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The Big Cheese Poutinerie

Beltline
Fast Food
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738 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B7, Canada
403.457.2873
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Too much!

I stopped here on my way to watch a Stanley Cup playoff hockey game on TV. I ordered the original Poutine. I chose a large, I found it was too big for me. Overall, I found it quite good in fact excellent. But, being in Alberta, I really don't have anything to compare it with! I am wondering about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Alfred K
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I stopped here on my way to watch a Stanley Cup playoff hockey game on TV. I ordered the original Poutine. I chose a large, I found it was too big for me. Overall, I found it quite good in fact excellent. But, being in Alberta, I really don't have anything to compare it with! I am wondering about the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We took our kids and nephews here for lunch today and it was so good. We all had the traditional poutine and they had some great retro drink options. Their menu is super extensive and you can get pretty much anything on your poutine. The food came out very quickly, was hot and fresh, and we all agreed was the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

any kind you can think of and the main thing that makes a good poutine is the gravy check it out, get a burger from Clive Burger and get your fries from here

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Dieppe, Canada
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35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Several veggie poutine options, all GF. Recommend the loaded veggie or nacho. Hand cut fries, fresh veggies, yummy guacamole, amd savoury gravy with real cheese curds. Delish.

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Calgary, Canada
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45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Sorry peoples. I'm from Québec, that's make me a professional POUTINE judge. soggy fries. burned BEEF gravy ( Everybody knows a poutine gravy is make from CHICKEN BROTH) Cheese if it's cheese , is far away from what is supposed to be. First time I went with four (other professional) friends we all add a bad experience. - Order...4 orders... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I have been to the Big Cheese many times and quite enjoy it. I encourage anyone visiting Calgary to give this a try, as it really is a taste of Canadian cuisine. Outside of Quebec this is one of the better poutines you will find in Canada.

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Calgary, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

What is there to say about The Big Cheese. Its a poutinerie. That glorious Quebecois creation of fries, cheese curds, and gravy. But The Big Cheese does it a little different. They offer the Traditional poutine, but they also have a full menu of different variations, some with beef, some with chicken, some with pork, and one that comes with... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I needed something else to have Sunday when most of the core was closed, and we were unable to get into Smoke's (which I hadn't been to either) and needed some sort of poutine to get through my miserable shift. Well, I was let down. I've never seen a poutine take so long. Did they have to generate their own... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Shared a poutine with smoked meat on it and was not impressed with much of its toppings. Sauce was okish but could have been more generous on the cheese and meat. For a large poutine it was kind of small.

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Canada
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41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was looking forward to having some poutine. A rare treat. I think the fried and gravy were good, but it was hard to taste because I found it too spicy. I ordered the standard, original vegetarian poutine but it looked like they put chilli flakes on it. Probably ok for most people, but way too spicy for me. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 738 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Beltline
  • Neighborhood: Beltline
  • Phone Number: 403.457.2873

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fast Food
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:30 am

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