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Blue Star Diner

#22 of 2,861 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0C2, Canada
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Calgary on vacation from the UK. We visited for dinner and for breakfast. Both times, the food was superb and the staff were friendly and helpful. It's got a great feel to it and the surrounding area is nice for a stroll (we got great ice cream from a store up the road). I am vegetarian, my... More 

Thank boogiebeebie
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting with a friend from Grad school I traveled to Calgary for my very first time from the states. I love trying new places to eat when I travel and she suggested this place for brunch. As soon as we pulled up and saw the crowd I knew it was going to be good (People don't flock to places... More 

Thank Lavina S
Dawson Creek, Canada
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was told to check Blue Star out the next time I was in town and was not disappointed. Nice atmosphere very busy but service was not lacking. Burgers were to die for in our group we all tried a different burger and shared a bit of each other’s. Multiple choices and good options for Gluten free. Very impressed by... More 

Thank Will I
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

My Fiance and I were in Calgary to visit her brother and stopped by on July 1st for breakfast. I had the Eggs Benedict and she had the Yogurt, Granola and fruit. My Benedict was pretty great and the hollandaise sauce in particular was very good. Her yogurt came with some very generous portions of fruit. All in all we... More 

Thank Ryan B
Banff National Park, Canada
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The family took me out for Fathers Day and we wanted to go somewhere new so we headed to the Blue Star Diner. We started off with some appetizers which included the Nachos, asparagus, and catfish tacos. Those didn't last long, my favorite was the asparagus. For the main course the family ended up ordering the bison burger, regular burger,... More 

Thank Mark K
Calgary, Canada
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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We went for fathers day breakfast, arrived about 09:00 and had perhaps a 10 - 15 minute wait for a seat at the bar. It would have been longer if we wanted a table, but the bar was comfortable and the server was handy whenever we needed her. There was coffee available as soon as you entered the restaurant, a... More 

Thank skierCalgary
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I LOVE this place. I stumbled upon it when trying to eat brunch at a nearby place that was too busy! Everything that I have eaten here is immaculate. I usually go for brunch, but made the trip to try the burger once and the tacos another time. We used to go to this place and be seated right away,... More 

Thank aemarsfan
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

friends and ourselves visited the Blue Star Diner a couple of weeks ago. As the other reviews indicated that this spot was pretty busy on weekends, we stopped by on a Tuesday, it was about half full. Clean lines, comfortable decor, bery friendly and knowledgeable staff. We sampled 3 of their burgers (bison, lamb and chorizo). Bring your appetites !!... More 

Thank TimberTom
Vancouver BC Canada
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104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

While the Blue Star Diner looks like a traditional diner from the outside, most of the menu items are more of locally-sourced spins on classics.

2 Thank ThreeFromVancouver
Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

they had a great menu choice and accommodated gluten free alternatives it was amazing. the food and service was excellent.

Thank andymcf05

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0C2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403-261-9998

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?