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About Shoeless Joe's Sport Grill - King West

Shoeless Joe's at 276 King St W

276 King St W
Toronto, ON M5V 1J2
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM;


Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Cross Street:
King & John

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 596-4203

Website:
http://www.shoelessjoes276king.com/home

Entertainment:
SPORTING EVENTS, DJ

Parking Details:
PARKING IS AVAILABLE ON KING ST. AS WELL AS NEARBY LOTS SUCH AS THE PRINCESS OF WALES THEATRE PARKING.

Public Transit:
KING STREETCAR STOPPING AT JOHN ST.

Executive Chef:
Ryan Michailoff

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Shoeless Joe's Sport Grill - King West Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (3)
Business Meals (2)
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Great for Lunch (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good for a Date (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Typical sports bar with TVs everywhere including at the table. Food was tasty and portions large.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was good but portions felt too small compared to what other similar restaurants serve at similar prices.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great drinks

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We selected this restaurant for a quick dinner where we could watch the game before a concert. The restaurant had so much potential as a good sports bar with quality tvs all around, decent furnishings and memorabilia.

The food was average bar type food but the service was extremely slow even though there were plenty of servers given the few customers in the restaurant. When you are forced to get your own drinks from the bar because the server never comes back to your table, you know you are getting poor service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Good food. Great service. Kid friendly. I would recommend the Thai shrimp quesadilla. Very flavorful. As well as the Crystal Punch, which was delicious and refreshing!
I was there for a regular afternoon lunch, but there are big TVs all over, so I would love to go for a sporting event, as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Lots of room, cheerful staff, menu typical of pub fare, strange smell as you near the washrooms however they were clean.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Very friendly, waitstaff was very helpful and attentive. Food was very good. Pleasant experience for dining before the Princess of Wales Theatre performance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Linzee was awesome as usual. Great time. Thank you.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Although I made the reservation on Open Table at 2 pm they didn't get it until we were actually there at 7:20. We went you watch the Leafs game. The hockey game and NBA game was on so they chose to put the sound in NBA game. When that wasn't on, loud music was on. Mediocre food. Not the best sports bar experience

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We have been there several times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 1, 2017

We have given this place many opportunities to get it right, but the last time was the straw that broke the camel's back. We will never go back again. Our meals were not hot, we requested extra veggies and less quinoa with our meals and were charged for them without warning. The chicken stir fry was missing half the chicken and the kitchen took forever to bring extra, instead of redoing it, just providing extra grilled chicken which did not taste right as part of the meal. The French onion soup was charged full price while we believed a discount was to apply. The manager did not reduce our meals by the appropriate amount with our Mirvish subscription and took at least 15 minutes to try to figure out how to do it. He did not attempt to leave us satisfied and willing to come back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2017

I think we got a new server. She wasn't getting much support however. Service quite slow despite not seeming to be that busy. Group of four. I asked for soup as a starter but it came with everyone else's entree. My entree came as the rest of us were finishing. Forever to get the bill. Server was apologetic and the restaurant made good on the problem, just was not that great an experience otherwise. Everyone loved their food. So that part was excellent

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Newer wait staff who was working alone and the service was very slow

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Delicious fish tacos and margaritas. Friendly service, especially terrific waiter.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Great place to watch a game with friends.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 14, 2016

I made a reservation for lunch on Dec 14th prior to going to the theatre. When I got there, a sign was on the door saying the restaurant was closed which left me scrambling to get a hold of my friend and try and find another place to eat at the last minute. Not to mention it was freezing outside. My question is........you had my phone number, why was I not contacted ahead of time?

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2016

We had a great server, Lizzie, from Ajax. She was cheerful, on her toes, all round good.

Also, the food was good, as well as the beer.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Menu much improved since I was last here. They had several chefs they highlighted to create items on the menu.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2016

When we arrived, we were brought to a table of 4. The reservation was for 5. Then when we asked to be seated at another table, the manager said "Sorry, but you'll have to stay here. There's a game tonight." I knew there was a game. When I made the reservation I asked for a table where everyone could see the screen to watch the game. When I got a confirmation call the day off, I had asked again and was ensured that I was getting accommodated. I wasn't. The table of 4 had 2 seats facing away from the screen. After about a half hour, the table next to us didn't show up and so we brought it over and only sat on one side of the table. It was NOT a good experience and I will not be making a reservation for a game there ever again. The manager was not helpful at all.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 3, 2016

Other than the fact that it took forever for the food to come out - approx 50 mins - it was a good experience.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Had a great time before heading to the game.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 26, 2016

The service was extremely slow, it took 30 minutes for me to get my cocktail and when my food finally arrived it was cold! The manager on duty was the only attentive employee and literally the only one that actually approached our table. I commend him for dealing with being short staffed!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 6, 2016

The waitress was friendly and polite. Delivered our meal in record time as we had theatre tickets at 8 and were late due to traffic.

