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“I liked my meal.”
Review of Big Al's Diner

Big Al's Diner
Ranked #8 of 44 Restaurants in Blaine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Santa Barbara, California
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“I liked my meal.”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Nice kids menu for the little ones. Retro style coffee shop with hearty food and fun decorations. My wife thought her corned beef hash had too many potatoes but everyone else enjoyed their choice. I had the Mount Baker with nice and peppery biscuits and gravy with hash browns and two eggs. Coffee was good. Service was good. Wait staff must eat all their meals here. They looked well fed. In days gone by this was Denny's and was the only place open past 9pm.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Blaine, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Ordinary Food at a reasonable price”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

This restaurant is nothing special, ordinary diner food, prices are reasonable and the decor average.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Linda C
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Birch Bay, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“avoid”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Our most recent experience at Big Al's was a tremendous disappointment. Though the diner was about 75% empty, the waitresses virtually ignored our table. One of my companions had to go up to the counter to get her coffee refilled after waiting for nearly 10 minutes. The food itself was unremarkable. The burgers were excessively greasy. The homemade fries are long gone, having been replaced by frozen ones that were almost as thin as shoestring potatoes. One of my companions remarked that the portions seem smaller, but that prices have gone up.

  • Visited November 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice food, Nice place.”
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here on our way down to Bellingham, to do some shopping.

The decor of the place reminded me of a 50s style diner. I had the ham and cheese omlette which filled the plate along with really nice homemade hash browns. The portions were excellent compared to other restaurants I have been to. Staff were nice.

Would go back again :-)

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank uktechwizard
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Yummy diner food”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

I'm partial to any dining establishment that serves breakfast all day, but their non breakfast fare is also delicious. A cute, old timey place with good service, we've enjoyed several good meals there and will be back!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Lucytoooo
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