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Socrates Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Canadian, Greek, Diner
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208 St Albert Trail, St. Albert, Alberta T8N 5H9, Canada
+1 780-459-7880
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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This used to be a great place for breakfast or lunch. Not anymore. The food tastes like the cheap frozen foods you buy at the grocery store. Will not be visiting this place again.

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Thank lorilynna2016
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been there many times. Has had a recent reno. Food & service are always good (not fancy, mind you). Prices are fairly reasonable.

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Thank HolidayRoy
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Socrates before for breakfast which was pretty good but were not impressed with the service. (Weekend breakfasts at Socrates are usually very busy.) We were looking for a good home cooked meal after spending a month on the road and eating a lot of pre-prepared chain restaurant food. We ordered the mushroom soup and pork chops... More 

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Thank Travel-Toolie
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We are seniors and ordered bacon and eggs - be careful on the bacon - they do not fry it as ordered - it is fried ahead of time so it is burnt when served - we asked for soft bacon and no avail - second time, the waitress said so you want us to fry from scratch? - I... More 

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Thank cadd10
Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My dad likes to call them "greasy spoon" it is one of those good old restaurant that serves amazing breafast. I have never been there for any other meals i know they are open late. I love their omelette, coffee is good, hasbrowns are wayyyy better than cora's (more crispy and flavorful) good prices, my fiance always takes the pancakes... More 

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Thank Chanel R
St. Albert, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We normally drive past as the parking lot is always full but we thought we would try to get a table. Not too long of a wait and the breakfast was delicious. The service is great and fast.

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Thank Jeanette Y
St. Albert, Canada
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast with another couple. Was a bit surprised to see a cup of coffee on the menu for 2.95/cup. The server was bubbly and had a great memory as we discussed world affairs after she took our order and she still got everything right. The food was plentiful and tasty, the bill averaged 17.00 each including top.

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Thank MisterMikeTheGreat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I've never been here for dinner so I can't say much about that, but breakfast is always cheap and satisfying. Great service.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We have been here many times, typically for breakfast but also for lunch and dinner. Breakfast never disappoints, although the wait can put you off a little. The portions are large, and the prices are fair. They also have pretty good coffee. I wouldn't suggest visiting with a large group (more than 6) unless they will take a reservation. Every... More 

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Thank Ryan J
Pickering, Canada
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Went to Socrates for breakfast as a family of 8. There was about a 20 minute wait to be seated. Which is reasonable for a Saturday morning 11ish. Once seated that is when we experienced the long wait. About 20 mins before we were served coffee, another 25-30 before our order was taken. Then it was about an hour for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Greek, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 St Albert Trail, St. Albert, Alberta T8N 5H9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  St. Albert
  • Phone Number: +1 780-459-7880

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