Food was enjoyed by all.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Quite limited menu. It took longer than 30 minutes to get our food on the table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 29, 2016

The experience wasn't great and as a result we left early to patron another establishment

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 26, 2016

Great food but found it very loud. We were not aware it would be so loud!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 13, 2016

It was decent food and the wine was okay but not great

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 3, 2016

The food was your average fast casual fare... Small portions at this location and the food wasn't all that warm.

The biggest issue was the extremely slow service. The food took nearly 40 mins to come out from the kitchen. I don't blame the server who was clearly trying but somebody needs to be working the pass. The table behind us was struggling to get a steak cooked properly and the table beside waited 20 mins for ther dessert.

Average place for a quick snack prior to/after the theatre. In an area of generally low-end/touristy restaurant, this one is decidedly mid-pack.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 20, 2016

New menu from award winning chef is GREAT

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 22, 2016

I loved the set up of the bar/restaurant. The mood and atmosphere were perfect for a casual Friday night out.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2016

Disappointed to arrive and be handed such a limited "Event Menu"

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2016

My wife and I went here for dinner before going to a show at the Royal Alexandria, the food was honestly incredible, we both tried dishes we haven't seen at other Shoeless Joes locations and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We just figured for an establishment that is downtown Toronto on a Tuesday night, service would have been a little faster. It was hard to find out waitress sometimes, but in her defense she was over-loaded with tables for her section so we tipped nice and we weren't late for the show so it was fine. Only thing I wasn't impressed at was when we got to the theatre, in the playbook it shows that you get a 15% discount for your meal at Shoeless when you have your tickets for a Mirvish production. Shoeless doesn't advertise this anywhere nor did the server make us aware, although they knew we were going to a show (just like everyone else who was there on a Tuesday night). But overall, we would come back here when we go to another show, and ensure we get our discount!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 18, 2016

Great place to grab a work or casual lunch. The burgers are tops!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 16, 2016

Came here on a saturday night around 5:30 before our phantom show next door.

You think on a saturday night there would be enough staff to run the place, knowing it would be busy.

Had a half menu to speed things up, food took way to long to show up even the appz we had to ask if they were coming.

So many spots to eat downtown i would go somewhere else next time.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2015

I made a reservation for 530, as friends and I had tickets to see Phantom of the Opera, starting at 730. I assumed 1.5-2 hrs would be plenty of time to eat and chat before the show. I was horribly wrong. No waiter came to our table until 6pm, my companion having to stop a passing waitress to order a drink. We ordered food at 6pm, and by 645 it STILL was not at our table. We let the waiter know we had tickets to a show and were concerned about the length of time it was taking to get our meals. Excuses were spouted about how it was a common occurrence on Tuesday nights due to the lower ticket rates at local theatre shows.
To this, wouldnt they change their staffing levels, or do reservation only to ensure a positive experience with their customers rather than just making excuses and making us late for our show?
We asked for the bill to come with the food, to save on time, but it didnt. We had to ask 3 times for the bills, before we finally got out of there by 715.
Absolutely unacceptable and horrible experience. I wont be going here again.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 2015

I love Shoeless Joes, except this location. This was the second time I've been to this location, the first being about 6 months ago, and I had the same experience. My group of 4 was seated, and then forgotten about for 20 minutes. No water no, no follow up. We finally found a waitress who wasn't for our section but helped us anyway. We ordered all our drinks and food at once, as we were heading out to a game after. Our waitress was really nice, and served us despite not being in her section, and our drinks came quickly. The food however took another 30 minutes, which was ridiculous, because a) the restaurant wasn't busy, and b) we only ordered appetizers. Almost an hour after being seated we got our food, and although it was delicious, we had to rush to make our game. I wouldn't recommend this location for dinner,nor if you have somewhere to go after, but it's a nice venue to sit around watch sports and drink beer

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 21, 2015

Nice place but noisy. Food is good. Servers nice. Manager great guy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 20, 2015

We went for dinner at Shoeless Joe's with the family before a show. Our server was amazing and patient as we ordered a few different items and changed our minds. The food was good and we didn't have to wait long.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2015

We went to Shoeless Joe's because it was just a few minutes away from the Royal Alexandra Theatre where we were attending a show. Unfortunately, it was not accessible as it is located below street level so I required assistance with my rollator down the stairs. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and seated at a comfy booth. It was very busy and it took longer than expected for our waitress to take our orders. We had an hour before the show started so were in rush. I had The Closer with fries and my friend had The Classic Burger with fries, which were both delicious. We both also ordered the french onion soup which arrived after our meals and they were satisfying as well. Our waitress was very lovely and helped us make the show on time despite the errors she made on our bills. Overall, it is a nice place with great food at affordable prices and it's in a great location. I look forward to coming back and trying out other items on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2015

Pre theatre dinner with my daughter. She had a burger I had the salmon. Both were very good. Reasonable prices and service was great. Waitress was prompt but food a little slow.. Didn't know about the pre theatre discount but the waitress applied it. Lots of sports screens. I'd go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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