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Original Joe's - Kensington

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian
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1220 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P5, Canada
+1 403-670-5638
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Compared to other OJ's this one had great service. The bar was definitely full but our server was able to bring drinks over within 1-2 min of ordering them. I even had to watch her as I assumed she was pouring her own drinks and brining them right over she was so fast. The only thing that was unfortunate about... More 

1 Thank Andrew O
Calgary, Ab
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148 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Met up with friends for lunch today and decided on this location. It was a beautiful day and we could have eaten on the patio as it was open. We all ordered lunch. We ordered the lettuce wraps, chicken tenders, chicken ceaser salad and a hamburger. The portions were big, prices reasonable and food delicious! Service was very good as... More 

1 Thank Kim H
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great specials and friendly staff. Not overly accomidating for large groups as the tables are bolted down.

1 Thank Joel P
Calgary, Canada
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214 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Its nice they serve brunch until 3pm for sleepy heads! I had the breakfast tacos with chorizo and smash potatoes. Half of potatoes were simply too crispy and hard to consume and the chorizo eggs were waaaay bland. Chorizo seems to be one of dem new fads but I have had my share in California kitchens and you should make... More 

Thank WelcomeMat
Calgary, Canada
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The food was great, my wife had the hummus plate which looked more like a desert, lol. The hummus was great with the bread and veggies. I had the nacho's with the spiced beef and extra cheese, I wouldn't change anything on it next time. I love the flavors

Thank Dan C
Invermere, Canada
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Stopped by the Original Joe's in Kensington for weekend brunch with another couple and enjoyed our meals. This OJs is a smaller version of some of the larger OJs found in the city. Located in Kensington, parking can be difficult to find, though we had no problem finding a spot for our brunch stop. Standard OJs menu, good selection of... More 

Thank FromTheKootenays
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Usually good service and the food is always good. Sometime they are too busy and there can be a wait for a table/service but usually worth the wait. Can be a bit loud when there's a hockey game on.

Thank SandyinCalgary
Hamilton, Canada
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184 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

As pub food goes the menu is good but this time food was very over salted which is not normally the case. 1/2 price wine makes the evening very good value. Service was great. When we arrived the tables and bar were full but the bar tender still took good care of us and the host did a good job... More 

Thank CathP027
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

I went here for dinner on a Wednesday night with my fiance. As soon as we walked through the doors, I rushed to the bathroom as my fiance looked for a table. While I was in the washroom, I noticed what appeared to be a cocaine bag and powder all over the toilet paper dispenser. I wish I would have... More 

1 Thank Valerie M
Banff, Canada
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255 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Service was slow and unappealing. Our server was not very presentable and the place did not look clean at all! It took forever for me to be able to order a drink and the server kept-on walking by, back-and-forth, not even acknowledging my existence! When I finally managed to get some water, the glass she gave me was so filthy,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Hillurst
  • Neighbourhood: Hillurst
  • Phone Number: +1 403-670-5638

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