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James Joyce Irish Pub

114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Downtown)
(403) 262-0708
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Ranked #121 of 2,876 restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my meal at James Joyce, as did my partner. The food is delicious and the service was pretty good. I would dine there again if I am in the mood for pub food.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

As an Irish man my colleagues and I decided to try James Joyce whilst at the stampede 2014. At first we were told that we would have to wait for a table, there were eight of us. We waited and were about to head on elsewhere when we were called in. Ordered the first round of drinks and food, when... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is very much your typical Irish pub. Their menu has lots of great pub eats and the food quality was good. You really can't go wrong here. The price was fair for the size and quality of the food and the location. If what you're craving is pub fair, definitely check this place out.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Fantastic restaurant on Stephen Avenue. Great menu and brilliant staff. Try the ribs... they're to die for!

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Baltimore, MD
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151 reviews 151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stopped here for drinks and eats with a group of business clients last week. Server Becky (Don't call me Rebecca!) waited on our table. Very cheerful and helpful. We ordered some of the house favorites off the appetizer list including the Bacon Bites. Sausage wrapped in bacon. Oh my.. what a treat. We ordered various items off the dinner menu... More

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A very nice comfortable pub open on a Sunday night, no sports broadcasting from every corner, and a good selection on tap including cider! I had a steak and an excellent beet salad and would recommend both.

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Cairns
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had dinner at the Joyce James Irish Pub in Calgary on 2nd June 2014. We had terrible service and the meal was cold, I emailed the Manager and one week later no reply. It was a disappointment from the time we walked in at about 8.00 PM. Two of the female wait staff looked at us reading a menu... More

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Gurgaon, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Excellent place and good beers on tap. Bartenders are excellent and friendly. Good beer options on tap.

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Beverly hills, fl
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My wife and I were walking the pedestrian street and as we came across the James Joyce Irish Pub restaurant and decided to give it a try and we are glad we did. As the weather was sunny and warm we decided to eat outside and people watch as we ate. The service was very quick in fact we probably... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Good atmosphere with a good choice of traditional food which was very tasty. Staff pleasant and quick service.

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