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The Main Dish

903 General Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 9E1, Canada
+1 403-265-3474
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good37%
  • Average27%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
903 General Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 9E1, Canada
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had a business lunch at The Main Dish. We sat on the outside/upper patio on a beautiful day. The service was fantastic and the food was very good. Plus the selection of local beers was great. It's nice when restaurants support local products. Anyway,...More

Thank Silverwoods
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is a casual joint just outside of downtown Calgary. The place had a hip/cool feel to it. I had a soup and salad and was pleasantly surprised. The salad in particular was very good. The cost for 3 of us was just under $60...More

Thank Silverwoods
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Loved the visit . they have quite a unique variety of recipes. like their taste and quality of food . They are in a high end but a little remote location , which kind of makes it going to their restaurant a little challenging. great...More

Thank Gaucalgary
Reviewed 10 June 2017

You write the number of your order on a paper, take it to the cash desk, pay, and then pick up your food. We both had the Italian Benny, The eggs were poached perfectly and the sauce was great. However, the Guanciale (an Italian cured...More

Thank flameforever
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Wanted something healthy and different last night. So came here. And had the YYC contest entry burger they're submitting. OMG it was amazing. The cook gave me some tips on how to reheat it knowing that it was take out. Overall very impressed.

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Idea seems new and exiting but it's confusing going to different desks and then ordering first and sitting down or not and then u can also take dishes home but they won't heat them up for you if you stay in. We had happy hour...More

Thank Sasha H
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The food is great but it is quite expensive and with the fact that they have made their portion sizes smaller, I probably won't be buying here for awhile. I was surprised at how much less salad you get at 16$ a salad.

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 31 January 2017

My wife and I had a coupon to visit The Main Dish and were pleasantly surprised. We did not know it was sit-in /take-out style but we took a seat and you order on a notepad and present it to the staff. The food was...More

1  Thank shane c
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to the Main Dish many times, in fact I absolutely loved the weekend brunch and would always recommend it to others. I will not be doing this again!! My family is here for a visit from Halifax and I suggested we walk over...More

Thank TrueReviewfromme2u
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Another regular spot for me when I want breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack or glass of wine. Cold food or hot food, eat in or take out. Cant go wrong here.

Thank Mike S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 General Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 9E1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northeast Calgary
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-265-3474
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