Joe Bird

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53 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic

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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.
What 53 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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MarkC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great. Good waiters too!

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DomS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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nickname
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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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vipElinor
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

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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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!!! Great atmosphere and service. Would highly recommend

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DaleS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious brunch menu. The ambiance is very fun and interesting. Staff are attentive and friendly.

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WilliamM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Lunching with a childhood friend

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Cdnfish
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Food was meh this time

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joycedesignsit
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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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RazorRamon
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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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anilKumar
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly service, definitely would return to try more dishes.

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Katy1234
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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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halfblind
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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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PiyushP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice view. Diablo sandwich and the bowls are perfect

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NickL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

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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TommyH
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience2

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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Martin
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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TrinaP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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vipIvanR
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience3

Very slow and unenthusiastic service.

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PandaBear
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great chicken, excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best tasting chicken I’ve had!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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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KathrynB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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TimT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

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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KevinD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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QueenaK
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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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kenc
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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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Tami
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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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ShawnaW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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Lolo
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

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!

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Patron
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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.

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Carolynl43276
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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RahimK
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

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.

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mikeP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

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!

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TrinaP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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vipAshK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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!

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melatsilkendreams
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!

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Cheech
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

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.

FAQs

Joe Bird offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 977-2767.

Joe Bird is rated 4.4 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.