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Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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Reviewed February 23, 2021

Stopped by for a pint on two occasions Got hosed by server and owner Local yokel ... mistook me for another tourist or another. Surprised they are still in the bizz!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 14, 2021

We had a hankering for fish and chips and my wife had read good things about this spot called Mrs. Chippy ( which is really just the James Joyce Pub doing Fish and Chips takeout) so we decided to give it a try. The food...was about 15 minutes behind the agreed upon pickup time on this very quiet Sunday, but that was not a big deal as there was nothing else to do. The lady there handed me two bags...one was for the warms items ( Fish and Chips) the other was for the cold items ( condiments plus cole slaw.....nice touch. The fish ( Haddock) was very good, even though the tartar sauce which we were ASSURED would be included, was nowhere to be found. That put a slight damper on our enjoyment for sure. The chips on the other hand we found to be quite tasteless and lacking in seasoning.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 4, 2020

We went there at happy hour. Not much selection for their happy hour menu. Their service was slow and there wasn't many people in there at the time we visited the place. Though their mini shepherd's pie were good. The lychee tini was ok. Their...steak & Guinness pie is a bit salty. When we finish eating our shepherd's pie we didn't know that we want to order more and the waiter told us to use the same plate and fork but I asked them to give us a new one instead.More

Date of visit: September 2020
angelicakB4547GJ, General Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2020

Thanks for taking the time out to write your comments. Glad you enjoyed the shepherds pies and sorry you thought the beef and Guinness pie was too salty. Its always best to let your server know and then we can follow up and that way...More

Reviewed September 8, 2020

Me and my girlfriend stopped in for some dinner. We had some nice pints of Guinness and the food was good. Our server Agne was the highlight of the night though. She was very friendly and we had a good conversation. She gave us some...good travelling tips which we took with us on our way. She looked after us really well. Thanks Agne. We hope to see you in Vancouver sometime :)More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Quick afternoon visit on Christmas Eve with family. Very cozy Irish Pub with a beautiful interior. Sharing food was very good, gastro, including the scotch eggs, sausage rolls, bacon wrapped stuffed dates and quite a few other thing. And of course, the Guinness very good,...but that’s a given. Great service, well worth the visit.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 9, 2019

Nice Pub and Restaurant. Sat out out on the walkway and enjoyed fish and chips with an Irish Whiskey. Good food and wait staff. Very noisy pub environment inside.., after all it is an Irish Pub.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2019

The restaurant makes one feel like stepping out of Calgary and into an Irish pub and restaurant in Ireland. I have lived there, and this felt very authentic. The food is excellent, including Irish Wheaten Bread. The music also brought back great memories. The service...is friendly and efficient. We go back again and again.More

Date of visit: September 2019
angelicakB4547GJ, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2019

Thanks Guys for the kind mention....I remember Anne speaking with you and you all seemed to be such a happy group...Looking forward to seeing you next time.. Jen

Reviewed October 8, 2019

Hadn't been in Calgary in a couple of years and remembered the James Joyce Pub as being pretty good. Not disappointed on the return trip. We had a couple of pints of Guinness and a lamb and pistachio burger with a side of curry. Service...was good, not great. Would I go back again...sure.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 5, 2019

The cream ale was as good as the ones I had while visiting Kilkenny, the onion rings sharing plate possibly the best ever and the smoked salmon board and sausage & mash mains were first rate. All well presented in a rather “grown up” pub...atmosphere. Well worth a visit! We would most certainly go again.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 4, 2019

We had an amazing experience with our server, Crystal. She was so personable and helpful. We had so many laughs and the food was excellent. She was speedy and quickly noticed when someone wasn't immediately brought food with the rest of us. She left and...quickly returned with the missing dish in no time. The restaurant atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing. We had a GREAT experience there for supper and drinks.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Minors are allowed during the day I believe
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I am not sure about gluten free items on menue.
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James Joyce Irish Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4