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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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  • 21
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  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for Poutine Fanatics!

First time for me to visit the place, and I was just mesmerized with their poutine selections! The poutine were served in small brown containers, kid friendly, modern clean design and best of all - they even have poutine dessert! This is a novelty place, highly recommended for poutine lovers!!! Due... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Tishya S
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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This was by far one of the worst poutines I have ever eaten. My boyfriend paid $28 for 2 larges and boy was that a waste of money. The fries were crusty and dry, even being drenched in gravy... Gravy that was bland! Grossly sweet, overly peppered, and honestly tasted like it was watered down. Thank god I put bacon... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

First time for me to visit the place, and I was just mesmerized with their poutine selections! The poutine were served in small brown containers, kid friendly, modern clean design and best of all - they even have poutine dessert! This is a novelty place, highly recommended for poutine lovers!!! Due to its location, plan your visit since the line... More 

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Kitscoty, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

With their extensive selection of poutines I was surprised that I was overwhelmed. Not usually am I at a loose for words but when I tried my pulled pork poutine, it was perfection!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The Canadians love a Poutine (Chips, Quebec Curds & Gravy) and in Calgary it's no different. As I am from North West England, an adopted Lancastrian, I can appreciate the love of this fine mix of food stuffs. But the Canadians take it to another level by adding various extra elements and my favorite in Calgary is here at the... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about The Big Cheese Poutinerie

Address: 738 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B7, Canada
Phone Number: 403.457.2873
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Beltline
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
Cuisine: Fast Food

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?