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“Best Donairs in Calgary”
Review of JIMMY'S A&A DELI

Ranked #45 of 3,537 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best Donairs in Calgary”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Jimmy's makes the best donairs and shwarmas in Calgary. Be warned: they are HUGE and over flowing with toppings! I love browsing the market while waiting for our orders.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank arohof
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not even room for a wafer thin mint”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Thee place in the city for ultra large shawarma. The portions are BIG and the eating process is as messy as child's first meal on solids. Keep the paper wrap on when you eat, and tear it back like a banana peel as you go. The large is a great deal for meat/$ but no on really needs that much, and too messy to split in half for sharing. Even medium is quite large for many people. Chicken and beef nicely spiced, though you will likely be burping garlic for hours, also part of the fun. If you do have room, a good selection of baclava that is reasonable fresh. Jimmy claims his mom makes the chicken herself. The problems: the falafal is hit and miss, one time it was only half mixed and painfully salty. Asking for non-standard orders are also hit and miss, the sandwhich builders are sometimes on auto-pilot and miss things like no-garlic sause or tahini instead of garlic sauce. That being said, if you complain to Jimmy he usually bends over backwards to please the customer, throwing in a free baclava from time to time. Jimmy may also sing you a song and ask you to join in. A variety of other items available like cheeses, dolma, patties, potato fritters, olives etc as well as lots of interesing spices, condiments, drinks and other items from the middle east at the 20ave location. Oddly enough i've never seen napkins. All in all a unique experience to be witnessed and enjoyed, just be careful when trying to force down a wafer thin mint after a large shawarma.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Mr_Peripatetic
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“It'a A Deli!”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Food was excellent. Price was reasonable.There is no atmosphere. It's not a restaurant. It's a neighborhood deli in a residential area. 14th out of 1504? I do not think there are many more restaurants in Calgary that are superior to Jimmy's. Go get a quick sandwich for lunch or dinner. You'll love it

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Mike S
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Calgary, Canada
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2 reviews
“A city treasure”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Every visit to Jimmy's is an adventure. The food is amazing!! The staff treat the customers like GOLD, especially kids.

Visited June 2012
Thank smharder
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Alberta ,Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Great Place!!THankxx Jimmy”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Great Place ,,Great food,,Great PEOPLE!! Very friendly place Jimmy the owner is the most charismatic person you wil ever know..very friendly...great horse rider...food WOW...Service WOW...thankxx Jimmy

Visited June 2012
2 Thank habanerotraveller
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