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1401 20th ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M2M7, Canada
+1 403-289-1400
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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best food in Calgary! Super friendly, super efficient. The girl in the front always has a smile on her face.. I've seen a line up of 10 and more, she never gets overwhelmed or is in a rush.. very generous with their portions and the taste is excellent, I could it everyday for a year. 4 thumbs up!

Thank sashraik
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pleasure to enjoy Jimmy A& A. Great food, personable experience. The place is not much to look at but the quality of the food sure makes up for the appearance. Donairs are real treat.

Thank Alberta D
Calgary, AB Canada
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic, delicious, piping hot! Not only does Jimmy's serve amazing Shwarmas, but the service is excellent. Eat in or take out! There is an outdoor patio, or an eating space upstairs. Do not be discouraged by the LONG line ups. That just shows you how good the food is! The service is fast. Can you tell we love this place?!... More 

Thank MarilynandGary
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going here for years. Whenever I enter the place, I feel like I've stepped into a loud family get together but am always welcome. It's almost always busy; the food is delicious. I only get the chicken shawarma salad due to a gluten allergy, but it is always good. They also offer many other home made deli... More 

Thank Brian D
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

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 

Thank Rhonda M
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 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 

Thank snyrseartista
St. Catharines, Canada
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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 

Thank safaridave
Calgary, Canada
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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 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.

Thank OpdCgy
Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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 

Thank Marika55
Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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!

Thank Lynn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 20th ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M2M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-289-1400

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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?