Quantcast
local diners - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 21

Thread: local diners

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    vietnam
    Posts
    321
    Rep Power
    0

    Default local diners

    so i was watching this show called "Guy's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" and some of the diners they show had some reallie good looking food. i was wondering does calgary have any local diners that serve something unique and good? im up for anything.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    403
    Posts
    7,386
    Rep Power
    25

    Default

    Avenue Diner
    Galaxie Diner

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Calgar3h
    My Ride
    S14|TB1
    Posts
    4,665
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    that show literally explains the reasons explaining why america is larger..

    but really i've never been to a real diner here, i think the show is moreso showcasing mom and pop joints both ethnic and domestic, in that case it'd be places here like phil's (breakfast specifically ), a jewish deli, chicken on the way etc etc maybe the starlight in fairview?

    the only things that really resemble diners around here imo are those truck stops in small towns in the middle of nowhere on the QE2 or transcanada.
    Last edited by n1zm0; 12-10-2009 at 09:20 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Calgarian Living in Edmonton
    My Ride
    93 240sx SE, 17 Q50S
    Posts
    6,164
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    Go to Boogies Burgers for the best burgers
    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    You know those bored stay at home moms who's entire lives revolve around driving their kids to soccer, various cleaning accessories, and worrying about neighbourhood rapists? The kind of people that watch the View and go "uh huh..." Those unfulfilled people who try to fill the void in their empty lives by writing whiny letters to the editor complaining about shit that no one really cares about?

    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    3,697
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    seriously? I've driven by so many times and always wondered how their burgers were. I must now try if it has dj_rices approval

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    222
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Their burgers are big. Last time I went was about 4 years ago, and it was good. The yam fries were tasty too.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    52
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Peter's Drive-In?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Calgarian Living in Edmonton
    My Ride
    93 240sx SE, 17 Q50S
    Posts
    6,164
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    Originally posted by GQBalla
    seriously? I've driven by so many times and always wondered how their burgers were. I must now try if it has dj_rices approval

    Yeah, I think it was a Keiths burger I ordered a few years back, sooo good, 2 patties, bacon, cheese, and a fried egg on top, and the spicy fries are yummy too, way better than Peters
    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    You know those bored stay at home moms who's entire lives revolve around driving their kids to soccer, various cleaning accessories, and worrying about neighbourhood rapists? The kind of people that watch the View and go "uh huh..." Those unfulfilled people who try to fill the void in their empty lives by writing whiny letters to the editor complaining about shit that no one really cares about?

    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    IAH bar and UA6295
    My Ride
    100% SAVAGE
    Posts
    6,259
    Rep Power
    28

    Default

    Boogies is very good, but I wouldn't call it a diner.
    Avenue diner is my favourite, and Diner Deluxe is second place in my books.
    Both are excellent.
    Double-meat sub dreams.
    Public Mobile referral code: 88M4Y9
    Smiles for free: https://forums.beyond.ca/threads/411...something-nice

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Red Deer, AB
    Posts
    631
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    How about the North Hill Diner on 16 Ave NW, just east of SAIT... lol... high class place, for sure...

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    539
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    .
    Last edited by know1edge; 12-19-2018 at 01:30 PM.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Calgarian Living in Edmonton
    My Ride
    93 240sx SE, 17 Q50S
    Posts
    6,164
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    Originally posted by ExtraSlow
    Boogies is very good, but I wouldn't call it a diner.
    Avenue diner is my favourite, and Diner Deluxe is second place in my books.
    Both are excellent.

    Yes that is true but the show is Drive-Ins, Diners and Dives, so Boogies falls under dives
    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    You know those bored stay at home moms who's entire lives revolve around driving their kids to soccer, various cleaning accessories, and worrying about neighbourhood rapists? The kind of people that watch the View and go "uh huh..." Those unfulfilled people who try to fill the void in their empty lives by writing whiny letters to the editor complaining about shit that no one really cares about?

    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    calgary/alberta
    My Ride
    shoppin cart
    Posts
    37
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    boogie have poutine?

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    planet earth.
    Posts
    522
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Originally posted by n1zm0
    that show literally explains the reasons explaining why america is larger..

    but really i've never been to a real diner here, i think the show is moreso showcasing mom and pop joints both ethnic and domestic, in that case it'd be places here like phil's (breakfast specifically ), a jewish deli, chicken on the way etc etc maybe the starlight in fairview?

    the only things that really resemble diners around here imo are those truck stops in small towns in the middle of nowhere on the QE2 or transcanada.
    yea, i was gonna say that calgary doesn't really have anything that would ever make it on that show hahaha.

    keith's deli might be the closest this ambience-wise, but their menu is far to small and simplistic to be on there.

