Best Diners in Calgary

Each year, we ask our readers to vote for their favourite restaurants in Calgary. These are their favourite diners for tasty breakfast and lunch fare.

Mexican chilaquiles bowl at Blue Star Diner. Photo by Jared Sych.



Galaxie Diner

This all-day breakfast spot offers a blast from the past with an aesthetic straight from the 1940s. The menu includes omelettes, huevos rancheros, eggs Benedict and other breakfast favourites, as well as lunch items like the Galaxie burger and classic malted milkshakes in flavours like creamsicle, apple pie or mocha.

1413 11 St. S.W., 403-228-0001,, @galaxiediner



Blue Star Diner

Blue Star Diner is committed to delicious food made with ingredients from local suppliers. The community-focused diner is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and its location in the heart of Bridgeland means it’s walking distance to unique storefronts and local parks when you’re done eating.

809 1 Ave. N.E., 403-261-9998,, @bluestar_yyc


Red’s Diner

Red’s Diner is a popular brunch destination in the city. The restaurant sports a rustic-chic interior where you can enjoy breakfast classics like the 58th Avenue eggs Benedict made with beef brisket and fried onions, avocado toast, a southwestern omelette, hot-off-the-griddle pancakes and more.

Four Calgary locations,, @redsdineryyc


Dairy Lane Café

Originally a milk bar in the 1950s, Dairy Lane Café offers a cozy and casual diner experience nowadays. Dairy Lane uses many locally sourced ingredients in its menu, which is largely focused around breakfast fare, burgers and sandwiches. On sunny days, this spot is sure to delight with its patio underneath a cozy awning.

319 19 St. N.W., 403-283-2497,


Diner Deluxe

With locations in Mahogany, Marda Loop and Bridgeland, Diner Deluxe offers a modern diner experience that focuses on freshly made breakfast dishes and warm comfort foods that are sure to delight guests. Order a deluxe burrito, stuffed French toast or try the homestyle Picnic Plate and have your fill of fried chicken, fries, coleslaw and gravy.

Three Calgary locations,, @dinerdeluxe


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This article appears in the March 2024 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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