Blackfoot Diner

Posted on December 18th, 2011, by Vincci Tsui in Calgary, Restaurants, Reviews. No Comments

Cross-posted from Calgary is Awesome.

Blackfoot Truckstop Diner

The Blackfoot Truck Stop is one of those Calgary “landmarks”. Like Peter’s Drive-In, it’s one of those one-of-a-kind places (in the city, at least) that you must visit just once just to say you’ve been there…

The 24-hour diner definitely plays up its “truck stop” identity – the walls are covered with kitschy, retro memorabilia, there is a jukebox in the corner and even the fabric on the chairs are covered with highway motifs. If you’re lucky, your booth might even have a phone booth in it! The menu is long, featuring everything from greasy breakfasts to hearty soups and sandwiches to sky-high pies. The crowd is diverse as well, from little old ladies who have probably been meeting once a week for coffee for years, to younger folks rolling in at 1 PM, trying to cure a hangover.

B. and I stopped in on a weekend for brunch. After hemming and hawing through all the choices, I finally decided on a special on the board that caught my eye – mini farm sausage with two eggs any style (poached for me), hash browns and toast.

Farm Sausage with Poached Eggs, Hash Browns & Toast @ Blackfoot Truckstop Diner

I was a little disappointed that my poached eggs appeared to be of the poaching cup variety, and were poached a little too hard to boot. The farm sausage was flavourful, though a little tough. The hash browns were greasy and a little bland. I think the buttery toast was the best part.

B. ordered pancakes with two eggs any style (over easy), three sausages (versus bacon or ham), hash browns and toast.

Pancakes, 3 sausages, fried eggs, hash browns @ Blackfoot Truckstop Diner

His pancakes were nice and fluffy, soaking up the syrup that we poured on top. I preferred his sausages over mine – they were traditional breakfast sausages that were full of flavour, and brought back many memories of my childhood!

Of course, the best part of Blackfoot Diner is the friendly, small-town ambiance and the waitresses who call you “darling” without a shred of irony. While I don’t think I’ll be back for brunch, I think I have to try their pie before I pass final judgement, or at least slip in for some wee morning hour eats.

Blackfoot Diner
1840 9 Ave SE
Calgary AB T2G 0T8
(403) 265-5964
Open 24/7. Ample parking available.
Blackfoot Truckstop Diner on Urbanspoon

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