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“will not go back”
Review of Kilkenny Irish Pub

Kilkenny Irish Pub
Ranked #2,116 of 3,535 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 19
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Canadian, Irish
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Northwest Calgary
Description: This is a great place to meet up with friends or it can be a quiet retreat to share an intimate conversation in front of a cozy fireplace. Kilkenny is your destination to all premier sporting events, as we have rooms filled with HD TV’s and a superb sound system. The extensive menu is one to remember, from scrumptious appetizers to sweet desserts, traditional fare food and daily food specials, there is something for everyone for every occasion. Stop in on Sunday mornings for their famously large and delicious brunch!
Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“will not go back”
Reviewed 29 November 2011

I don't usually go out for lunch, but this day, decided to go out with my sister. We chose the Kilkenny because it is close to both our homes. We walked in, made eye contact with a waitress and chose a seat. The first thing I noticed in and around our table was how dirty the furniture was. The ambience in the restaurant is dingy so I am sure there was a lot more filth than I could actually see. We took a look at the menu. There was nothing for lunch, including appetizers that was less than approx $13.00. Even for a sandwich. By this time, we had sat for 10mins or so and no-one came to the table. We walked out and went next door to Jamesons.

  • Visited November 2011
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“not quite what we expected”
Reviewed 14 August 2011

When we went in at 1.15pm on a Saturday and the place was nigh on empty we should have taken the hint and fled.
The fish and chips was OK.........how can fish and chips go wrong? the lamb burger was so so, but the potato nachos , listed as baked were gross. The potato chips were deep fried and greasy as a greased Pig. The cheese was melted.........and the whole thing was topped with jalapenos, chopped onions and sad tasting tomatoes. The things a person will eat when hunger strikes.
Highly unlikely we will visit again.

Visited August 2011
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Going downhill”
Reviewed 7 August 2010

As a regular here (very close to my house) the service is getting worse, staff are more interested in socializing between themselves, manager's don't seem to care. Bottles of beer are hit or miss as to being cold or warm. Food is still decent. Do yourself a favour and go across the parking lot to Jamesons.

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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very disappointed service”
Reviewed 21 June 2009

Will not go there anymore, service was very bad; they just lost two good clients.
Was always happy with the food and service, but today they just blow it.
They misplaced my order and after asking the waitress a couple of time I had enough.
She told us that we had not ordered that item and walked away……..Wow

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1 Thank Gowest3
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“does the job”
Reviewed 27 June 2008

does the job

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