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Nellies on Kensington

Diner, Canadian
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1414 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Odense, Denmark
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247 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Very nice and very very friendly restaurant in a good neighborhood atmosphere ...GREAT coffe and a lot of it...very - maybe - too big portions...but all in all thank you :-)

Thank Gert K
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Another great experience at this Nellies. Breakfast was great for both myself and my guest. Menu has a great selection with so many choices. Coffee's good too! Service was outstanding, and the coffee kept flowing through a long conversation after we'd finished our breakfast. Would recommend this restaurant to all!

Thank billmI5711KQ
Calgary, Canada
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Dropped in here on a Friday morning, it wasn't busy, so no trouble getting a table. Wife's had the breakfast burrito, and I had the two egg plate. Food cooked well, my over easy eggs were done perfectly. Service was quick and cheerful. Parking lot is quite small and started with other business, so on a busy day you may... More 

Thank Calgary_guy_yyc
Smithers, B.C.
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250 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This chain has its ups and downs. A few years ago this place was excellent. My meal here was not so hot: my order was wrong in 2 respects. The washroom was grubby and there were no paper towels in the washroom.

Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Venice, Italy
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124 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went there for lunch, I ordered a burrito with extra bacon and I loved it. It was very stuffed with things, on the dish there was also fruit, potatoes and a small cake. The place it very old style. Ther service was fast but there weren't many people inside.

Thank Enrico268
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Blueberry pancakes. That's what you need to order here. They're amazing. The place is small, diner-like, a bit crowded ... the blueberry pancakes make up for any wait, any noise, anything.

Thank HMDS604
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Had a horrific experience with the service in this place, food didn't come out for over an hour and orders where incorrect

Thank John Q
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Had the traditional scrambled eggs with hash browns and toast. Toast not toasted and obviously had been sitting for awhile as was mushy, hash browns cold and burnt. My husband had nellies hash and his was better but same problem with hash browns. Coffee unfortunately quite weak so overall would not recommend.

Thank 56003Butler4
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Did this place change hands recently? There's different people running it now and they just don't have the same touch. Table staff is robot like and the food was underwhelming at best. We will not be going back.

Thank keenerken
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298 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We decided to give Nellie's another chance as it has been a couple of years...it was a good decision. Jessica who served us was pleasant, courteous, friendly, with a very inviting personality. The food was nicely prepared, garden salad,(actually tasted like fresh lettuce vs the bagged lettuce of the past), homemade tomato soup, a real hit, ( had three bowls)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1414 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Hillurst
  • Neighborhood: Hillurst
  • Phone Number: 403-270-0173

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