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“A Great Neighbourhood Restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Earls Calgary Dalhousie

Earls Calgary Dalhousie
Ranked #1,868 of 3,491 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Canadian, Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Calgary, Canada
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520 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
“A Great Neighbourhood Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

What we always like about Earls - and this location in particular - is that the service and food is something that you can depend on. The staff is trained in a consistent manner and the food is generally very good. If there are any issues with a dish we have found that the manager has no issues taking care of it. They will either replace it with something else or take it off the bill.

The pricing is also very good. When you head downtown - dinner for two and drinks costs a lot more than it does at Earls. If you have dinner in the lounge there are often Happy Hour deals on drinks and some food.

This is a great 'go to' place when you don't feel like a trek downtown.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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438 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“Consistent but can be busy and noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Every now and then I make my way to Earl's in Dalhousie. It is conveniently close for us and we find that the food is consistent. The restaurant itself is quite large and can be very noisy. This restaurant, at certain times, is also extremely busy. We've had to wait a few times to be seated. I don't mind waiting to be seated when the restaurant is very special, but this Earl's is not that special.

Recently the restaurant had a lobster special which we thought was quite reasonable. There was limited seating available so we had to sit at a bar height table (not our preference) near the back of the restaurant. Our server that day was not that attentive as we constantly had to try to catch her attention and ask for things that she hadn't brought. She could have sold us another round of drinks, but she didn't come and check on us.

The food is typically consistent and the drinks are reasonably priced.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Nelson, Canada
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Consistently Good (if not exceptional)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

We frequently have drinks and munchies (appetizers) in the lounge. Always good service, and a friendly atmosphere with the sound of conversation outweighs the sound of music. In my opinion, they have moved a bit too far in making the wait staff sexy rather than very attractive - the women need not be objectified. Nonetheless, a good place to spend an hour or so.

Visited August 2013
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food. Nice staff. Interesting noise levels...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Ate there with 6 people and there was good food for everyone (3 kids included). The surprise was the decibel level of the conversations - there were no televisions or background music but the place was loud enough the we almost had to shout across the table to hear each other. Really wierd. Not sure if the architecture amplifies the sound or what but the "din" was annoyingly loud.

Visited June 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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187 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Earls for dependable food and very good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

My wife and I go to Earls a couple times a month.
Food and service are consistently very good and we will retrun one day soon
Wine and beer offered at a reasonable price with decent wine selection
Wings are among best in town

We eat out about a dozen times per month or more and always count on Earls for good food , Excellent service at a reasonable price. I recommend Earls.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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