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“Wonderful 50's Diner!”

Evelyn's Memory Lane Cafe
Ranked #1 of 40 Restaurants in High River
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian
Description: 1950's style diner. Daily changing menu, Hand crafted Ice Cream, Pies, Bakery, Fresh Food every Day, Vegetarian, Vegan available
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Description: 1950's style diner. Daily changing menu, Hand crafted Ice Cream, Pies, Bakery, Fresh Food every Day, Vegetarian, Vegan available
Reviewed March 10, 2014

The food is always amazing here and you can't beat the prices! Lot's of specials everyday as well as their regular menu which is fantastic. Also a wide array of desserts, including ice cream, which are very hard to resist. Then you have the wonderful decor of a 50's diner complete with a juke box. What's not to love!

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Wonderful place to stop in for a quick lunch. Everything is homemade (including the yummy ice cream). Try the Medicine Tree ice cream - delicious! They serve salads, sandwiches and chili or mac and cheese depending on the day will depend what's on the menu. Everything is good and the staff are great and friendly.

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

The other day my wife and I drove south to High River for lunch and to see how the town was recovering after the flooding. The town is split by the railway tracks and we had a little trouble locating 4 th Ave. It is one way, so we had to go around a couple of blocks to locate it. The avenue it is on still has about half the businesses boarded up or in stages of reconstruction. We were welcomed as we entered. Of course, my first question was about the flood. The waitress said that the water was five feet high outside, but they had sandbagged and reinforced the windows so that there was little damage. They were one of the first to reopen in the area. There were lots of local people having coffee as it was about 2 pm. One gentleman behind us was telling his friend that his furnace had not been replaced yet and the inside temperature was about 40 degrees F. But, they laughed about it and talked about how things were coming along pretty well - all things considered. The atmosphere of the diner took me back to my younger days with an in booth record (disc) selector, lots of vintage add posters and pictures, as well as a display of vintage pop bottles. I ordered the quiche and my wife had a ham, cheese and tomato on whole wheat. The quiche was so so, but the sandwich was excellent and filling. They had many pies and muffins on display, so we ordered pie to go and shared an ice cream for dessert. Service was cheerful, casual, and friendly. They kept an eye on the patrons and were there when needed. We will certainly go back again when in the area. By the way, check out the murals on the side of the building.

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Thank RJBCalgary
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We arrived early and registered for the Annual River City Cruisers Show and Shine. We had driven for a couple of hours to get there, so decided to grab a bite to eat before putting the final touches on the cars.
We were going to take part in the pancake breakfast, but heard someone mention Evelyn's, so we decided on a sit down, inside meal instead.
We made our way to the restaurant which was only half a block down the street, and in we went.
We sat immediately and noticed that the menu was for lunch and dinner only...oh oh... it is only a little after eight AM.
A server came over and told us that coffee was on, but it is self serve only and pointed in the direction of the coffee station, and that breakfast consisted of a buffet, which she also pointed out to us.
Perfect! We made our way to the makeshift breakfast bar, and there we found a wonderful "hash" made up of sausage meats, bacon and grilled potatoes, along with scrambled eggs, and toast, which was fresh out of the toaster. Man it tasted great, the gentleman tending the toaster smiled and presented us with warm fresh toast. The coffee was hot, and popular! It was a full time job just brewing enough to keep up with the demand.
Four of us ate for $50.00, so the value was there.
It is important to say that High River is in a state of recovery from devastating flooding in June, and that several businesses are still unable to open as a result. Also, several hundred residents are still not able to occupy their homes due to the damage. The signs of this were everywhere, with fenced of businesses, rubble from reconstruction etc on every street.
The people of this town are amazing! I am not sure of the number of cars entered in the show, but news reports are stating that 10,000 people attended the event in support of flood relief.
Way to go High River, I am proud to have been there this year and will be back next year.

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Thank Kermit403
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Evelyn's is open for business! The manager is an amazing, friendly, hard working woman and this little gem of a cafe serves great lunches and ice cream!

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