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Big Al's Diner

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American, Diner
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234 D St, Blaine, WA 98230-4204
+1 360-332-3540
07:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Tue 07:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Hamilton, Montana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Your typical diner food but with enthusiasm! Happy to substitute egg whites for eggs, good flavor in my sirloin burger and not greasy. Eggs Benedict was delicious and the coffee was hot and good. Definitely a great stop along the way. Only restart open in the area before 8:00am, open at 7:00am.

Thank Christy G
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283 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

We stopped here after crossing the boarder into the USA. The two looks like it would be a nice place to visit, but we were mainly tired and hungry. We had an RV which we could park across the street in a empty lot. The restaurant looks like a 60's diner. There are booths and cute signage on the wall.... More 

Thank Traveldiive
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

To the last reviewie, how many diners have you been to? Most diner establishments drop the check when they bring your food. I love Big Al's,the food, the service, the people, all wonderful. Apparently you want a fine dining experience from a diner. Good luck with that.

Thank KatieLewVW
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Clear the dirty plates before bringing the check!!!!...Clear the dirty plates before bringing the check!!!!...Clear the dirty plates before bringing the check!!!!....Clear the dirty plates before bringing the check!!!!...Clear the dirty plates before bringing the check!!!!....I have stopped coming here for this one great reason....Even telling the manager about it for years has not alleviated the problem...NOBODY LIKES TO LOOK... More 

3 Thank Meredith I I
Aldergrove, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

The food is always tasty, filling and reasonably priced. This was once a Denney's but is now all Big Al who is a great guy and a wonderful cook. Try his home made soups!

Thank Regina B
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

It's tough to rate this place because what was good was great but what wasn't good was very bad. Their chicken fried steak was homemade but had an odd seasoning and looked to be fried on the grill - not deep friend (being from Texas, we are CFS snobs lol). The special was Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes. The turkey was... More 

Thank Diesel_Diva_Dallas
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Al's is just over the Canadian border and off of Rte 5 (U.S.-side) and must indeed tempt local Border Patrol to stop by before and after shifts. They have a full menu (three meals offered) but breakfast alone will ensure you don't need much else all day. The staff are bright, fast, and alert about cups going empty. Love this... More 

Thank PRiver_12
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

We've been here for breakfast and for burgers. Really good burger. VERY VERY large portion. We happened to be there during a two for one promotion on a Saturday afternoon, but the burger is worth the full price anytime. Great atmosphere. Very good service. Can't beat a good burger, real fries and a cold local beer.

Thank LJMarshall
port alberni
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

To be fair, I rarely write a review on a restaurant or cafe after one visit. I (we) have visited Big Als Diner on 4 separate occassions. Each time the service has been quick polite and couterous. The food has been fantastic. For the most part we have stayed in the lunch menu side of things but have had one... More 

1 Thank rob f
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228 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

If you're looking for a good, old fashioned diner with great food and reasonable prices, this is it. Big Al's Diner also has free wi-fi, a real help for the business traveler. Good for kids.

Thank AhuvafromTX

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 D St, Blaine, WA 98230-4204
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Blaine
  • Phone Number: +1 360-332-3540

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