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Joe Cool's

$$ - $$$
137 Lower Marine Parade | North Beach, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 332 0977
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good27%
  • Average22%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible22%
15 Apr 2018
“Good Location and Average Service”
18 Mar 2018
“By far not as bad as some make it sound”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
137 Lower Marine Parade | North Beach, Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The venue is well located on the beachfront. Unfortunately, the service was rather slow. We finished our drinks, which seemed fairly priced but chose another venue for dinner. #we.love2travel

Thank WeLove2Travel_ZS
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We were met by a waitress at the door and were seated immediately and provided with menus. We had sufficient time to peruse the menu and place our drinks order. Took 15 minutes for the drinks to arrive but the atmosphere and the location of...More

Thank kalwinv
Reviewed 3 April 2018

mix of locals and tourists, nice music and drinks inexpensive. really cool place to chill, would go back!

Thank Thandie S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Went there on a quite night. There are 2 bars in the place. Waited at one for about 5 minutes but bar tenders showed up. Asked a waitress if she could serve me but she said she was too busy. As the place was very...More

Thank Chillman555
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great waitress that took very good care of us. The cocktails however were... Well, 3/5 fits it very well. The food was enjoyable as well but really nothing special. Okay for the price. Surely a nice place to grab a couple of...More

Thank Immerenga
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Loved this place. Don't go with huge expectations and you won't be disappointed. It was fun, cheap and you really feel like your experiencing the Durban beachfront. The venue is dated and the food is basic but the staff were super friendly and its right...More

Thank PaigeAdams
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

This is a "beach bar" that serves food. Food is fair quality, but overpriced (although there was serious mould in the jalapeno sauce) schnitzel recommended. Service was poor bordering on pathetic, school girl who didn't know the menu, didn't take a drinks order and had...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a Durban institution that I'm sure most people have a good story to tell about Joe's. It used to be a fantastic place to go for ladies/student night during the week, lunch and drinks on the deck on Saturdays and the live band...More

1  Thank AfricanMade
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The joint is cool indeed, the atmosphere is awesome if you come to chill and have good food and drinks. However there is an observation that I made about one of the managers (Jay Jay), whenever white customers would walk in and not find a...More

Thank Bonginkosi R
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Extremely busy place to be. Very popular with the locals. We just had drinks there and there were nice drink specials. You can eat there. Outside on the decks need some tender loving care though. Inside looked great.

Thank Sburgin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Lower Marine Parade | North Beach, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 332 0977
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