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“Good Food, Lot's of People”

Earl's Calgary Downtown Tin Palace
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Ranked #1,187 of 3,552 Restaurants in Calgary
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mission
Austin, Texas
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good Food, Lot's of People”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Had a very long wait. 45 minutes, after being told 20 minutes. Food was surprisingly good and nice wine selection. Keep your party small for good service.

  • Visited December 2011
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Korean first
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A complete night-out experience”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

Looking for a great meal with friends surrounded by a wonderful atmosphere? If so then come to this Earl's location. The menu features a variety of cuisine choices along with a great dessert selection. The staff was very prompt and helpful in recommending menu items, along with description of preparations and ingredients.

  • Visited October 2011
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Courtenay, Canada
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72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Bad by any standard.”
Reviewed September 19, 2011

Went with a a group from work, 12 in all. They had set up a collection of round tables for us to sit at. This not only didn't work but just made the whole experience a lot more awkward.

Food wa mediocre at best. Most had steaks and the only ones pleased were those who asked for it well done. They were all pretty well done.

Our server really didn't have a clue. Couldn't remember who had ordered what and proceeded to hand people burning hot plates that had to then be handed about the table to find the right owner.

They had run out of several beers as well.

Have been to Earls on other cities an it's not normally as bad as this one. A shame.

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Sydney
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20 reviews
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“Best Patio in Calgary”
Reviewed August 1, 2009

For those of you looking for a hidden gem this summer, look no further. The patio is amazing, stretching along the busy 4th Avenue if you sit off the lounge, or around the side and into the back if you prefer the restaurant. The servers are all attractive young females who are attentive and ensure that you are not forgotten, no matter how long you tend to linger.

The patio itself is well hidden away from traffic, covered, but letting more than enough sunshine in to keep even the sun worshippers happy.

For drinks, I highly recommend the iceberg beer - which is any beer that takes your fancy with a citrus slush on top. Make sure to ask for a little extra on the side as it helps to keep your beer cold!

While we didn't have any food, we did enjoy the Chocolate Toffee Cake dessert, which comes with a side of vanilla gelato, and is smothered in chocolate and toffee sauce. Too much for one, but more than enough for two.

Definitely worth a stop this summer!

- GeminiTravels -

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Calgary, Canada
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45 reviews
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“Aweful....portion was small and the restaurant was very loud with a cold atmosphere. Left hungry and went across the...”
Reviewed May 31, 2008

Aweful....portion was small and the restaurant was very loud with a cold atmosphere. Left hungry and went across the street for chicken wings. Have tried Earl's in Westhills and found it to be much better.

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