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JIMMY'S A&A DELI

#60 of 2,877 Restaurants in Calgary
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1401 20 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 1G6, Canada
403 289 1400
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoy the atmosphere and the fresh food that is available at Jimmy's. I have never been to the 20th Ave location, but I have had the pleasure of enjoying the food and the service of Jimmy and his staff on 4TH! A small shawarma is more than enough for me. the fixings are very generous and delish! I always... More 

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Thank Rhonda M
Calgeria
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still good. No need to order a large! Generous, fresh and tasty shawarma served by people who care. This is a happy place. The food is good and it can get quite busy at times. A good select of Mediterranean deli items. Nice vegetarian choices. And you can stock up on Sheesha supplies at the same time! There Are some... More 

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Thank snyrseartista
St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were encouraged to stop in here for a good donair. Luckily, we ended up having great donairs!!! Having never visited Jimmy's before, the staff were great. They let my girlfriend and I sample the chicken used for shawarma, and the beef used for donairs, along with the garlic sauce and the sweet sauce. My girlfriend got "The Combo" which... More 

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Thank safaridave
Calgary, Canada
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144 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The portions are large and the selections vary from chicken, beef or a combo of both. Freshly put together, tasty sauce and faster than a drive through. Baklava for desert just tops the meal.

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Thank OpdCgy
Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They do make the best Shawrma in town, many other are good but this is the original. The portions are large, the flavor excellent and fresh ingredients. They are a little messy when eating so get extra napkins. Also try the samosas, they too are fabulous. They service is friendly, fast and efficient. The old house has charm and you... More 

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Thank Marika55
Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jimmy's is (in my humble opinion) the greatest shwarma in Calgary! The staff there are awesome and the food is even better. I enjoy trying a new type of baklava every visit as there are so many different kinds!

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Thank Lynn M
Calgary
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Get your meat on at Jimmy's AAA. The donairs and shawarma are outstanding. I think I even had falafel once and it was good. You always get friendly service with a smile and maybe a joke. I usually have a medium and that is loaded up with meat. One thing you shouldn't do is eat the donair in the car.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

just so good. so much food and delicious sauce packed , loaded to the max in a pita with all the toppings. have eaten here countless times, but this last one was just so good i had to share. so tasty. worth a half hour drive each way for this guy.

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Thank Tristram R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

So everybody knows about donairs and shawarmas right? Sadly, not everyone knows about Jimmy's A&A Deli but, happily, that's changing. This little unassuming gem (the one on 20th Avenue and 13th Street NW) is easy to pass by because it looks like a convenience store from days gone by but you'll be doing yourself a colossal favour by hitting the... More 

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Thank Greg B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Trip Advisor requires a 100 character minimum for their reviews, which I certainly don't need for Jimmy's. Jimmy's - is - the - best. Great vibe, great FRESH food, made to order - the sauces are excellent. Actually, even without the sauce the meat is spiced well and flavourful, never dry. Staff is always having fun. Donairs/falafels, etc. are gigantic.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Lebanese, Fast Food, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 20 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 1G6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403 289 1400

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