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Joe Cool's

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137 Lower Marine Parade | North Beach, Durban, South Africa
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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251 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can definitely do with a revamp - Food was OK - But does not have the same vibe as years back - But then maybe I am living in the past

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Thank trevor312564
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Wow this place "used" to ROCK! Sundays were the day/night. Now the glass windows on the seating outside look like they haven't been cleaned in a few years and the place has been run into the ground. What a shame. Used to be the best Burrito in town, now i would not touch the food. Good for a quick drink... More 

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Thank GarethRossi
Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Our experience at Joe Cool's was rather pleasant. The seating at the high tables were slightly uncomfortable but the view on the beach front was wonderful. We had a variety of three cocktails, the strawberry daiquiri perhaps being one of the greatest cocktails I have ever had. We were told that there was only one bar man currently working when... More 

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Thank TheSugarBoogers
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Looked for a place on the beach for our last breakfast in Durban, and found Joe Cool's. It looked nice enough from the outside, and the location is great with a stunning view of the beachfront. We ordered "smoothies" which were just (very sweet) juice with crushed ice, and ordered omelettes which were incredibly disappointing and left us both feeling... More 

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Thank Megan H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The atmosphere was excellent, with sea views. The food was excellent, especially the chicken. Service was good, very slow though

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Thank DevanMoodly
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Worst service. Wait to long for food. Burgers was dry. Cocktails was horrible, a strawberry daquiry with milk/ice cream!?!?

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Thank Surina S
United Kingdom
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131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great steak cooked well and superb value.Simple food served hot and by the beach . Fabulous place and great service from the team

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Thank 4589712j
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Went to Joe Cool's for a cocktail by the beach but was disappointed with the smell of beer in the venue, luckily there was an outside area. Drinks are averaged in price and they have a variety of food and drink

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Thank Sade B
Salt Rock, KZN
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Love the burgers and the top deck is the place to be in Summer. Great cocktails and drinks with a funky vibe.

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Thank kaiser08_KZN
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We visited for dinner on a Tuesday night and found the atmosphere a little lacking out on the veranda, which was also a little messy, but our waiter was so friendly and helpful that we didn't mind. Splendid view of the pier at night - we even took a stroll down there after ordering our meals. We decided to take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Lower Marine Parade | North Beach, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban

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