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05-03-2013, 02:28 PM
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Now if any of you happen to be down in Calgary...here are a couple of Restaurants i would recommend.

For Breakfasts/Brunch on a weekend...the Diner Deluxe on Edmonton Trail and about 8th ave NE is a great spot. Very busy though...expect a wait.

For dinner The Farm on 17th ave and 9th st SW is a great spot. No microwaves in this restaurant...everything is prepared and cooked fresh in an open kitchen.

Another good spot is the River Cafe on Princes Island downtown.
Great selection of Wild meats. Very good food.

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05-03-2013, 03:06 PM
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I've never really had a problem with the prime rib or rib steaks at the Keg. In fact, I've never had one any better at Chop or Ric's etc, but i haven't tried Ruth's Chris yet. The side dishes or anything other than prime rib or rib steak at the Keg suck though.

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05-03-2013, 03:12 PM
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lol I can't believe I Actually recommended Calgary Trail Noodle House as one of the best restaurants, or even just as one of my favourites. My how things change... and that was 4 years ago already holy smokes. Than Sun too off 107... nice little place for beef/verm bowl and salad rolls but nothing like Pazzo or Bistecca, Violino's etc.

Some good places I've been to recently are Canteen, Red Ox and if you like pho the best in the city is King Noodle off 97.

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I've heard Three Boars is amazing, and I love their local food first philosophy.

Really neat to see the difference between the 2009 half of this thread and the 2013. There were lots of recommendations for chains and conglomerates in 2009, and now I'm seeing a higher percentage of locally owned restaurants. It proves the point that Edmonton's food scene is coming into its own.

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lol I can't believe I Actually recommended Calgary Trail Noodle House as one of the best restaurants, or even just as one of my favourites. My how things change... and that was 4 years ago already holy smokes. Than Sun too off 107... nice little place for beef/verm bowl and salad rolls but nothing like Pazzo or Bistecca, Violino's etc.

Some good places I've been to recently are Canteen, Red Ox and if you like pho the best in the city is King Noodle off 97.
Bad recent experience at calgary trail noodle house? I'd eaten there about 3 times and each time it was really good.

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Any good locally owned breakfast/brunch places in Edmonton?

I tried the 99st diner and it was about the equivalent to a Dennys.

The 9th st diner on 109st a couple of blocks south of Jasper ave was pretty good but I dont think that restaurant is around anymore.

Always nice to find a good quality breakfast place.

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Any good locally owned breakfast/brunch places in Edmonton?

I tried the 99st diner and it was about the equivalent to a Dennys.

The 9th st diner on 109st a couple of blocks south of Jasper ave was pretty good but I dont think that restaurant is around anymore.

Always nice to find a good quality breakfast place.
I love cora's, i know its a chain but its the best breakfast IMO, always fresh ingredients and big servings.

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Niche is fantastic, voted best new restaurant. Chefs really take the time and usually give out free samples of their experiments.

Would recommend Tzin as well.

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I love cora's, i know its a chain but its the best breakfast IMO, always fresh ingredients and big servings.
I keep wondering where this place is. Lots of people talk about it but I've never found the one on the southside on gateway. Driven past so many times and can't spot it.

edit lol, I'm looking at google street view right now and can't find the place. They need some signage. Basically impossible to spot from Busy gateway.


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Sofra 108 - 10345-106th Street has good food and a nice atmosphere.


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05-04-2013, 08:22 AM
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Any good locally owned breakfast/brunch places in Edmonton?

I tried the 99st diner and it was about the equivalent to a Dennys.

The 9th st diner on 109st a couple of blocks south of Jasper ave was pretty good but I dont think that restaurant is around anymore.

Always nice to find a good quality breakfast place.
Ric and Alice's on 109th and approximately 70 ave. good stuff.

Also, props on the Sofra mention.

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I love cora's, i know its a chain but its the best breakfast IMO, always fresh ingredients and big servings.
I'll second this, Cora's is excellent.

I'm surprised no one mentioned this place.

http://www.urbandiner.com/cms/Home/t...8/Default.aspx

The meatloaf sandwich is the tops.

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Cora's is good on portions but the fruit isn't always as fresh as it could be.

Hard to find a really good breakfast place that isn't greasy.

It is hard as well to find a good Italian place in the city.

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05-04-2013, 11:24 AM
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I love Cajun cuisine and I didn't know of any place in Edmonton where they served good stuff. Im excited to try this.
Louisiana purchase is good, but if you like cajun, try Cajun House in St. Albert. Their soups are the best around and the closest I've found here to the food in Louisiana.

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Best overall places I think are Wildflower grill, Packrat Louie and La Ronde. Also, Melting Pot is neat and very good.

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I keep wondering where this place is. Lots of people talk about it but I've never found the one on the southside on gateway. Driven past so many times and can't spot it.

edit lol, I'm looking at google street view right now and can't find the place. They need some signage. Basically impossible to spot from Busy gateway.
It's in the same area as melting pot/japanese village. If you head south on Calgary trail it's on the right hand side before the 23rd ave overpass. It's in a business building not a stand alone.


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One place i've been to a few times recently is Local's in south common. Right beside the Joeys.

I really like it. Great atmosphere, good down to earth food, good price, good ceasars, decent selection on tap and decent wine selection. Been there watching the playoffs and it has a good atmosphere for sports.

Also, has anyone been to sugar bowl? Girlfriend tried to bring me there last thursday and there was an hour wait so we went somewhere else. Can anybody give me a description? Did you like it?


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Cora's is good on portions but the fruit isn't always as fresh as it could be.

Hard to find a really good breakfast place that isn't greasy.

It is hard as well to find a good Italian place in the city.
What about Olive Garden???


Haha jk. Vivo Ristaurante is very good. It's in the Lessard/Callingwood area. Alot of people come away impressed.

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I've never really had a problem with the prime rib or rib steaks at the Keg. In fact, I've never had one any better at Chop or Ric's etc, but i haven't tried Ruth's Chris yet. The side dishes or anything other than prime rib or rib steak at the Keg suck though.
I think Ruth's Chris is pretty over rated

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I think Ruth's Chris is pretty over rated
Disagree, the steaks are top notch. That said, I went a couple weeks ago, and my potatoes tasted like they'd been sitting for 20 minutes.

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The Common has excellent food. As does The Marc.

Best place to grab a breakfast sandwich in the city has to be Elm Cafe. So damn good for such a small hole in the wall.

But yeah.. There are lots of great restaurants sprinkled around downtown if you are fearless enough to get away from the chains.

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Haha jk. Vivo Ristaurante is very good. It's in the Lessard/Callingwood area. Alot of people come away impressed.
Bistecca's got great Italian food too.

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Bbq: Sloppy Hogs Roed Hus 118ave 104st

Italian: Chianti in Clareview, great bang for buck too.

Drift Food Truck is nice

My favorite burger is the lamb burger at Sugarbowl

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If you want great Italian in a little mom and pop style of restaurant, go to Tony's Pizza Palace on 111th and 96 street. Grungy area of town but the food is fantastic and very reasonably priced. The Louisiana Purchase is great if you like Cajun food. The alligator is delicious.

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Disagree, the steaks are top notch. That said, I went a couple weeks ago, and my potatoes tasted like they'd been sitting for 20 minutes.
It was alright. It wasn't worth the close to $400 our bill came to.

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