Iconic Blackfoot Diner turns 60Posted by on
On weekends, patrons of Calgary’s much-loved Blackfoot Diner are lined up out the door. The Inglewood landmark serves up legendary breakfasts, sensational hot turkey sandwiches and the finest flapper pie in the West. You know a restaurant must be good when it’s about to celebrate 60 years of good food.
Going back to 1956, the first diner was called the Royalite Oil after the Calgary company that built the Blackfoot Truck Stop in Inglewood, built at the same time Blackfoot Trail was completed. Blackfoot Trail was the original highway by-pass, taking traffic from Macleod Trail to Southland Drive, then east to Blackfoot Trail and north to Highway 2 or east on the Trans Canada. The original building was across the parking lot from where the current…
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