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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 2,878 restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped at Jimmy's for lunch.The place isn't much to look at, just a deli with some tables and chairs outside, but the food was spectacular. My husband and I ordered a donair (beef) gyro and a shawarma (chicken) gyro; they were huge (a pound of meat on each) and we could have easily split one. I had never tried either... More

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The donairs here are unbeatable. The quantity of food you get is insane, a large donair can feed two people. When you walk in, it definitely feels family owned and operated, everyone is incredibly friendly! Definitely come here if you're looking for delicious shawarmas or donairs that you'll remember

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Went here for the first time with friends, and the long wait was not a problem at all. The authentic smell of the huge assortment of foods made up for the wait. The funny cashier was the cherry on top, very enthusiastic!

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 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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