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JIMMY'S A&A DELI

1401 20th ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M2M7, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
403 289 1400
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Ranked #12 of 2,832 restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Fast Food
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
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  • English first
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have been eating at Jimmy's for years and consistently it has been great. The owner is the sweetest lady and reminds me of my mom every time she makes my food.

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

If you're in the mood for donairs and/or shawarmas you are amiss not to visit Jimmy's. I have tried many different places in many different cities and these folks really know how to do it right. It's not pretty to look at but the food is spectacular. It's the only place I'll go to in Calgary.

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Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Stop here and be amazed! The food in here is to die for, especially the pistachio rolls! Look around and indulge in middle eastern delights in every corner. Jimmy is a real guy who put his heart into his store. His mom made the pastries upstairs in what was once an apartment. I visit as often as my beltline will... More

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Edmonton
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Don't let appearances fool you as it did me. This little gem is located in a residential area and from the exterior, it looks like a convenience store. When we went inside, I initially only observed the schwarma rotisseries, but then noticed that there were samosas, a large selection of olives, salads, dips ( hummus, etc), and meditteranian sweets. I... More

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Jimmy's A&A is the best donair I've ever eaten. They're always huge and packed and the sauce is soosdjsodjgood.

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Calgary
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

It's just an experience you need to have every once in awhile.. Amazingly flavourful donairs.. Huge portions.. The best sweet sauce EVER. And absolutely charming service. Nothing else comes close.

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a must stop for the best chicken shwarma in town...they are huge and delicious, you can get all sorts of other yummy middle eastern treats....expect a line up, but also a tasty meal. Only down side to Jimmy's is its appearance. In my opinion all the "improvements" look like DIY by folks that have no idea what they... More

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Not only is the service fast, personal and efficient, Jimmy and co put out the best donairs/swarmas/side dishes in Calgary. This is always my go to after having a few too many drinks the night before. Love it!

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Calgary
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Stopped at Jimmy's for an early dinner after driving past it many times. The counter staff seemed disinterested - it took quite a while for anyone to take our order. We chose our drinks and waited in line with about 10 other customers. It was about a 15 minute wait from the time our order was taken....not particularly speedy. The... More

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

It is one of those few times that I was disappointed choosing based on TripAdvisor’s ranking and reviews! • Atmosphere: Are you kidding? There is no atmosphere to talk about. This place is a deli / Mediterranean grocery store with a narrow galley isle, half of its width occupied with the kitchen and fridges and part of the rest with... More

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