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Melrose Cafe & Bar

730 17 Ave SW | "The Heart of the Red Mile", Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Mont royal)
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Ranked #542 of 2,896 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Chinese, Dessert, Canadian, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Mont royal
Description: Melrose Cafe and Bar has 2 locations in Calgary - the original on 17th Ave which opened its doors to the community over 20 years ago and morphed into a Calgary staple as "The Heart of the Red Mile" and the new location inside of the revolutionary Cowboys Casino.
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English first
Calgary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I've never worked anywhere where they were so perticular about customer satisfaction. I've also never worked anywhere where they have put so much heart in the detail into the place. Every meal was scrumbticous. The Leong Family is wonderful and I'm so glad I've had a chance to work for such wonderful people that take so much pride in their... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Seems owners shut it down on Sunday No. Explanation, other than "it was time" Hmm 100 characters Qwertyuioppsdjppll Zxbn Query opp Add dhl

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Edmonton, Canada
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Every time I've eaten here, the food has always been good. The last visit was during the blizzard so there were only a handful of tables occupied. We were seated promptly into a booth. The menu has the standard selection of sandwiches/burgers, salads, and pizzas. I decided on the BBQ chicken on flatbread pizza for about $15. The pizza arrived... More

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Calgary, Canada
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77 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was a disappointing visit. The host/waiter was far from the brightest bulb. Thankfully he only took our drink order which he managed to get wrong. Our waitress was nice... Not attentive however. She perked up toward the ed when we paid.... lovely. My order was not even the right item, and an apology was given but not offer to... More

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Calgary, Canada
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Melrose has always been a choice for us when we want to have a few drinks with friends. They take reservations and honor them. It is always busy and at night gets very loud. Once we tried to go for a late lunch and it was not the best. But if you want to go for drinks in a prime... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited Calgary this past weekend to attend a party thrown by a friend. It was held at Melrose Café & Bar. We got there early to have some dinner. Service was excellent. We order some Calamari and Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings. The wings were very good. The Calamari however, was not crispy as we had expected, but quite... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Melrose has a great atmpsphere, the steak sandwhich was delicious. Service was mediocre, and the server forgot to ring in my order and I ended up rushing to eat my food while everyone else was finished. she also forgot to bring me my beer. It was a disappointment since the restaurant is so nice in itself. An honest mistake, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Very casual and friendly bar/cafe. The staff are great and longstanding employees who love their craft. The food was good too, I'd comfortably recommend.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Helpful and friendly service, nice location, and great selection of beers on tap. Only $4 for domestic beer bottles on Sundays.

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Calgary, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

We've been to Melrose several times and have never been disappointed. We've enjoyed the burgers, fries, salads, chicken fingers (real meat & massive!), and the drinks are great. Regardless of when we've gone (event night,mor not), the service is excellent and the food is delicious. We enjoy the atmosphere (you won't find any kids here), even though we don't gamble...

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