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“Still good after all these years”
Review of Packrat Louie

Packrat Louie
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Ranked #138 of 2,416 Restaurants in Edmonton
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Strathcona
Cross street: 104 Street
Transit: One block south on Whyte avenue.
Edmonton, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Still good after all these years”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Located in the heart of Old Strathcona across from the Farmer's Market, Gazebo Park, and next to Whyte Ave there is plenty of street and lot parking, and the occasional 2 hour free spot, available for your visit to Packrat Louie.
We were three people celebrating a birthday using a Groupon. The service was attentive and friendly. We decided to split one of the entrees and the thoughtful server suggested that for a small extra charge we could each have a full portion of the veg. It was perfect! Just the right amount of food and the potatoes were SO good.
The restaurant is filled with lots of natural light, it wasn't overly noisy, and there are black tablecloths under the butcher paper covers. They have a nifty way of presenting the desert menu (hint: it's why the tables have the paper covers.)

We had the Scallop and Crab cake, the Ribeye, the Porkchop, and the Warm Toffee cake (free for the birthday girl - nice!). All plates were practically licked clean.

1 appetizer & 2 entrees (including the $4 split fee) came to $88 with tax; no beverages. When I pay this much for an entree it had better be good, and it was.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Port Dover, Canada
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“my favourite restaurant in the west”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have gone to this restaurant since it's inception. Great food and staff. What an amazing choice for for any occasion. Great salads and main courses. Lemon pizza as an appetizer is great. Good list of wines at reasonable prices.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Yesforscotland
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Edmonton, Canada
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1,211 reviews
702 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
“In the heart of Old Strathcona”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

What a great place to meet friends for lunch on a Saturday afternoon in Old Strathcona. Once you secure a parking spot all is well. Five of us enjoyed lunch at Packrat Louie's. I was pleased with the Salmon Filet while my friends enjoyed the seafood special, the soup of the day and pizza, the blackened chicken sandwich and the beet salad. Service was excellent. The menu is varied and priced appropriately for the quality of food. I look forward to coming back here for dinner.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank kpatters
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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Your home away from home Excellent”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Very pleasant and enjoyed the extra work put into the decor, Food was excellent and staff are very pleasant. Deserts are also to die for

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Thank Douglas S
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Alberta
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“OK But Over priced”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

This restaurant appears to be reaching for a satus it doesn't quie achieve. Prices are high and quality does not justify the pricing

Visited February 2012
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