We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great spot for lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Original Joe's - Kensington

Original Joe's - Kensington
1220 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P5, Canada (Hillurst)
403-670-5638
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #584 of 2,769 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Hillurst
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Hillurst
Calgary
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Great spot for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My wife, son and daughter-in-law had a wonderful lunch at Original Joe's. They have a good variety which should address anyone's palate. The food is well prepared and the service is prompt and pleasant. It is usually very busy during the week, so getting there by 11:45 is certainly recommended. Looking forward to the patio when the weather warms up.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

42 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    6
    17
    10
    6
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Airdrie, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“cajun chicken quesadeilla”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Half of the quesadilla was not filled. unfortunately I would not return to this restaurant. The service was very very slow!! Not certain why the review needs to be 100 character minimum. Still not returning!! Not so good food or service!!!!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tarporley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
419 reviews 419 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 88 cities Reviews in 88 cities
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
“Nice lunch on patio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

We had a nice lunch sat in the sun on the patio. The selection of appys were all nice and the service was good. They have some good specials and their house beers were good.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great location, pity about the terrible service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

On a sunny afternoon, sitting out on the street terrace here is a great way to while away an afternoon. Sadly the service lets this place down, ranging from rude and uninterested to completely ignoring you. We gave up trying to get the attention of any of the wait staff after 45 minutes and went to pay inside. Crazy really as they'd have been looking at a reasonable tip after the money we spent there.

Food portions are pretty generous (far too many fries with the chicken fingers), but reasonably priced and came out pretty quickly.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great deck, consistently good food & drinks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We love this little neighbourhood pub, and in the summer it's especially lovely for people watching and enjoying the energy of Kensington. The service is predictably warm and welcoming and I am always impressed by the gluten friendly menu - it is a classy choice to create a separate menu so that we gluten conscious folks can choose from a long list without needing to pepper the server with questions. We had yam fries, wings, and a salad (the quinoa salad and house salad are both very good).

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Original Joe's - Kensington also viewed

 

Been to Original Joe's - Kensington? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Original Joe's - Kensington, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.