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Original Joes Restaurant & Bar

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Italian, Canadian, Bar, Pasta
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4720-51 Ave, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
403-343-6793
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome menu and atmosphere

Let me start with the food. This was actually my 1st time, and it was a great first impression! can't believe I never ate here! I have had many french onion soups and OJs did it with an interesting flavor using Spanish onions! Soup was hot and good flavor. I was looking for unique flavor and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
BsharpMT
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Red Deer, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Red Deer, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Let me start with the food. This was actually my 1st time, and it was a great first impression! can't believe I never ate here! I have had many french onion soups and OJs did it with an interesting flavor using Spanish onions! Soup was hot and good flavor. I was looking for unique flavor and I tried the Kona... More 

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OrigGM, General Manager at Original Joes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi BsharpMT! I am so happy to hear your first experience with us was a positive one! I love all of our burgers here but the Kona is actually one of my favorites, good choice! To answer your question about being a Restaurant/Bar. We are technically a pub but strive for restaurant quality food along with the laid back pub... More 

Red Deer, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have always liked Oj's, It has great food, great service and a fun atmosphere, What more do you want? The sweet potatoe fries are some of the best in Red Deer. Everyone talks about them.The restaurant isn't pretentious and I love that. Great place to go with friends or just you and your main person.

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OrigGM, General Manager at Original Joes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hello KarmaGirl_10! I am so happy to hear you enjoy Original Joe's so much! The Sweet Potato fries with Dill Dip are my favorite too! More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is tasty, atmosphere is great (noisy, but not too loud), waitresses are friendly and nice and prices are reasonable. Unfortunately, service was not the quickest. So, be patient. I was in for lunch and it took me about 1h45min from seating to paying. Way too long for a lunch. The place was a little more than half full. If... More 

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OrigGM, General Manager at Original Joes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Martin R! We apologize for the slow service on your recent visit for lunch. Hopefully we will see you back in here soon for some drinks & appy's! More 

Red Deer, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If in downtown Red Deer and looking for a place to eat and or have a beverage, then Original Joes is the spot. Easy access and parking close by makes the trip there great. Inside the layout is unique as the building once was an old automotive garage. Friendly staff and a varied menu makes it enjoyable for everyone. As... More 

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OrigGM, General Manager at Original Joes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Michael M! Thank you for your positive feedback of Original Joe's! We hope you join us on a Tuesday night soon for our Wing Night! More 

Grand Forks, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at OJ's in Red Deer, Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna and Vancouver. Our favorite is still Red Deer because of the unique building (old automotive shop). The food has always been fresh, the service prompt, and the portion sizes more than adequate. It is now our favorite restaurant for casual, relaxed dining at reasonable prices. The... More 

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OrigGM, General Manager at Original Joes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hey DrSunxt! Our old automotive shop building is one of our favorite features of Original Joe's Red Deer as well! Thank you for the positive feedback, we hope to see you & your wife back here soon! More 

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

we often go there as a couple because there is always something that appeals to us on the menu. The food is good and consistent. We haven't had a bad meal there ever. When we say 'want to go somewhere tonight? ' more often than not its OJ. The staff are friendly and service is quite good. There can be... More 

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OrigGM, General Manager at Original Joes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hello HMLayden! Thanks for making Original Joe's one of your top choices of restaurants in Red Deer! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Food is good and the atmosphere is nice I like it a little better than other pubs because it's not always insanely loud in there you can actually have a conversation with people and not have to be shouting. The girls who work there for the most part and great super friendly and do their best to keep you happy.

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OrigGM, General Manager at Original Joes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hey Jordan! Thanks for your review of Original Joe's, we're happy you enjoyed dining with us! Merry Christmas! More 

Red Deer, Alberta
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The service is always great. The servers are always willing to help with special requests. If you are going on a Friday at lunch you better go early as it fills up quickly. The prices for meals is great.

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OrigGM, General Manager at Original Joes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Charlie T! We are so happy to hear you had a great experience with us! We hope to see you again soon! More 

1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Came here with grandparents. The food was ok, but pricey for what we got. I had the Kale and Quinoa salad and it was quite good, but, for $13.50 it could have been larger. Washed my hands in cold water... really!??! The plus was our waitress... she was quite good.

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OrigGM, General Manager at Original Joes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review Marty. That particular salad is off of our winter feature menu, as such we are always happy for feedback. This helps us know where we need to improve with future menus. So glad to hear your server made your experience enjoyable! More 

1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Planned a night out with our Women's soccer team for a meal and drinks. O.J's does NOT take reservations and it was difficult to seat us in a group. Aprox15 people were present and after a long wait and players trying to get 2 booths together the staff were able to seat us in the back part of the building.... More 

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OrigGM, General Manager at Original Joes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Deb, I am so sorry to hear you had a difficult experience back in February! Since then, policies have changed and we do take reservations for groups of 8 or more. I apologize that your server was over run that night and did not provide excellent service. We strive to give our guests outstanding service whether they are in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4720-51 Ave, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Red Deer
  • Phone Number: 403-343-6793

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Canadian, Bar, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 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 - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?