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James Joyce Irish Pub

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, , European
114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
+1 403-262-0708
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“irish stew” (14 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick lunch while walking around. Some items aren't available before 2pm, but we wanted fish and chips! They were available. Has a Smithwick's and a nice glass of wine. Good service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal with family, great service, food served quickly, very tasty, good choice of food and beer. Good choice is great area Downtown.

Thank philh67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place and have become a once/week regular. There are no TVs and you can usually find quiet spots even during happy hour when it is as boisterous as anyone other downtown pub. I recharge here. When I first started coming, I was...More

Thank Ziad F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just what the doctor ordered. We had just arrived in CAlgary after a long flight. Sun was setting, but warm and blazing. Beer was cold, stew was warm. This is a typical Irish pub with some great selections for dinner...and clean as a whistle.

Thank masulliv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had dinner here, great beer selection, good sized menu. Great appetizers,main courses and desserts. Lively atmosphere.

Thank CLINT29405
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the food. Went here for dinner 2 days in a row. First day the lovely waitress arranged us bruschetta (when it's busy this is not available), they were great. Fish n chips were delicious, as was the Irish pub burger. Good price for...More

1  Thank Jeroen v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Irish beer and drinks are available.Good service and good taste in Stephen avenue to walking are for pedestrians,Steak sandwich Ivan be order also.Try to Bad Rock amber traditional beer is great taste.

Thank Nazif Can K
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Was greeted by the owner who is from Ireland and felt like I was in Dublin from the moment I arrived! They pour a proper pint of Guinness and their fish and chips are battered perfectly - all fish with a thin crispy crust. Try...More

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Have always loved the food at the James Joyce, especially the Blackened Atlantic Salmon on kale. Cooked to perfection and the kale salad is nothing like I've tasted before. My colleague had the lamb burger with thick cut fries and added a side of curry...More

Thank Conor O
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great little find near my hotel. First time to Calgary, so I guess the thing to do when ever visiting a new place is check out the Irish Pubs - every city seems to have one which makes it a good comparison. Had a pint...More

Thank Dale S
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Questions & Answers
23 May 2016|
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Response from joanmaclean99 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about gluten free items on menue.
Donna M
20 August 2015|
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Response from Sydney Yi Har M | Reviewed this property |
Well, I should say in the past, unless there are events, I always get seats even without reservation. And remember, we have massive layoffs in downtown Calgary, pubs are not as busy as they used to. Good luck and enjoy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-262-0708
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