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JIMMY'S A&A DELI

#48 of 2,778 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Lebanese, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Delicatessen
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1401 20th ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M2M7, Canada
403 289 1400
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delish

Probably the most sought after meal in the whole city, Jimmy's donairs are made with so much love and toppings. I will drive 40-50km to get this food in my mouth. You can't beat it anywhere!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Jonathan R
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Probably the most sought after meal in the whole city, Jimmy's donairs are made with so much love and toppings. I will drive 40-50km to get this food in my mouth. You can't beat it anywhere!!!

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Don't think much, just go to Jimmy's. Our friends and fam have been visiting Jimmy's Deli for years. There is just something about the prep, the goods and the sauce that makes in a winning combo. Always friendly, always consistent. If you like this type of food you've just found your go-to.

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Mississauga, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

When we saw the place we were disappointed because it looked like a tiny hole-in-the-wall place but we were pleasantly surprised. The portions are INSANE & the beef donairs reminded me of visiting Turkey. Also had beef and chicken samosa, honestly the beef samosa is my favourite thing so far and my fridge has 2 chicken donairs for dinner because... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you're hungry for a awesome donair, this is the place, and the people are great too! Been going for years, love it

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

My family and I love this place. If you love Donairs - You cannot Miss Jimmy's. Jimmy has been around for years and offers the best donairs in Calgary - Hands down (in my opinion). A regular size donair here is generous (in fact, it's huge) - the taste is truly a 10/10 on the yummy scale. Just the right... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We lived a block away from here, and it was dangerous. We love this place and anytime we are back in Calgary my husband is dying to go back. Authentic donairs and shawarma's that are huge and bursting with delicious flavours. I really enjoy the salad donair, YUM!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

So good. Been here twice for the beef donair love them. Service is nice and friendly. Get here early because they are so busy during the lunch hour! The cook seems to have clean practices. He tasted some mix using a plastic spoon and threw the spoon away I've seen a double dip in so many other delis it was... More 

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Calgary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is one of my family's favourite take-out spots. It serves seriously delicious shawarma: they are huge (the small is misnamed, the large could feed a family!), and filled with so much chicken and vegetables and sauce that there is no delicate way to eat these -- definitely NOT first date food, but so good! They serve a nice selection... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I have not had jimmy's for a few years but wanted to give my opinion. I always heard how great and amazing the donairs at jimmy's are. I used to live close by so i finally tried it one day. It was the worst donair i ever had. All they do is stuff way too much meat into the pita... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Awfully bad and raw chicken skin in my shawarma ewww never again use to be good but no more quality left I guess owner doesn't care what employees are doing definitely not going again and do not recommend.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1401 20th ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M2M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403 289 1400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?