PLEASE NOTE: our Patio is WALK-IN only.
For large party reservations - please contact the restaurant directly.
Lunching with a childhood friend
Food was meh this time
Love the atmosphere at night, it was definitely a different experience. I loved the view at the table that we had by the water. The food was great and the staff were super friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
Brought relatives from out of town to Joe Bird on a Saturday evening in mid-September. Patio view is pretty good though I do prefer the view at Amsterdam's down the street. Your chances are better at Joe Bird to be seated at the patio in my opinion. Ordered a bunch of shared items. Patatas Bravas were a bit soggy. Grilled chicken was very tender; fried-chicken up to par with Union Chicken. Corn bread not up to par with BBQ establishment or what you would find at a rib-fest - a bit dry and bland. Dry-rub wings are well-seasoned and juicy (approx. six pieces per pound). Brussel sprouts were a bit too charred and a bit too sweet. I would come back to try other items but among the few patios at Harbourfront I think the ambiance was the best here. Have not been to Goodman's next door but the menu didn't look as appetizing.
Great food and friendly service, definitely would return to try more dishes.
Really enjoyed my food here for brunch as i have been here before. The service just lacked a little this time and i wasn't that impressed with it but the food made up for it! Love this place and just wish our server was just a bit more interested in what they were doing.
Was looking for a spot near the water for a last meal in Toronto and chose Joe Bird. As hinted by the name, Joe is all about chicken. We ordered the Thai and BBQ chicken, with five pieces chicken total. It was nice that the menu indicated what type of chicken pieces (white or dark meat) and the number of pieces. The chicken was cooked well and the sides were paired well. In addition, there was a DJ playing great dance music on Sunday along with a couple of guys playing bongos. It set a really great vibe fir the evening.
Nice view. Diablo sandwich and the bowls are perfect
server was nice and food was good but it took forever to get anything. we waited 30 mins for caesars and an hour for food
There were quite a few families with kids so not the best place for a bite before a theater visit.
Probably very different later in the evening
Went there on a Monday for lunch with colleagues from work. It was perfect!
Great menu choices and the corn bread is a must have!
Very slow and unenthusiastic service.
Food was very good and reasonably priced. Service was slow.
Great chicken, excellent service
Best tasting chicken I’ve had!
The host and server that day were really friendly, punctual, and accommodating. The food was well-put together, and for the #FoodPassportTO price, was of awesome value!
Ambiance, food, music, staff were all fantastic
Will definitely return
We had a great waitress who was very chatty and attentive. Food was no great shakes but a good spot for a quick casual bite
Amazing food. Chicken was perfect. Crispy and barely any grease. Dipping sauces were on point 👌🏻. Service was friendly, fast, and very proactive. This will be a new staple of mine for sure
I had lunch with a colleague here. Fried chicken was good, the smoky grilled was one of the best chicken I had.
Everything was great except the chicken was not seasoned and lack flavor. However the marinated sauces and presentation made up for it.
Always a pleasure coming to Joe Bird's. Love their fried chicken & the sides are good too. The view of the lake is a bonus as well!
Can’t beat the price! The Brussels sprouts are to die for! It’s my new ‘go-to’. I’m addicted!
Love the patio and the fact that our table was reserved on the patio , unlike other restaurants that would not reserve a patio table. But the music was very loud and not cool for socializing!
Great location at Harbourfront. Quirky ambiance. Good food. Our server was horrible, dropped a tray of drinks(including ours). Said that it’s never happened before, then minutes later spilled a drink on a woman at the next table. Took forever to get a food order in with her. All other wait staff and host/hostess staff seemed excellent.
Amazing service, lovely view of the lake and boats. The food was very good, although the vegetarian in our group had limited options
Disappointing experience. I read about this place in Toronto Life and was excited to dine here. To start, our server was not very friendly and seemed distracted, She was busy but a smile and perhaps some customer engaging conversation would have been nice. Everything took too long. When the food came out some of us ordered 4 pieces of dark meat and we got 4 pieces of drumsticks dark meat includes drumsticks but also thighs. The server did not come by and ask how everything was. I was going to organize my company's Holiday dinner and drinks here, I wanted to try the place first. The only word I can use to describe my experience is Disappointing.
The ONLY negative part of our experience was the service. Took over 25 mins for the server to come over to us even after I asked for them to send our server, never ideal when you are dining with children. It was very busy and probably just had a newer/inexperienced server. That said, the food was on point and the waterfront location was perfect!! Pricing was very fair. I would definitely go back again and recommend this restaurant to anyone!
Joe Bird never disappoints. Nothing like sitting on their patio enjoying a drink, meal, or ice cream. Great spot for business groups or friends & tourists.
Came here for brunch outdoors and the chicken and waffles were so good! Service was kind of slow just for our table we noticed but overall we were happy since the food was worth it!
First time and we loved it. Service by Irish server was outstanding. Loved the setting by the water.
My friends and I had a fantastic time! Location and design is so unique and comfortable and that view by the water is breath taking. Service was on point, even when a large party of 15-20 people walked in our server was great communicating to us she might be a bit busy but maintained an excellent level of service Checking in on us. Food was AMAZING!! That fried chicken is to die for!! My friends and I will definitely be back!!
Great view and atmosphere of the lake. The ice cream and vegan ice cream was good. The food was average and the service was average too. Mixup in my order, dressing when I did not ask for dressing . Variety of items was average.
I had searched for an appropriate venue for a 60th Birthday pre concert meal venue close to our hotel for some time and and discovered Joe Bird on line and was intrigued by the location and menu which featured the fried chicken my birthday girl had been craving at home in Collingwood. Arriving early and unable to check in for our room, we searched out the restaurant two hours early, and were immediately pleased at the warm reception, and amazed by the view and ambience of our patio table. Our sever was excellent, the specialty rum beverage a delightful surprise, and yes the fried chicken hit it out of the park! Some inventory problems due to the long weekend were unfortunate however understandable and well explained. I could not have picked a better spot for our celebration, plus the value was exceptional. We will be back!
Good location, good food, good drink!
Great patio view and ambience. Waiters are overworked and take time to get the orders. For example, the ice cream was melted by the time it reached the table.
Food was ok - tried the fried chicken, was just ok.
Took over 15 minutes for us to be served once we were seated. I had leave the table to find someone to serve us. Then once we got our food and drinks the server was not seen again (was a slow Monday evening). This was not a good dinner date experience.
Food was great, interesting menu, and well-priced. A few things however detracted and thus took away from our overall impression. Lack of menus when we arrived - only one for our group of three, unfriendly wait service both to us and a co-worker, long delay when we asked for dessert menu (which arrived only after a delay and after we mistakenly received the main menu again).
Incredible location, nice to be on the water. The food was really good and the drinks were great. The staff was nice and friendly but service was a little slow and we went extended periods of time without seeing our waitress. Would definitely return, the food was good and and ambiance is really nice.