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James Joyce Irish Pub

114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Downtown)
(403) 262-0708
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Ranked #108 of 2,925 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Park City, Utah
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Had the lamb burger which was great. Worth getting again. One of our group had the shepard 's pie and had great reviews. The Guiness float was not what was expected - more of a milk shake. Onion rings very good but calamari was just ok. Great beer selection. Service was good. Cool pub environment. Worth a repeat visit.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I really loved their steak. Excellently well done with Beets. Very nice ambience and a good chill spot for one and a party

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stopped there for lunch while seeing the downtown area of Calgary. There were three of us. We ordered the chicken burger with apples and chutney and many French fries; potato pancakes with vegetables; and chicken curry boxty. Each was great in its own way.

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Calgary, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not too impressed with being moved around because of "reserved" tables. The so called customers didn't even show! Still the best Guinness in town

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I wouldn't say I'm a huge burger fan, but just off a flight from the UK it seemed to be required. Happy to have chosen the James Joyce Irish Pub. Food was way better than I expected and in particular the burgers (had two different kinds on two different visits including a lamb & pistachio one - yum!). Would def... More 

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A good bar/restaurant with typical I risk fair. Well worth the visit. Good prices, lots of food choices & drink choices. Heavy on the Guinness.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

my first time in Calgary , I went to this irish pub for diner with a friend of mine. Shepperd pie was excellent, they have a good choice of beer but the most astonishing thing was the service . I did not get the name of the waitress but she gave us an excellent service. she was constantly ahead of... More 

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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My daughter came in from the cold and were immediately greeted by the bartender who joked about the weather. Our drinks came quickly - they have a large selection of beer on tap and always have several on special. The food warmed the cockles of my heart which is exactly what I needed on a frosty day. A little slow... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a blast at the Pub! Our food was excellent, the service delightful, and the atmosphere was simply the best. Each of us ordered something different, sampled by all, and each meal was equally impressive. Server was very friendly and followed up well on our order. The place was packed and loud - everyone just having fun! Would love... More 

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good pints, decent food. This was right around the corner from the Hyatt and the Calgary Tower. As the title indicates, it was nice to go into a place for a beer and a sandwich and not have five screens of hockey and football.

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Additional Information about James Joyce Irish Pub

Address: 114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: (403) 262-0708
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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