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The Big Cheese Poutinerie

Fast Food, Canadian
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738 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B7, Canada
+1 403-457-2873
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 am
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Innisfail, Canada
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after the bars closed. Large menu, reasonably priced, and fast! The fries are well-done, the cheese is squeaky, and they don't skimp on the gravy. The small is more than sufficient for one person and the menu has enough variety to satisfy any appetite.

Thank TotallyMyRealName
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I have been to this location a few times and the poutine is always excellent. The dining area is not that large and must get full during busy hours. I had order the regular size Notorious PIG and it was very filling. It had bacon sausage and I believe pulled pork. I would image maybe the larger size would be... More 

Thank dsh00ya
Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

After a very windy walk my son said he was taking me for Poutine. Being a Scot with the ingrained belief that chips (fries) should only be served with malt vinager and salt I had my doubts. Being a hole in the wall place rather than a fine dining establishment I was encouraged to see the mixed bag of clients... More 

Thank mexicanmama65
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

A great place to get some fresh, hot poutine. Many varieties but the traditional is always a good thing. Some might find it a little salty but that's the best part!

Thank Jim F
Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

I work around the corner and visit this poutinerie about once every couple of weeks. Love the huge selection of poutine flavours they offer and the monthly special (which cannot be found on the regular menu - a veritable "special"). They use high quality cheese curds and that makes all the difference. They recently brought in milkshakes but I don't... More 

Thank xnmuller
Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

A fun place to take the kids. Great variety of poutines with some very unique flavours. Portion sizes are huge. I'd suggest to simply get a small. Will return when the desire for some poutine returns.

Thank Luke W
Grand Forks, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

This place has the best vegetarian poutine I've ever had! The gravy is mouth watering, and just a touch spicy. Love the original Veggie poutine, or the veggie nacho style one if I'm extra hungry! Great value for such delicious, filling food! Yum!😋

Thank Camilla S
Calgary, Canada
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

This place is delicious. I would caution people about taking kids here though, as our kids find the gravy too spicy for their taste! There always seems to be a groupon for this place- good to stock up, especially when they are having a 20% off!

Thank 6ettin-out-there-
Westborough, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

Place was cute. Food was fresh made, so took a little time-not a fast food restaurant. Poutine was good, although we were not fans. Smalls are a good size, so may want to share. Again, my daughter had a coupon, so no cost really. It was a promotion to get people in to the new location. Great location; artsy area.... More 

Thank Lisa M
calgary, alberta
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

I'm pretty sure the address is wrong as I know I ordered off this particular menu. Regardless the poutine was awesome. I got the regular and my SO got the PIG. Definitely worth the visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 738 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Beltline
  • Neighborhood: Beltline
  • Phone Number: +1 403-457-2873

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?