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Joe Kool's

$$ - $$$
Central London
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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595 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3G2, Canada
+1 519-663-5665
11:00 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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146 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a group Had the backroom to ourselves Great setup for large groups Service was fantastic all night Finger foods were great

Thank LaL7
Kitchener, Canada
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here a lot with friends while in university and I have fond memories. The place is still kitsch inside but all the faded tshirts on the ceiling are gone. It was actually pretty quiet for a Thursday night and we had no trouble getting a ta table for. We shared wings (not all that hot) which were nor breaded... More 

Thank Jay-N-Tam
Richmond Hill, Canada
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a campus tour and decided to visit Joe Kool's as I have fond memories from my university years. The service and environment were great. The restaurant still has the same vibe as it did years ago. We ordered a personal size "Kitchen Sink Pizza" and a New Yorker burger. Both were very good with the... More 

Thank 2upbeelers
London, Canada
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194 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok you are in London Ontario - you have to go to Kools..... have a kitchen sink pizza and a draft beer check out the atmosphere , the pictures , the people .....enjoy

Thank Paul P
Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was in London for a conference and was looking for somewhere to catch the game on TV. Food was good, beer selection very good and the Toboggan Stout was great! Friendly staff and walking distance to the Delta and LCC.

Thank 25_Tallboy
Saint Thomas, Canada
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

So every time that my fiancé and I want to go out for dinner, I have to search for the most gluten friendly and vegetarian restaurant. Never did I ever think that I would happen upon joe kools menu! So delicious! I've only ever been there for their dancing and drinks. Obviously I knew they served food but I've never... More 

Thank Brianne R
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Solid food, nothing outrageous. They do have a really good burger and good deep dish pizza. Don't set the bar too high, it's bar food but done fairly well. Good spot for a game and a nice patio in the summer with TVs at their outer bar.

Thank Thomas E
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323 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

1) Friendly atmosphere and service at this Iconic location that has been thriving for as long as I've known (more than 28 years) 2) central "Richmond Row" Location 3) well decorated, there are pics and gags on the wall from decades ago Enjoy !!

Thank Faizal B
London, Ontario
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I had the buffalo chicken burger and side tossed salad with a frosty Sommersby to drink. The chicken was hot, juicy, flavourful and timely. The salad was fresh clean and lovely with dressing on the side. Good drink, really really good food, great company and a fun funky atmosphere. Reasonable price. Head there NOW.

Thank Wallis
London, Canada
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

First went here in the 80s while in high school. I have been going on and off over.the years and have never been disappointed. Love the atmosphere inside and out. The food continues to impress. Had the New York burger and it was amazing. Homemade giant slab of burger with lots of fresh toppings. Great fries too. Love.this place.

Thank Chris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 595 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3G2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighbourhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: +1 519-663-5665
Joe Kool's, home of the Detroit Tigers has been a London, Ontario 'institution' for 30 years now. We provide customers with great eats such as our classic Kitchen Sink pizza and Jose nachos, great service and unique decor. There is never a dull moment at Joe Kool's!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?