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dining in Downtown Edmonton

doughhead Nov 15, 2010 09:12 PM

Hubbie and I will be staying in downtown Edmonton (Sutton Place) from Thursday to Sunday. Not interested in high-end dining but definitely interested in tasty, good-value food. Suggestions for breakfast, lunch and dinner appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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    cleopatra999 RE: doughhead Nov 16, 2010 06:02 AM

    will you have a car? or willing to take cabs/LRT? or are you looking for only walking distance?

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      doughhead RE: cleopatra999 Nov 16, 2010 06:59 AM

      No car. Walking would be ideal but we could also take a bus or cab.

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        S_B_Russell RE: doughhead Nov 16, 2010 02:28 PM

        I like the Blue Plate Diner for breakfast and Tzin for wine and tapas. Both are on 104 st in downtown.

        As previously mentioned, Chinatown has lots of inexpensive and good places to eat.

        Blue Plate Diner
        10145 - 104 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9, CA

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      nsstampqueen RE: doughhead Nov 16, 2010 10:07 AM

      Old Spaghetti Factory is about a block away from the Sutton, decent food, decent price, neat atmosphere. Mongolie Grill is about 5 blocks away, this is one of my faves for dinner downtown (I love a place where you choose what you eat). I hear Russian Tea Room is good for lunch. Chinatown is close by with lots of neat little places with great prices. Not sure about a breakfast place outside of Denny’s (which is about 6 blocks away). Hope that helps a bit.

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        keheela RE: doughhead Nov 16, 2010 02:39 PM

        I second Blue Plate. I've never been there for breakfast but it was a regular dinner spot when we lived in Edmonton. Menu is homey and tasty. I recommend their roasted red pepper caesar salad.

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          doughhead RE: keheela Nov 17, 2010 08:25 PM

          Thanks for everyone's suggestions. We'll probably check out Blue Plate.

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            Bob Mac RE: doughhead Nov 18, 2010 06:40 AM

            What is the name of the spot that Carla Alexander [of Soul Soup and formerly Culina] cooks at that is above Sal DiMaio's [sp?] Red Star pub just west of the Blue Plate and 104th Street on the north side of Jasper Avenue?

            It is pretty basic cooking, good soups and sandwiches without straying into the fine dining territory.

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              cleopatra999 RE: Bob Mac Nov 18, 2010 06:47 AM

              I believe that is MRKT. there have been great reviews of Red Star Pub too! The Marc is pretty close by too. As is Sabor Divino (mixed reviews, pricey). Definitely check out Credo coffee, if you are coffee fans.

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                anonymoose RE: cleopatra999 Nov 18, 2010 06:55 AM

                Hawelli for Indian food too. They have buffets on weekday lunches and I think Saturday too, but personally I prefer to order off the menu.

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                  Bob Mac RE: cleopatra999 Nov 18, 2010 07:02 AM

                  MRKT..yes...thank you cleo

          2. KayceeK RE: doughhead Nov 23, 2010 06:56 AM

            Zenari's in Manulife Place is nice if you are inside shopping and just want to warm up with a bowl of soup and muffuletta sandwich. I also think Sherlock Holmes on Rice Howard Way has decent pub grub and would be a fun spot to watch some sports on TV. :)

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