Joe Bird

4.4
42 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
Joe Bird is a place of worship to all things chicken, authentic flavors and beer (because who doesn’t like beer?). Scoot on down to the lake and join us for a trip to flavor town with a view. We’re serving up our chicken seven days a week, with a soul healing hangover-curing brunch on weekends.

PLEASE NOTE: our Patio is WALK-IN only.

For large party reservations - please contact the restaurant directly.
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3.9
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4.3
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K
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

h
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

PP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice view. Diablo sandwich and the bowls are perfect

NL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

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

TH
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

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

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there on a Monday for lunch with colleagues from work. It was perfect!

TP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great menu choices and the corn bread is a must have!

IR
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Very slow and unenthusiastic service.

S
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was very good and reasonably priced. Service was slow.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great chicken, excellent service

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best tasting chicken I’ve had!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, food, music, staff were all fantastic
Will definitely return

TT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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

KD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

QK
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had lunch with a colleague here. Fried chicken was good, the smoky grilled was one of the best chicken I had.

k
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was great except the chicken was not seasoned and lack flavor. However the marinated sauces and presentation made up for it.

T
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

SW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t beat the price! The Brussels sprouts are to die for! It’s my new ‘go-to’. I’m addicted!

L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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!

P
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

C
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, lovely view of the lake and boats. The food was very good, although the vegetarian in our group had limited options

RK
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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.

P
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

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!

TP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

AK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

m
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time and we loved it. Service by Irish server was outstanding. Loved the setting by the water.
Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

C
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

PY
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good location, good food, good drink!

P
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

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.

CD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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.

L
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

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).

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything we got was good and tasty, despite a couple of kitchen hiccups due to transition between seasonal menus. Apparently our server‘s first day; she handled the kitchen issues smoothly and professionally.

OT
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved this unique spot! Great service and well presented food. Location and artwork on walls amazing. Would recommend

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The place was really cool - the high ceilings made the place super spacious. The waiter was super cute and super attentive. Food was good and well priced.

ST
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed eating here. Would recommend for my friends

V
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CAME FOR AN EVENING OF FOOD AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. THE FOOD IS OUTSTANDING AND YOU GET A DECENT SERVING FOR THE AMOUNT TO SPEND. THE ENTERTAINMENT WAS ALSO VERY ENJOYABLE ON A LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. CAN HARDLY WAIT TO RETURN AND TRY SOME OTHER MENU ITEMS.

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