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Original Joes

#73 of 2,912 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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109 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
+1 403-262-7248
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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607 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always accommodating and friendly service. Cocktails are generous and have a nice variety of wines by the glass. All burgers and sandwiches are fresh and tasty. BUT!!!! Why did you take our favourite menu item away!!!! The Lime Chili Chicken!! Even the staff just shakes their heads---or is this due to the new ownership! If this is the case---wakeup management... More 

Thank alan a
Airdrie, Canada
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200 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stopped in for a late night snack and drinks. It is a long narrow place, we sat right in the back.The food and drinks were very good. Service was ok, had to ask a few times to get a cloth to get the table cleaned from people there before us. Steep stairs lead down to the bathrooms with low... More 

Thank Moscato-Mama
Ajax, Canada
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went by with the gang from work. Had lunch and a beer. Food was good, service was awesome and friendly.

Thank Tony M
Calgary, Canada
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Went to Original Joe's Deerfoot City last night with my husband, his mom and his grandma. We had poutine, greek ribs and calamari to share. Our waitress was amazing, super sweet and attentive making sure our wine glasses were always full. The food was.... ok. All of it tasted alright but under seasoned. Thankfully the sauces and dips saved it.... More 

Thank arobarpics
St. Catharines, Canada
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We went last week on a Wednesday and were excited to hear that it was cheap drink night. I had Original Joe's Mediterranean Wrap with fries and two of the Red Ale's. The food was excellent serving size and the beer was quite nice. The fries were served with a dill sauce which was a nice change! Food was a... More 

Thank safaridave
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123 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a rather typical chain restaurant with comfortable decor and plenty of TV's to watch your favourite sports. Food is better than average - jazzed up pub food that is for the most part prepared well. The Lettuce Wraps were especially good. Service is pleasant and attentive but not overbearing. We have come here a few times and every... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Original Joes was one of the reasons we fell in love with Calgary. Stopped in for lunch, sat outside, and enjoyed ourselves immensely. My wife had the West Coast Chop Salad with chicken and liked it very much. Myself and our guest had the Pacific Rim Noodle Bowl. To say it was in a bath tub sized soup bowl is... More 

Thank ctguy2011
Calgary, Canada
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We try to go once a week on fridays. Its a wonderful atomshpere and wonderful food. Drinks are great too.

Thank marisa f
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great helpful service. Good choice of menu and staff will advise. Meals are big portions and staff advised that we may be ordering too much. Great value for money!

Thank hilary566
Cobourg, Canada
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104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The music was much too loud! The light was dim and it was difficult to see the people we were with. But the menu was delightful, the service attentive and friendly and the food delicious. So overall, a reasonably good experience.

Thank Fraggletops

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-262-7248

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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?