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Joe Bird, Toronto, ON

Joe Bird

4.4
4.4
62 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Dining Bar, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 12:30 pm–7:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 977-2767
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Joao Medina
  • Private party facilities
    For large party reservations - please contact the restaurant directly.
  • Neighbourhood
    Harbourfront
  • Parking Details
    Parking just west of us, underground lot at Queens Quay / Lower Simcoe on the South Side of Queens Quay.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

62 Reviews
  1. CourtneyF

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere, location is perfect, overall great experience

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  2. NerissaJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic please to go. I will recommend it to everyone I know. Great service and outstanding food.

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  3. LeilaG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were amazingly accommodating in finding us seating that worked. They were very friendly and made the difference between a great spring lunch and an awesome spring lunch. Highly recommended!

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  4. AvanA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food. It was all very flavorful and great portion sizes. The staff was polite and attentive. Great experience.

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  5. MyraP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best chicken wings I've had in a very long time - try the lemon pepper version! Always great service, very cheerful staff. The chicken taquitos are great and the JB Bowl is my go-to healthy dish.

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  6. MagaliJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very nice lunch. Staff are amiable. A good choice

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  7. MariagraziaG

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was first time going to Joe Bird. Was recommended to me. My experience was good. Service was amazing. Food was great. I would definitely return in the near future.

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  8. JenniferB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat. Funky vibe fried chicken burger delicious. Great view of the harbor can sit inside or out. We were visiting Toronto for the first time and loved it. Took a walk along the water after!

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  9. MSDMEANOR

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Austin our service was Great! Attentive & friendly professional. Thanks again Austin!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Austin (our waiter), was fantastic and management accommodated our reservation to get us in on time and outside on the patio to enjoy a beauty day. The food was also very well done. We had zero complaints on our experience. We will be coming back again.

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  11. MelVic

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunch spot. Cool vibe. Great food. $5 Caesar’s were an added bonus!

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  12. MarkC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. Good waiters too!

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  13. DomS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff & great service. We ordered the Family Platter... was prepared fast and tasted great. Enough food for 6 people. Would definitely go back.

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  14. nickname

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a reservation for 8:15, showed up and the restaurant was straight up closed. Couldn't tell you about the food or service because they didn't even bother being open. Maybe they don't like having customers. Excellent value though, didn't pay a dime.

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  15. Traveler

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance was nice and the service very good and attentive. The taquitos and tostadas were delicious. The Thai chicken was good but rice it came with was not great. The 2 piece fried bird was disappointing. My guest found the outside coating too hard and did not enjoy her meal.

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  16. AshleyM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food!!! Great atmosphere and service. Would highly recommend

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  17. DaleS

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch menu. The ambiance is very fun and interesting. Staff are attentive and friendly.

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  18. WilliamM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lunching with a childhood friend

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  19. Cdnfish

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was meh this time

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  20. joycedesignsit

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  21. RazorRamon

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  22. anilKumar

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and friendly service, definitely would return to try more dishes.

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  23. Katy1234

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 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.

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  24. halfblind

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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.

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  25. PiyushP

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice view. Diablo sandwich and the bowls are perfect

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  26. NickL

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 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

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  27. TommyH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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

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  28. Martin

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there on a Monday for lunch with colleagues from work. It was perfect!

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  29. Ivan

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very slow and unenthusiastic service.

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  30. PandaBear

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and reasonably priced. Service was slow.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great chicken, excellent service

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best tasting chicken I’ve had!

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  33. KennyDLC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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!

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  34. KathrynB

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance, food, music, staff were all fantastic Will definitely return

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  35. TimT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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

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  36. KevinD

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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

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  37. QueenaK

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had lunch with a colleague here. Fried chicken was good, the smoky grilled was one of the best chicken I had.

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  38. kenc

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great except the chicken was not seasoned and lack flavor. However the marinated sauces and presentation made up for it.

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  39. Tami

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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!

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  40. ShawnaW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t beat the price! The Brussels sprouts are to die for! It’s my new ‘go-to’. I’m addicted!

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FAQs

Joe Bird does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Joe Bird also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 977-2767.

Joe Bird is rated 4.4 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Joe Bird

207 Queens Quay W, Unit 150, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Harbourfront
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 12:30 pm–7:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Dining Bar, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking just west of us, underground lot at Queens Quay / Lower Simcoe on the South Side of Queens Quay.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Joao Medina
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (647) 977-2767
  • Private party facilities
    For large party reservations - please contact the restaurant directly.
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