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James Joyce Irish Pub

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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EARLY MORNING FAVOURITES‎
10.00
The Downtowner
Traditional fried egg sandwich with crispy grilled bacon or sausage and fresh tomato slices on a toasted herb bun. Served with rustic hash brown potatoes.
13.00
The Joycean Fried Egg Sandwich
The ultimate fried egg sandwich... Two eggs on a toasted baguette with crispy bacon, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. Served with rustic hash brown potatoes.
14.00
Breakfast Pub Burger
Beef burger, fried egg, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, and tomato. Served with rustic hash brown potatoes
13.00
Canadian Breakfast
Two farm fresh eggs, breakfast sausages and bacon, with toast, rustic hash brown potatoes.
6oz 17.00
8oz 22.00
Joycean Steak and Eggs
Our prime New York strip served with two farm fresh eggs, sautéed mushrooms, toast, and rustic hash brown potatoes.
7.00
Traditional Irish Bread Pudding
Drizzled with a warm caramel sauce and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Perfect for sharing...
WARMERS‎
2.50
Pot of Tea
Red Rose, Green tea, Black tea, Herbal tea, Earl Grey, or Chamomile
5.25
French Press Coffee
Organic fair trade Guatemalan coffee.
6.50
Irish Coffee
Made the traditional way with Bushmills Irish whiskey Topped with hot coffee and fresh whipping cream.
6.30
Irish Kiss
Baileys, McGuinness triple sec, topped with hot coffee and fresh whipping cream.
6.50
Mellow Monk
Baileys, Frangelico hazelnut liquer, topped with hot coffee and fresh whipping cream.
FROM THE SIDE BOARD‎
Add any of the following items
5.00
Breakfast sausages
5.00
Grilled bacon
5.00
Rustic hash browns
5.00
Two farm fresh eggs
5.00
Toast and homemade preserves
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews bangers and mash blackened salmon fish and chips scotch egg bread pudding stew burger french fries potatoes lamb salad on tap downtown calgary great atmosphere sat at the bar pint beers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy, comfortable venue Great food, good service, a little pricey I had the shepherds pie which was awesome and my son had the steak, also very good

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bowling6078
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favourite pubs again a couple weeks ago. I was by myself and sat at the bar; almost immediately a conversation started with other patrons. There are no TV's in this pub and it promotes an atmosphere...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wile1959
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a good time here, the atmosphere is great, good home cooking and staff us amazing. Patrick Seasmus especially! Came in yesterday with a friend and hubby got jealous that he missed out so had to come back today - darn.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Carrielemon
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Great array of beers. Pleasant staff (all 3 who served us). Good location in pedestrianised area - able to sit and watch the world go by. Good food.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John V
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thanks John for taking the time to write a review, good to hear that staff were attentive and that you had a relaxing time. Jen

Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

We settled in on this Irish pub after a stroll around the area. Our server was attentive, friendly and rolled with our evening humor. Decor is typical of the genre but sprinkled with many local artifacts of Irish original. The Guinness story adorns many walls....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank maysonm256
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thanks May for taking the time to write a review. The owners pride themselves on the decor in the pub and most of it has come over from their home town in Ireland. All of the food is made on site and that is why...More

Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Was very happy to sit down to a Guinness and fish and chips; sad there was no mushy peas with dinner tho :( Service was excellent and the atmosphere is great! Really happy there are no TV screens on every wall.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MorticiaB
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thanks for the review and we appreciate your comments. We tried the mushy peas some time ago but they were not well received. Maybe its time to put them back on the menu and give them another try. The staff here are fabulous and we...More

Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

We popped in for lunch and it was amazing the brisket cheese dip with a fresh parmesan loaf was great as well as a good Cobb salad filled us both up.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Harryjacobs
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thanks for the review Harry, will let the kitchen know that you enjoyed the dip and the Cobb salad. Everything is made from scratch from Irish recipes and I think that is what keeps the flavors fresh. Jen

Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

A couple of us had dinner here one evening and enjoyed the Irish pub atmosphere; good music background, beer and ambiance. The staff were great and the food is of a good pub standard.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rossland58
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Always appreciate guests taking time to write a review. Staff here (lots from Ireland) are great and enjoy working here. Food is made from scratch and I think that keeps up the quality and flavor. Jen

Reviewed November 29, 2018

We had the Buffalo Wings in 6 varieties. Great value and variety of tastes to suit all. The staff were so helpful, enjoyed a chat and were so helpful with selections. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank finakee
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review....always nice to hear that the value was good and that the staff were helpful. Sincerely, Jen

Reviewed November 29, 2018

A cozy pub beside a row of nightclubs. Timed our visit before a hockey game with happy/appy hour. Friendly bartenders and quiet atmosphere with Celtic music on the stereo.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank blueworldnomads
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Thanks for taking time out to write a review. Always nice to have the hockey crowd in before a game and good to know that the bartender was helpful. Sincerely, Jen

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May 22, 2016|
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Response from joanmaclean99 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about gluten free items on menue.
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Donna M
August 20, 2015|
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Response from Sydney Yi Har M | Reviewed this property |
Well, I should say in the past, unless there are events, I always get seats even without reservation. And remember, we have massive layoffs in downtown Calgary, pubs are not as busy as they used to. Good luck and enjoy... More
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