It was our 20th anniversary and we couldn’t decide where to go for dinner. We have been doing so much fine dining and cooking lately we wanted to tone it down a bit. We miss the pub dates that we used to have!!! Just the two of us with no distractions. So I said that we could grab some yummy oysters for an appetizer and then Ken suggested to go to Original Joe’s for dinner. I was all over it. Nice and close to home, great food, and an adult-only pub, perfect!!! It was a great evening that we will be doing again soon.
Original Joe’s Locations
Original Joe’s is a chain of restaurants from British Columbia to Manitoba. They have many locations here in Calgary. The atmosphere is very nice and I like the upscale pub decor. They have a lovely outdoor patio with heaters, which is great for our climate. We found a nice big comfy booth to sit.
We decided to do some sharing plates and started off with the chili lime chicken. This is a great dish, spicy but cooled down with the addition of the cucumber. With the crunchy noodles, it was a real treat. Next up were the fish tacos. I really like fish tacos and these were great. With the addition of a little hot sauce, which they provide you with, these were a hit.
Lastly, we had two different kinds of wings, Shangai and Caribbean jerk. The Shangai was very good but neither of us was fans of the Caribbean jerk. We washed all this down with some great beer that they have brewed just for them. I had the red and Ken had the blonde.
The staff all do a little smile when they say the word blonde, cute!! Our waitress Angela was fantastic. She was knowledgeable about the menu, very pleasant and attentive, perfect service!! My pictures aren’t the best as we were at a sunny table and they were taken with my power shot camera, which is what I have been using for all my restaurant photos. They have many locations so its best to go to their website at www.originaljoes.ca to find one close to you. Enjoy!!