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James Joyce Irish Pub


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact


The Downtowner
Traditional fried egg sandwich with crispy grilled bacon or sausage and fresh tomato slices on a toasted herb bun. Served with rustic hash brown potatoes.
The Joycean Fried Egg Sandwich
The ultimate fried egg sandwich... Two eggs on a toasted baguette with crispy bacon, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. Served with rustic hash brown potatoes.
Breakfast Pub Burger
Beef burger, fried egg, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, and tomato. Served with rustic hash brown potatoes
Canadian Breakfast
Two farm fresh eggs, breakfast sausages and bacon, with toast, rustic hash brown potatoes.
6oz 17.00
8oz 22.00
Joycean Steak and Eggs
Our prime New York strip served with two farm fresh eggs, sautéed mushrooms, toast, and rustic hash brown potatoes.
Traditional Irish Bread Pudding
Drizzled with a warm caramel sauce and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Perfect for sharing...
Pot of Tea
Red Rose, Green tea, Black tea, Herbal tea, Earl Grey, or Chamomile
French Press Coffee
Organic fair trade Guatemalan coffee.
Irish Coffee
Made the traditional way with Bushmills Irish whiskey Topped with hot coffee and fresh whipping cream.
Irish Kiss
Baileys, McGuinness triple sec, topped with hot coffee and fresh whipping cream.
Mellow Monk
Baileys, Frangelico hazelnut liquer, topped with hot coffee and fresh whipping cream.
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Breakfast sausages
Grilled bacon
Rustic hash browns
Two farm fresh eggs
Toast and homemade preserves
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews bangers and mash blackened salmon fish and chips scotch egg stew burger french fries potatoes lamb salad the bread pudding on tap downtown calgary great atmosphere sat at the bar pint beers
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here for lunch on a Tuesday. You are able to make online reservations which is very convenient. Although on this day it was not too busy. Waitress came by right away and took drink orders. I had a pint of Guinness cause I was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SamuelFHuang
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in Belfast a couple of months ago and always liked Irish pubs, walking past the James Joyce to day and fancying a bit of lunch with my son we called in. Just like being in belfast great looking pub inside as soon as...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mickm1944
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed traditional Irish fare that was prepared and served well. Beer was cold and fresh. Staff was friendly and attentive. Although it was somewhat noisy on a Friday night we really enjoyed our meal. We were surprised with the quality of the food as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank S2114FZbrians
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful meal with pints of Guinness. Service was spot on, Ieva pleasant and competent. Highly recommend the Dublin Dates

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 772rossc
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

Cozy, comfortable venue Great food, good service, a little pricey I had the shepherds pie which was awesome and my son had the steak, also very good

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bowling6078
Reviewed January 28, 2019

I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favourite pubs again a couple weeks ago. I was by myself and sat at the bar; almost immediately a conversation started with other patrons. There are no TV's in this pub and it promotes an atmosphere...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wile1959
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Always a good time here, the atmosphere is great, good home cooking and staff us amazing. Patrick Seasmus especially! Came in yesterday with a friend and hubby got jealous that he missed out so had to come back today - darn.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Carrielemon
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Great array of beers. Pleasant staff (all 3 who served us). Good location in pedestrianised area - able to sit and watch the world go by. Good food.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John V
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thanks John for taking the time to write a review, good to hear that staff were attentive and that you had a relaxing time. Jen

Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

We settled in on this Irish pub after a stroll around the area. Our server was attentive, friendly and rolled with our evening humor. Decor is typical of the genre but sprinkled with many local artifacts of Irish original. The Guinness story adorns many walls....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank maysonm256
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thanks May for taking the time to write a review. The owners pride themselves on the decor in the pub and most of it has come over from their home town in Ireland. All of the food is made on site and that is why...More

Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Was very happy to sit down to a Guinness and fish and chips; sad there was no mushy peas with dinner tho :( Service was excellent and the atmosphere is great! Really happy there are no TV screens on every wall.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MorticiaB
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thanks for the review and we appreciate your comments. We tried the mushy peas some time ago but they were not well received. Maybe its time to put them back on the menu and give them another try. The staff here are fabulous and we...More

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May 22, 2016|
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Response from joanmaclean99 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about gluten free items on menue.
Donna M
August 20, 2015|
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Response from Sydney Yi Har M | Reviewed this property |
Well, I should say in the past, unless there are events, I always get seats even without reservation. And remember, we have massive layoffs in downtown Calgary, pubs are not as busy as they used to. Good luck and enjoy... More
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