Dairy Lane is a very busy place. If you want to eat at Dairy Lane on the weekend you may have to wait a while. It’s owners Shane Perrin and his wife Jodi also run Blue Star Diner in Bridgeland, which happens to be another very popular restaurant.
Dairy Lane sources it’s food from Local Albertan Farmers including everything from Calgary’s Fratello Coffee to Sylvan Star’s Eggs and Cheese.
The restaurant is quite small which contributes to the long wait times, but it’s charm and character make up for it. Being a staple in the community since the 1950′s adds to its appeal creating an inviting and nostalgic atmosphere.
Let’s get back to the ‘waiting in line’ bit. Dairy Lane is a very popular place and you may end up loitering outside Dairy Lane’s patio for up to an hour. However, Dairy Lane is now open in the evenings which means fewer customers trying to squeeze in during the day. The hostess offered free beverages to those of us on the waiting list yesterday, which was a very considerate gesture on the part of the restaurant. My husband and I were told the wait would be 40 minutes and thats exactly how long we waited. It seemed that Dairy Lane has got moving tables down to a fine art.
Once we were seated and had ordered, the food did not take long at all to come. Dairy Lane’s staff members were very kind, genuine and down to earth. I ordered the Hillhurst Breakfast Sammy for $13.95 and my husband decided on the Triple Double, which was as large as it sounds. Sam’s meal cost $15.75 and consisted of 3 eggs, 3 different types of meat, 2 slices of toast and hash browns.
Eating at Dairy Lane was an extremely pleasant way to spend a Sunday lunch. The excellent food paired with the efficient service of the employees means that we will definitely be return customers.