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Original Joe's - Calgary - Macleod, Calgary, AB

Original Joe's - Calgary - Macleod

4.0
4
62 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Burgers
Our first restaurant & bar opened in Marda Loop, Calgary, & even way back in 1997, it was comfortable, accessible & affordable. From the very beginning, Original Joe’s fell in step with exactly what it has always been about. A down-to-earth, down the street experience for all.

We never take ourselves too seriously. We love good food experienced in the company of true friends, in an atmosphere that fits us like a well-worn pair of jeans. It feels real here & that’s just fine by us.
No pretense. No frou-frou. Just craft beers, approachable wines & tried-and-true cocktails. All served up with the kind of fresh-made comfort food you crave again & again. To this day we still hand cut our fries, serve most of our entrées with two sides & pour our own Original Joe’s beer. So, come sit at our bar without having to lowers yours.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Burgers, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (403) 454-1801

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Private party contact

    Nate Wright: (403) 454-1801

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What 62 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KI

    KatyI

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    They have a great shaded patio and fantastic gluten friendly options!
  2. LH

    LeahH

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good as usual. Service seemed slow but was friendly
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for the respectful service, our server could tell my group hadn’t see each other for quite awhile and gave us time to chit chat.
  4. DD

    DiDa

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service just OK. Asked for a steak knife as another guest used it. Did not get one.
  5. O

    Oldie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    If you’re looking for a sports bar, this is as good as any. But if you want a quiet place to dine this is NOT the place.
  6. DD

    DiDa

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated in the front section of the restaurant which was relatively private. It was perfect for 6 of us to chat and eat as were not bothered by anyone around us. The wait staff were great. We choose shared items (appies & dessert) which everyone enjoyed and were pleasantly satisfying. Bonus, it was 1/2 price wine so we took advantage of that. Thank you OJ's for a superb evening.
  7. SD

    SheilahD

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Ordered steak medium well… received a bleeding steak. Ask for it to be cooked more …. 25 mins later I received my meal…. My friend had already finished hers. No attempt to deduct any % of the bill was made… I guess it doesn’t matter to them that I sat and watched my friend enjoy her lunch.
  8. s

    sski

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great place to go for dinner or lunch. The food is great and the staff are friendly. The only draw back is that the music is quite loud, making it a bit difficult to hear the staff and your fellow diners!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything tasted fine, our server didn’t check in on us after we received our meals, and our drinks were often empty. It was very dead in the restaurant when we went so there really wasn’t any reason for us to be ignored. We weren’t in a hurry or anything just catching up with friends since our lives are pretty hectic these days. But it was a little disappointing for moms night out.
  10. KG

    KimG

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to OJ’s for brunch. It was great. It’s the best Eggs Bennie I have had for awhile. The mimosas were cold and very reasonable. It made for a really enjoyable brunch.
  11. AL

    AlyseL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    On Friday April 29th I had a table reserved for my birthday for 5 people. Waited at the door for over 30 minutes while Having reserved the table online the day before. Wasn't even asked or talked to to say sorry for the wait or anything. So our group decided to go somewhere else.
  12. N

    Nick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Conveniently located! Great place to meet your buddies from across the city over some beer and wings!
  13. SK

    SarahK

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic! Thanks for the great experience 😊
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A bit noisy even at 2 pm but staff was great and food was good. Getting pricy but thats the norm these days
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! We had a very professional waitress as well
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    They had NO Draught Beer! Their “lines” were frozen - disappointing - and no onion rings - a little weird.
  17. SG

    StephanieG

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Prices were very fair with huge portions. We will absolutely return.
  18. WK

    WallenaK

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Presently surprised by this location and OJS I would go back.
  19. B

    Brent

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy the food, drinks, and atmosphere at Original Joes.
  20. JF

    JustinF

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    It was rather dark for a lunch meeting. Service was decent, but seemed like servers were assigned too many tables. Our server was awesome.
  21. KG

    KimG

    Las Vegas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great lunch at OJ’s. This is my first time at this location and I’ll be back.
  22. SB

    ShannonB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening out. Thanks for the good service and delicious food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My son in law’s birthday.
  24. JS

    JennS

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the food! It was a Tuesday night and it was busy so our poor waitress was run off her feet but she worked hard. We will be back
  25. L

    Ldj204

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome! Food, service and atmosphere. It was exactly what we were looking for in our lunch date.
  27. NA

    NetcandiAndy

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Stopped in for a quick beer and bite with a friend. It was not busy at all with only one other table, but didn't mind as this generally means great service to break up monotony by staff on duty. And there was a full roster on, but they seemed to be more interested in chatting with each other than serving us, I actually waved down someone who said they'd get our server, and then we were able to order. Wasn't the worst thing in the world, but definitely something I was able to notice. I had the beef dip, and it was pretty good! I'd go back as the food was fairly priced, and the environment can get lively I'm sure.
  28. T

    Terry

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service - will definitely be back!
  29. JS

    JennS

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our server worked hard but it appeared to be low on waiters. As I said he worked hard but it was a little slow on service. Thankfully he was experienced. Overall great time. Burgers are to die for. I’ll go again
  30. TC

    TraceyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The grilled cheese hamburger was very bland in flavour.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    great evening for a casual birthday dinner! the food and drinks were good and so was the service!
  32. CM

    CarlyM

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Not impressed with how many Skip the Dishes drivers were coming in and out of the restaurant. There were so many, I'm pretty sure at some points through our dinner OJs would have been over capacity for the covid 19 rules. I certainly didn't feel comfortable with how many were walking directly past our table and through the whole restaurant to pickup the food. It took so long for our dinner to come because OJs was so busy fulfilling outside orders. We won't be going back. We will go somewhere where Skip doesn't get to walk through the entire restaurant to pickup the orders.
  33. DB

    DianaB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The shrimp appetizer was amazing, however, the chicken burger was very greasy and salty. Great service overall.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, food was excellent. Solid little comfy casual dining spot. A bit loud, but it was the first weekend after some dining restrictions being lifted...and minus 30-40 for a week straight. So, can’t blame people for letting it out a bit. Not on the cheap side, but not complaining. You normally get what you pay for! Bang for your buck was there. Will be back for sure
  35. RI

    RobI

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good, service was awesome would definitely go back again.
  36. MH

    MustafaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We had booked a table. At entrance, they are not aware of booking. Left a note that it is wedding anniversary as well and seems no one care. My son forget his mask and all family had their own, they said sorry, we don't have masks!!. Services is poor and slow, and waiter was little aggressive in responding to us. I won't recommend the place.
  37. AK

    AngieK

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Buffalo chicken poutine was delicious as were the Moscow mules.
  38. LF

    LarryF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can be too loud at times, but overall we enjoyed eating there.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good night for appies and drinks. Perfect setting to get together with an old friend. Had a very good time.
  40. D

    Dave

    Calgary

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was great, service was good (might want to teach the bartender how to pour a proper stout), it was busy but not sure how itll work with larger group sizes.

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Original Joe's - Calgary - Macleod does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.

Original Joe's - Calgary - Macleod is rated 4 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Original Joe's - Calgary - Macleod does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Original Joe's - Calgary - Macleod

7403 Macleod Trail SW Calgary, AB T2H 0L8

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    73 Ave SW

  • Area

    Calgary

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Burgers, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Located at the back of the restaurant

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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