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Old Country Inn

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9906 72 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 0Z3, Canada (Formerly Barb and Ernie's)
+1 780-433-3242
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Timbuktu, Mali
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124 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Great value for HUGE HUGE portions. Not a Michelin star restaurant. Quantity over quality but then it is hard to mess up a Schnitzel, an omelette or a Bratwurst.

Thank WordTraveller88
Valparaiso, Indiana
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Dining at Barb and Ernie's Old Country Inn was a delightful experience for me and my husband. When traveling, we try to scout out local places and when the parking lot is full, you know you will probably get good food. We were not disappointed. We devoured an amazing breakfast which included eggs, toast, bacon or sausage, and I had... More 

Thank Melinda S
St. Albert, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Locally and previously known as Barb and Ernies, it is still predominantly a German Diner. Sunday's are disappointing as they are open until 3:00 but only serve breakfast. The portions are large, tasty and filling, but I would really like a splash of gravy with my side of schnitzel. A good selection of German beers and two drafts. Watch your... More 

Thank MisterMikeTheGreat
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

More commonly known as Barb & Ernie's. when ever I go to Edmonton this is a must for breakfast at least once the food and service is great and the value for your money is excellent. If you go on a Sunday go early or be prepared to stand in line.

Thank Lyle T
Regina, Canada
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Whenever we visit family in Edmonton ton we try to ensure we can stop for breakfast/brunch. It's always delicious! My husband always orders the same thing -the German hotcakes with bacon inside.

Thank princessesmommy
FDIC, Owner at Old Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for making us one of your stops when you come to Edmonton! More 

The Villages, Florida
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110 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This was a treat. A little pricey. I had the breaded pork with Crab and shrimp on it and a cream white wine sauce and covered in Cheese. Had the roast potatoes, red cabbage. But served with a beef soup that was to die for. A lot of food! My partner had the breaded pork with lemon and Choose the... More 

Thank Brenda B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Avoid. ...it's s dump, food is a adequate at best. Will not return, pricey and under whelming. Service was good food was bland

Thank Charyl C
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

This place has been around since 1975. It has a German buffet on weekends, which I have not experienced, but have been here many times for breakfast. Opens at 8:00 on Sat and by 8:30 the first dining room will be full. Portions are large - event the seniors/kid sized breakfasts are more than enough. Regular breakfast foods: pancakes, bacon,... More 

1 Thank PeregrineEdmonton
FDIC, Owner at Old Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is always a great visit. The pancakes are FANTASTIC and my wife always gets the eggs Benedict and loves it. Great place for kids as there are toys that they can bring to their table. Parents with small kids will know the value of this!!!

Thank TravellingMatthieu
Beaumont, Alberta, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

This has been one of my favourite restaurants for a long time, and it just keeps getting better! We did the buffet, which came with an amazing curry zucchini soup. Every soup I have ever had here is simply amazing. I'd just eat soup if it was not for the tempting buffet! My top pick was the Rouladen. Simply put...... More 

1 Thank Katie B
FDIC, Owner at Old Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Thank you Thank you - you are why we work so hard. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9906 72 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 0Z3, Canada (Formerly Barb and Ernie's)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton
  • Phone Number: +1 780-433-3242
Forty years young, we are a family business committed to making the best home-cooked breakfast. We also have a delicious Friday and Saturday night German buffet from 4-7 pm.

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