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Original Joe's

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American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
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102-530 Kenaston Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3N 1Z4, Canada
+1 204-489-2272
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I usually go there for dinner, great food and great service!!! Appetizers, burger, quinoa salad, the lot! Their chef there is doing a great job! Chicken Gyoza, Dynamite Tempura Shrimp, Dragon Boat Lettuce Wraps, The Original Burger... etc etc.... My brother and my son loved it!! Now they are looking out for an OJ's... wherever they are. Its gluten free... More 

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Thank Maria19602013
Kevin M, Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this review

Many thanks for letting us now how we are doing. More 

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We met friends for a dinner/night out and did not regret our choice of destination. Service was very prompt and friendly, food was tasty, the salads fresh. A few more beer types on tap would be welcome.

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Thank gordonk593
Kevin M, Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this review

Sincere thanks for the feedback! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here at least a dozen times. always great food with a great price. never a long wait either.

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Thank Angela N
Winnipeg, Canada
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64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I don't usually review chain restaurants, but a bunch of us have suppers there ocassionally. We are a group with various tastes, and Original Joe's menu has something for everyone. For me it is the butter chicken. You do not find it on a menu very often. The butter chicken they serve is outstanding. Rich and creamy with the right... More 

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Thank TripleDRoadTripper
Kevin M, Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking some time to send feedback! I love the Butter Chicken as well. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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229 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Neat little place on the corner of two very busy streets. Bright clean open restaurant with a bit of outdoor seating makes for an attractive meeting place for a bit of dining. Well laid out seating offers distinct dining / bar areas that will meet your dining and chatting needs. Outdoor seating is quite exposed to the weather so windy... More 

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Thank SueFromWinnipeg
Kevin M, Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this review

Thanks for helpful feedback. We will use this to train service focus through the entire experience. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Style over substance here - we've been to a few of these locations, but the one on Kenaston has been the one most visited. The fare is substantial and nicely done - the wings are nice, and the selection of beers is acceptable. The servers are what you would expect from a place like this - nice looking ladies and... More 

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Thank ChrisL12
Winnipeg, Canada
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Since it was a nice evening out we would go on the patio. Tables were both broken and worn out. Food was ok. Not impressed with food. Service was good but it took forever to get our order. Won't be back. Don't recommend

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1 Thank Lisa F
Kevin M, Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and the opportunity to improve. For an update I can be reached at kmorin @ franworks.com More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We ordered the wings with bbq sauce and the nachos to share..service was fast, friendly, efficient, prices seemed reasonable.One nice touch is the availability of beer tasters which allows small samples of their selection of beer.. The wings came lightly sauced as requested - quite good actually. The nachos came with chunks of red pepper, raw onion and chunks of... More 

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1 Thank CollingsBob
Kevin M, Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us about your experience and providing us the opportunity to improve. I would be happy to discuss offline at kmorin @ franworks .com More 

Windsor, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Guinness was good. French onion soup could of had more onions. Was busy for a Monday night. Good atmosphere. Wings where small, teriyaki and Cajun mixed had a good taste. Bartender had no social skills or wasn't interested in striking up a conversation. Rated started at 5/5 and ended at a 3/5. Staff looked like they wanted to be somewhere... More 

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Thank Jay L
Kevin M, Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this review

Sincere thanks for reaching out with some opportunities for us to improve. I am the area manager for this location and your feedback is very much appreciated. It will be taken seriously and utilized. I was hoping we could touch base off line at your convenience. Thanks again. kmorin @ franworks .com More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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271 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

OJ's is the best option for a chain restaurant because of all the options. Also a great choice if you have friends who are picky eaters because the menu is huge and they are usually pretty happy to customize an item. They also offer quite a few vegetarian and gluten-free options if that's your thing. The pan-seared broccolini is really... More 

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Thank Kristin H
Kevin M, Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words and sharing your great experience. Hope to have you back soon. Take care. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102-530 Kenaston Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3N 1Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg
  • Phone Number: +1 204-489-2272

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