The Beltliner

4.8
114 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Comfort Food
The Beltliner, named for the old streetcar that ran down 12th ave in the early part of the last century, is a modern and casual interpretation of the classic diner.

We offer a menu crafted with local, seasonal, artisanal and handmade ingredients.

Our goal is to continually offer the freshest, most innovative, playful takes on diner fare in a fun and approachable setting. We take those classic diner staples you would expect and elevate them with great produce and modern techniques. Serious cooking while not taking ourselves too seriously.


We also have a small to-go coffee counter featuring Fratello coffee, Fresh Pressed Juice and loads of housemade pastries and snacks.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 114 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Beltliner was great and we really enjoyed our meals. I loved the Beltliner Benedict - so yummy!! Also very good with accommodating my celiac.
Thank you!

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vipNancy
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was super delicious and our server was outstanding. The only off putting thing was when I arrived, I was told that they do not accept reservations on the weekend, even though Open Table had let me book one…and that I was very lucky to get a table!?!! Umm ok. If it hadn’t been for the great food and service after that I would not ever be returning.

TB
TristanB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patrick was our server and he was amazing!! I love the food at this location I love the atmosphere I love that they make you feel like family when you come there and everything is always so delicious and amazing!!!!!

CA
ChichiA
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I loved it here! The staff were so kind from the start to the end. The food was great value for money! Hands down the best iced latte I’ve had ever! I will definitely be back for another one soon😃

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was great. Their tomato soup was AMAZING. If you’re a tomato soup junkie, I would 1000000% recommend. Chicken Benedict was good, but don’t think I’d order again.

Service was great. Was very helpful.

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kathyB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is outstanding. The servers are accommodating and nice... With the restrictions due to Covid making things challenging, everything was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even though we could only sit on the patio because of restrictions it was SO good ! The food and coffee was amazing, the server was so nice, and we got to enjoy the fresh air :) love that we could make a reservation !!

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Baddiebish
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Closed and did not inform us.

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vipAncsa
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was exceptional- by far our favourite breakfast place!!

JT
JosephT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Breakfast used to be awesome, change in management has now negatively impacted the quality of food and service. The coffee was horrible, used to be awesome

BJ
BigJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Good food, had a table in front of the bar so it wasnt ideal, patio was full given the distancing allowance. Had the eggs benny and it was good.

RB
RobertB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

loved it! Friendly staff very welcoming, great food

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were both great with some cool choices. I like the idea of having breakfast for dinner every once in awhile and the Beltliner has a great selection. We will definitely be back!

MS
MertS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

I had a few personal requests and they met all of them to make our night special. Thank you, Beltliner!

CJ
CalgaryJim
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We found the breakfast and also brunch food of good quality, the service was friendly and
professional, the coffee very good, albeit expensive. High ceiling and overall layout makes for a noisy experience when it’s busy. I’ll go again.

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Amanda1992
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My experience at The Beltliner was excellent. Will be back to try their lunch breakfast menu.

MC
vipMichaelC
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Limited menu but outstanding in every other aspect.

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vipCalgaryfoodie
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A bit of a hidden patio gem...for you and your dog! They offer a 2 course meal for your dog with a tasty meatloaf for the pup (its good I tasted it) and dessert. It was quieter than the 17th Av patios which I appreciated!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants we’ve been too in a long time, always amazing service, fantastic atmosphere and the food is always 10/10!!

LD
LDK4
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat on the patio. We had our two kids and our dog. This was our first time at Beltliner, we will definitely be back! The food was delicious, it is diner food but elevated. The dog menus is such a nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was amazing and the staff is always warm and welcoming. Members of the LGBTQ+ community will find this diner particularly welcoming as there are numerous identifiers (flags etc) around and one of the servers mentioned that the staff have all undergone diversity training.

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vipRyan
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good for kids

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Found that the service was only mediocre. Lots of empty tables. We were a table of six so 20% gratuity was automatically added to bill. Unfortunately the service was not 20%. Food was fair. The turkey sandwich came out late and was cold. Higher expectations but won’t be returning.

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Chant
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

The fiood was good but the crust on the Saskatoon pie was so hard we could not chew it. They charged us a Built in tip cause we were a table of 6 but never waited on us much Even though at 4 pm we were the only table there on a Saturday. Never asked to refill our drinks. We had a ton of fruit type flies that kept buzzing around our table it was annoying. Our bill was expensive- .a piece of Pie alone with a small scoop of ice cream was $12. We will not be going back. Not worth $86 for 2 people for diner food. My brother paid $122 for 3 of them and my moms bill was $40. Way too pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great staff and food was awesome, gravy was a bit bland with chicken and waffles but it was still good!

JP
JeffP
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We were quite early, around 5pm so the restaurant was empty. I would imagine that it could get quite loud in the later evening.

We ordered sandwiches with fries or soup. The sandwiches were excellent as were the fries. The tomato soup that my daughter ordered had a very strong smoky flavour. We enjoy smoked things, but this tasted more burnt than smoke seasoned.

Otherwise it was a nice quiet meal.

Thanks!

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my go-to diner. I like their fresh brewed iced tea. Excellent grilled cheese.

My wife is celiac and they have a good selection for her. The local gluten free bread they use is excellent

Not included in the categories is breakfast which I also recommend.

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vipjasonm
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I’ve only been here for breakfast. That being said, I shouldn’t be surprised at the quality of the food, but it was excellent.

LJ
LynneJL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

I keep wanting to like this restaurant and I think their breakfast is fairly good but overall their menu items have been generally disappointing and that disappointment is accentuated by the high price tag for what you get.

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vipVinceInCalgary
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great appies. Mains were a great size to fill us up. Awesome chicken and waffles, meatloaf and pot pies.
Saskatoon pie a la mode topped off the meal

Service was friendly and not too overbearing. Nice job Beltliner.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome family restaurant.

TW
TrinWick
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Beltliner will always be one of my favourite spots for brunch (always worth the drive) but our dinners were mediocre (not very flavourful and overly salty) and I likely wouldn’t do dinner there again. But I look forward to brunching there again very soon! And as alway, the staff were lovely!

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vipJessica
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Beltliner is a solid choice for brunch or dinner. Pie, rootbeer floats and classic diner fare are complemented by a great cocktail menu, clever appetizers (perogies with donair sauce!), and adorable features (like bills delivered in children’s books).

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Skislope
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of this place. Great food and good value. The Cesar bar is a must to try!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Awesome food. Took a little time for the server to get to us and then she had forgotten drinks for the kids. Generally very impressed tho.

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vipTinkerbell
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Our burger was undercooked as pink inside and we where told that’s how they are done and we didn’t ask for it well done... waitress was super rude.

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KRIS
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 amazing comfort food and fantastic service. Great atmo, overall an awesome place to just have a casual lunch or dinner. The tomato soup is unreal.

FAQs

The Beltliner does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. The Beltliner also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (587) 955-1555.

The Beltliner is rated 4.8 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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