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The Big Cheese Poutinerie

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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: Late Night, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 14
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
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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
Lots of curds

My poutine had lots of curds and gravy. I think that I had more curds than fries. I had the traditional poutine. I am from Montreal and I really enjoyed it

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
soccerref845
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Calgary, Alberta
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Calgary, Alberta
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My poutine had lots of curds and gravy. I think that I had more curds than fries. I had the traditional poutine. I am from Montreal and I really enjoyed it

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Thank soccerref845
Edmonton, Canada
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99 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 1st time there - had the cheeseburger poutine and was outstanding - ordered the large and was more then enough for 2 - lots of fillings with fries - only cost $8.99 - good deal

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Thank wayne p
Cochrane, Canada
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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Poutine is very simple - fries, gravy and squeaky cheese curds. Big Cheese was a BIG let-down. I had the veggy poutine and it arrived as a huge, soggy, blob of starch. There was no texture to the fries, everything was limp and completely drenched in far too much gravy. The cheese wasn't squeaky and there wasn't much of it.... More 

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Thank GrittyMan
Perth, Australia
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155 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I've been to the Big Cheese a few times now and after a delicious first poutine my last couple of visits have been a bit of a let down. I've always said "There is no such thing as a bad poutine" but I'll probably get my poutine snack elsewhere now.

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Thank Steve M
Calgary, Canada
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Awesome, inexpensive poutine. They keep it simple and classic and that's what I like. I feel fat every time I leave but HEY its poutine! Real cheese curds also, don't even worry. prices are good.

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Thank Sasha G
Hamilton, New Zealand
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

I have the loaded vegetarian poutine & it was absolutely delicious, it was quite spicy though so watch out & have a drink nearby. Others in my group also tried the original poutine & the Philly Cheese Steak poutine(I believe that was what it was called) and they also really enjoyed it! If you're craving wanting a 'fast' poutine, this... More 

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Thank MarissaPNZ
Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

If you like poutine, you will love this place, a stable around town now but you really can't go wrong, every visit is a new experience to poutine

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Thank Samantha B
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186 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Being from Quebec many years ago I had high hopes that they had managed to box something good from the province and export it to Calgary. Don't get me wrong - the food was decent, but ended up to be more of a cheap imitation than a copy of the real thing. Each of us tried something different from the... More 

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Thank Steve M
Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Big Cheese is a cute little poutinerie, with a cozy atmosphere. It feels like a fun cafe, and the art on the walls is pretty interesting. When we got to Big Cheese I was shocked at the prices. It's pretty expensive for dressed up french fries, but my brother said it was totally worth it. There are several menu options... More 

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Thank Jana144
Calgary, Canada
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135 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Its worth making the trek to Big Cheese in Calgary. This place has authentic poutine and at a decent price. They also have loyalty program, which is cool. Great staff, great food and its cheap what more do you want?

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?