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Dell Cafe

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7930 Bowness Rd NW # 28, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-288-3606
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Dell Cafe has been in existence since 1950ish. There is nothing fancy on the menu, just good home cooking. The Chinese food is not 5 star but still tasty. The wor wonton soup is one of the best in town. The steak sandwich is always cooked perfect. Dell Cafe is a good place for a decent meal at a decent... More 

Thank Lorraine G
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

I went for Sunday morning breakfast. Wasn't busy so service was quick. Coffee was only warm not hot. I ordered the special two eggs over easy bacon, hash browns and brown toast. The cook doesn't know how to flip eggs because one yoke was broken and the eggs were just flipped fried side up. The hash browns were hand cut... More 

Thank Jim S
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

I love this place looks a little divey but always good home cooking...monte cristo sandwich was amazing...french toast is alway devine and the chinese is just delish...great portions for great prices

Thank Jasmin B
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

The Dell is an iconic Bowness cafe and a local favorite. Prices are reasonable and service friendly. As others have noted the ownership has changed and somehow this has affected the ambiance and for me the taste of the food. Still a place to come back to. Don't forget to visit the bakery next door.

Thank KaZcowboy
Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Had some really good food here - cute little diner, even sells t-shirts, food was great, inexpensive and portion-size was great. Location is not so great - has bars on the windows which usually means located in a bad area. But worth it.

Thank Lonnie H
Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

I've been looking for a great burger place, especially after Cochrane's A1 Drive-In closed. Dell Cafe is a hole in the wall in Bowness, exterior isn't great and interior is even worse... but the burger was awesome and the gravy was amazing! So much better than the burger franchises. Both my husband and I enjoyed the gravy made from scratch... More 

Thank YRLK
Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Average place. Weird setting. Thought we'd try something new. Love a good Ruben. It tasted ok but I could tell the meat had been rewarmed and the cheese was sparse. Well, I paid for it BIG TIME. Horrible food poisoning and when we told them they didn't believe us. Run, don't walk as far away as fast as you can!!!!

1 Thank sherbear71
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88 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Saturday breakfast was truly awful. Don't think the Saturday cook has a clue about what good cooking is. I'll just leave it at that !

2 Thank Varmintz
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Saturday mid morning brekkie ! Weekend staff. Only a few customers in. Been going for years. Coffee takes over 5 minutes to arrive after reminding. Medium poached eggs arrive swimming in small dish with water. One yolk broken...barf ! , sausages well done were almost raw and gray...barf ! Sent them back then the arrived back 5 minutes later still... More 

Thank Archie F
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Great place for breakfast! If you are looking for great food at reasonable price and not worried about the overall look, then this is the place to be. You get a fair portion for the price you pay! I would definitely recommend this to everyone!

Thank Tathgar007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7930 Bowness Rd NW # 28, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-288-3606

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?