Original Joe's - Calgary - Macleod

4.6
44 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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Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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Brent
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JF
JustinF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 25, 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.

KG
vipKimG
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ShannonB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My son in law’s birthday.

JS
vipJennS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 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

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vipLdj204
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NetcandiAndy
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 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.

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Terry
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service - will definitely be back!

JS
vipJennS
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 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

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TraceyC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The grilled cheese hamburger was very bland in flavour.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

CM
CarlyM
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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.

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DianaB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 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

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RobI
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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MustafaH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 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.

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AngieK
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Buffalo chicken poutine was delicious as were the Moscow mules.

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LarryF
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipDave
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 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.

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Deborah
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had great service and a delicious chicken sandwich. Was very disappointed in the takeout soup I bought. About 11 ounces of soup and a few pieces of bread for $21.

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GaryR
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for supper at 7.30. The service and food were excellent!

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vipKS80
Calgary
39 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat on the patio, food was excellent as usual.

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Brad
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fish and chips. I piece of fish. Not that big either. Have a feeling they ran out. Didn't complain but still. Beer is well priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating out since March. Restaurant was very clean and organized. Food was good. Service was great. Sadly they were not to busy.

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Teelexmer
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, never was anyones support ever low, and she checked in often. I haven't had such a pleasant server in years. Everyone at the table loved how quick and great she was.
The food was delishes..keep up the phenomenal work

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JWolf
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was good but service was bad enough that I'll never go back to this location.

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Essenguru
Calgary
38 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had a Cobb salad which I was not thrilled with. The turkey war sinuous and flavourless. My companions burger, fries and onion rings was excellent. A good pub food restaurant

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was the worst experience I ever seen from a restaurant. Extremely slow service from the server. Drinks were more important than coffee. Has to ask for a refill on coffee even though she was walking around with the pot. 45 mins to get food and it stone cold and grill residue over the eggs (as noted in the pictures) Another 20 minutes to get it redone after asking a few times. Manager was unaware of the issue until it was time to get the bill.

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Cucumberslices
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was a good experience. Food is always great here and he location is good too. Raptors game 1 of the nba Finals was on and the atmosphere was great. Lively and loud. Felt a bit understaffed though for a night like this as service was a bit sparse than usual. Still got our food and drinks but could have used a few more rounds of drinks for the group. But still good overall n

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SalvadorF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

OJ's is always goos in my books. It was funny though cause the host didn't know they took reservations. So I ended up in a high table which is not my choice. Otherwise great! Great server.

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NicoleD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Tyically OJ's is a great spot for food... it was disappointing to see upon arrival a note on the door when arrived stating they were closed so we had to go elewhere. They could have alerted me to their closure using open table contact information.

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Anniversary
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing special, but a good place for beers.

CG
CalgaryGentleman
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typical "chain bar". It is a fun place to hang out.

KF
KarenF
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A bit of a reunion with long time friends!

AB
AttrinaB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our team came in for a work/baby/new teacher fun night and it was fantastic! I booked online and our table was ready. I asked to change and it was great! Thanks to the staff and management for making sure our night was fantastic:) cheers

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Ojs is always a good choice for food. I was excited to be able to make a reservation at this location. But when we got there there was no table reserved and it didn’t appear that they were aware of my reservation. We were lucky to find a table for 8. Just disappointed that I went through the work ok making a reservation to find out it was useless.

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Jillybean
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were on a very tight schedule and even though we had a late addition, we were able to phone the restaurant and get all of our menu choices added. As soon as we walked into the restaurant, our food came out piping hot and we were able to finish lunch and still have time to chat before getting back to the office. I didn't realize how seamlessly this could work. We'll definitely consider doing this again!

FAQs

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

Original Joe's - Calgary - Macleod is rated 4.6 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Original Joe's - Calgary - Macleod does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.originaljoes.ca/en/gift-cards.html.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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