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Late Night Eats in YYC

cn1822 Mar 9, 2010 07:27 PM

Know any good places that open late (preferably not fast food, greasy type stuff)? Name the place, what's good to eat there, and how late it opens till. Thanks. :D

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  1. John Manzo RE: cn1822 Mar 9, 2010 07:35 PM

    Pharaoh's Diner at 16th Ave/9 St SW is open untli 3a Sun-Thurs and 5a Fri-Sat. Absolutely fantastic shawarma and falafel.

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    1. re: John Manzo
      Major_9000 RE: John Manzo Mar 11, 2010 02:47 PM

      I must try Pharaoh's Diner late one night, that sounds great!

      When I lived in Ottawa, we had fantastic late night Shawarma places and also a few 24hr diners...too bad we don't have any here in Calgary.

      1. re: Major_9000
        23skidoo RE: Major_9000 Mar 11, 2010 02:52 PM

        There's Blackfoot Truck Stop (close to Inglewood). Not great food, but it is open 24 hours.

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          nonlinear RE: 23skidoo Mar 11, 2010 04:08 PM

          and by "not great," 23skidoo means "absolutely terrible." it sure is cheap though hahah.

        2. re: Major_9000
          John Manzo RE: Major_9000 Mar 11, 2010 07:26 PM

          Ottawa has a tiny fraction of the Chinatown, the Chinese population, and the late-late night Chinese options that Calgary has. So you lose some, you win some.

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        foodkarma RE: cn1822 Mar 9, 2010 08:52 PM

        Manie's Greek restaurant on 17 Ave - when I worked at a nightclub, our staff used to go for souvlaki platters, wings, or greek pizza after work here. They were open until 4am but on their website it says the dining room is now open until 1am and delivery until 5am.

        Una pizza & wine - my favs are their neopolitan style mushroom pizza, their flatiron steak, the pintxos, zucchini ribbons, and panna cotta (open until 1am).

        I remember we used to go to a few places in Chinatown late night - U & Me, Harbour City. Not sure if they are still open late. I've gotten too old and settled to be going out late and eating late.

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        1. re: foodkarma
          Bex_03 RE: foodkarma Mar 10, 2010 01:18 PM

          U & Me opens till 4 am. They have some decent non-greasy foods like certain dim sum items and congee on there midnight menu.
          Harbour city still opens late, but I'm not sure till what time.
          That restaurant beside Lambda (Sun Chiu Kee, I think?) use to be open till around 4am, but I went a long time ago and I'm not sure if they still open late.

          I tend to be drawn to horrible greasy food late at night, so I'd probably go to Tubby Dog (lol), BUT, since you don't want greasy food, my vote goes to Una Pizza as well!

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            aktivistin RE: Bex_03 Mar 10, 2010 03:53 PM

            I'm not sure about Sun's, but its sister HK-style café Calgary Court in Chinatown is open at least until midnight.

        2. worldwidestuff RE: cn1822 Mar 10, 2010 04:26 AM

          My vote for UNA PIZZA as well.

          1. CookieGal RE: cn1822 Mar 11, 2010 07:38 PM

            gets my vote too! and the zucchini ribbons, OMG! Yum

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            1. re: CookieGal
              slingshotz RE: CookieGal Mar 15, 2010 01:27 PM

              I'd have to second this, one of the best thin crust pizza's I've had in Calgary (much better than Pulcinella) even though it's not wood fired. They use the Q water system like Rush as well.

              The salted cod appetizer was awesome!

            2. rosetown RE: cn1822 Mar 15, 2010 03:54 PM

              U & Me Restaurant
              201 - 233 Centre St. SW
              Calgary, AB T2G 2B7
              in databases - unable to link

              , New York, AB , USA

              Calgary Court Restaurant
              119 2 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0B2, CA

              Harbour City
              302 Centre St S, Calgary, AB T2G 2B8, CA

              Sun Chiu Kee BBQ
              1423 Centre St N, Calgary, AB T2E, CA

              Tubby Dog
              1022 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A5, CA

              Pharaoh's Diner
              1610 10 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1G1, CA

              Manies Pizzaria & Greek Cuisine
              819 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A1, CA

              Blackfoot Truck Stop Restaurant
              1840 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T8, CA

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                L.C. RE: cn1822 Mar 15, 2010 07:46 PM

                Anything shawarma. There are lots of options...Shawarma Knight off 17th or Shawarma King in Kensington are both tasty. A&A is by far my #1 pick, but they arn't open very late.
                **Note: If you've had a bit to drink, just make sure you eat your Shawarma at the table with lots of napkins (once tried to take my boots off sitting on the edge of my bed while devouring a chicken shawarma...most of it ended up in bed rather than my mouth)

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                1. re: L.C.
                  23skidoo RE: L.C. May 1, 2010 12:37 PM

                  Just tried Shawarma Knight and loved it. The meat is moist, and there's a good amount of spice in it (not heat, but flavour). I also like that double wrap thing they do (pita inside, some thin flatbread outside). It keeps everything squished together and non-messy.

                  Shawarma Knight
                  1512 14 St SW, Calgary, AB T3C 1C9, CA

                2. Major_9000 RE: cn1822 May 1, 2010 06:43 PM

                  Pharaoh's has changed ownership...went in late last night and things have already changed inside. They will also be changing the name soon.

                  I told them the food has always been great, I hope they listened...my Shawarma was a little dry, hopefully an abberation as it was their first 'new' night of operations.

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                    kawingl1 RE: Major_9000 Dec 2, 2010 03:13 PM

                    I went with my friends to eat at Harbor City, in Chinatown, it was so good! The food were amazing, I like their dessert the most, the walnut dessert, really sweet, and just at the right thickness.

                  2. TSAW RE: cn1822 Jan 30, 2012 07:42 PM

                    I'd like to update this post; it's a little old. Does anyone have any other suggestions for a late night bite? We'd like to go out to a play downtown and then have a meal and drink (not chinese or pub).

                    Any new updates Chowfriends?

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                    1. re: TSAW
                      cancowboy RE: TSAW Jan 30, 2012 10:55 PM

                      Borgo Trattoria
                      Dinner until 10 (9 on Sundays) and then appetizers available until close.

                      Borgo Trattoria
                      818 16 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9, CA

                      1. re: TSAW
                        cellophane_star RE: TSAW Jan 31, 2012 07:37 AM

                        Vin Room in open until 1:00 am on Fri & Sat, 11 pm Mon - Thurs and 10 pm on Sundays.

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                          sidepockets RE: TSAW Jan 31, 2012 07:57 AM

                          Model Milk is open until 1:00 AM every day

                          Model Milk
                          308 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2G 1P3, CA

                          1. re: sidepockets
                            itmybegood RE: sidepockets Jan 31, 2012 09:25 AM


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