    EDIT: and it doesn't just have to be a diner, it can be a drive-in or dive, too

    peter's wouldn't make it cause their food sucks too much, is totally uninspired and unoriginal.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Red Deer, AB
    Posts
    631
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    Originally posted by know1edge
    ^ you mean north hill steakhouse & lounge?
    Oh, has it changed it's name? I haven't been there for a few years now... but I remember the food was pretty decent for a such a 'high class' establishment...

    I guess they've remodeled or changed owners or something...

    Who could forget this sign on 16th?


  16. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    calgary
    My Ride
    STi
    Posts
    1,458
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    Originally posted by ExtraSlow
    Boogies is very good, but I wouldn't call it a diner.
    Avenue diner is my favourite, and Diner Deluxe is second place in my books.
    Both are excellent.
    +1 for diner deluxe. At least when it comes to breakfast foods. I really like their eggs Benedict. It can be pretty hard to get a seat sometimes though.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    539
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    .
    Last edited by know1edge; 12-19-2018 at 01:29 PM.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Cowtown
    My Ride
    10' 4Runner SR5
    Posts
    5,989
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    No you guys are thinking of the same place. It's right by NAPA on 16th ave. I've heard they renovated and the food is pretty decent.

    As for boogies, it seems way different now that Fay and Keith aren't there. I went once with the father and son team there and it was ok, but it wasn't the same food or experience. Might have to try it again next month.

    +1 for Avenue Diner, their eggs benny is fucking delic! It's surprising when you get this green sauce on your eggs at first (I think it was some mint/basil concoction) but it's oh so good!

    There is a burger place in Inglewood, right by the south zoo entrance that I've always wanted to try but haven't been there. I've heard the absolute shithole of a place called Deer Head Cafe is quite good but have yet to try it.

    I've caught that show a couple times and for the better part of it, it's just grease fest. There was something that look pretty good though, hopefully someone will remember. They showed one place where they could start with a duck I think, then cover that with another meat, and lastly put all that into a turkey. This stuffed turkey was fucking monsterous!
    Last edited by msommers; 12-11-2009 at 10:10 AM.
    Follow me on Instagram and Facebook!

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Calgary AB
    My Ride
    W204
    Posts
    2,706
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    North Hill diner AKA Steak House and Lounge was/is at no point a diner even if it had diner in it's name. It's just another family restaurant. It has no diner feel to it whatsoever. Diner Deluxe? Aside from the inclusion of the name "diner", there's just nothing diner about it. It's got too much of that try to be healthy/alternative shit to make it a real diner. The closest diner experience that I can think of without resorting to go to the U.S. is Route 99 Diner in Edmonton. Now THAT place is a real diner. You just need to go eat there once and realize what a real diner should be like.
    You have a couple of photos that are great... you must be very good at photoshop!

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    IAH bar and UA6295
    My Ride
    100% SAVAGE
    Posts
    6,259
    Rep Power
    28

    Default

    Deer Head Cafe always has Black Town Cars parked out front. Maybe it's a mafia favourite?

    Never been inside, but it looks really shitty. I'm tempted.

    The Lions Den by the Elbow River Casino is pretty decent if you can put up with the owners jokes. Some people find it funny. My wife found it super annoying.
    Double-meat sub dreams.
    Public Mobile referral code: 88M4Y9
    Smiles for free: https://forums.beyond.ca/threads/411...something-nice

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Local (Semi-Local) Race Schools

    By BrknFngrs in forum Bike Talk
    Replies: 5
    Latest Threads: 03-11-2009, 10:25 PM
  2. What local or nearly local machine shop can..

    By ancient in forum Mechanical
    Replies: 11
    Latest Threads: 02-11-2005, 11:56 AM
  3. Local Highway Question...

    By Davan in forum General
    Replies: 5
    Latest Threads: 06-27-2002, 11:57 PM
  4. Replies: 12
    Latest Threads: 06-20-2002, 01:58 PM
  5. Local celeb siting!

    By Big_Six_Boy in forum Street Encounters
    Replies: 20
    Latest Threads: 06-03-2002, 09:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •