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Joe Kool's

$$ - $$$American, ,
595 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3G2, Canada
+1 519-663-5665
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (16 reviews)
“pizza” (30 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
595 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3G2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it here and will visit the next time we are in London. Great drink selections and we enjoyed the house prepared veggie burger and Thai lettuce wraps. Fresh ingredients, clean eating for sure. Service was great, staff well trained and professional. Decor will...More

Thank Travelpapi153
Mitch S, Public Relations Manager at Joe Kool's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We can't thank you enough for the fresh review! We are always happy to hear our vegetable option is a good one! Hope to see you next time your in town - Joe Kools

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stop in Joe Kool's when we are in London. Been around FOREVER (my husband went when he was at Western, now our son goes!). The atmosphere is fun and casual, they have great craft beers on tap (try a Toboggan) and delicious pub...More

Thank Symantha
Mitch S, Public Relations Manager at Joe Kool's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving such a positive review! It's nice to know after 35 years we still have the same awesome customers! Glad you enjoyed the homemade burgers and we can't wait to give Katie a HUGE pat on the back! The staff is like...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here all the time in the early 90s to fill out my student nutrition plan with Nachos. Great memories and still doing well after 30 years. Quirky and fun. Well worth visiting.

Thank Familymanfromuk
Mitch S, Public Relations Manager at Joe Kool's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Amazing! We are happy to be keeping students healthy and fed with pizza and nachos since the 80's. Glad your trip down memory lane was a good one! Thanks for the great review! - Kools

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Loved everything about this place. Awesome decor and phenomenal service. Leanne was personable and worth coming back to see! We are from Detroit and here for a youth hockey tournament and we will be back again before the weekend is over!!More

Thank Deb E
Mitch S, Public Relations Manager at Joe Kool's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello from Joe Kools! Just want to say thank you for the nice review of our staff and establishment! We always appreciate hearing back from our amazing customers from across the border! Hope the hockey tournament went well and we are happy to hear we...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to London. Stopped in for dinner and drinks at Joe Kools. Food was very good and our waitress Leanne was excellent. Loved that there was Hockey on every TV!

Thank Schooky
Mitch S, Public Relations Manager at Joe Kool's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in! We are glad to hear your trip to London was a good one! We always have a game on for our die-hard sports fans, see you next time your in town.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Kitchen Sink Pizza and Jose Natcho's. Nothing else needs to be said....... Best food and best staff for decades. Our Server was Riley H. and even though the place was packed, we never went thirsty.

Thank _turkeytolerance
Mitch S, Public Relations Manager at Joe Kool's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thank you for the positive reveiw! Glad to hear Riley was able to help with two of our classic and favorite menu items! We will let her know you had such kind words about her service! See you next time!

Reviewed 5 September 2017

My best friend and I have been going to Joe Kool's for lunch on Fridays for 34 Years..The staff are so awesome, the selection meals highlighted by their Pizza ..the have a waiter "DAVE" who's been there for over 33 years...every Friday he comes by...More

Thank 287jyoung
Mitch S, Public Relations Manager at Joe Kool's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

A good reveiw about Dave! What else could we ask for! Thanks for being apart of the last 34 years with us! Our bartender will be happy to hear such a positive reveiw!

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

A must stop by when in London for amazing food that never disappoints! The nachos & pizza are fabulous, staff is very accommodating & friendly, the atmosphere is laid back...all at an affordable price point! Started going in the 80's while attending Western and continue...More

Thank Lisa F
Mitch S, Public Relations Manager at Joe Kool's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Hi Lisa! Thanks for being with us since the start! Since the 80's we've even made a few improvements! Next time your in let the server/ bartender know about any washroom accessibility and they will be happy to give a key to the new main...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

One of our local regular destinations so we figured we would try their New Years event. It turned out to be a disappointing experience. For some reason we expected to get something for the 20 bucks a head - especially when it was advertised that...More

Thank Dean T
Mitch S, Public Relations Manager at Joe Kool's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi! We are sorry to hear that your NYE experience wasn't up to par. Our appetizers went out early in the night and unfortunately we regret that some aspects of the event didn't go accordingly. We appreciate your feedback about your concern as we value...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Very cool bar always busy in the evenings good drinks good food good company. A great place to meet people you know and don't know

Thank Lorrie F
Mitch S, Public Relations Manager at Joe Kool's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi from Joe Kools! Thanks for leaving a positive review! We are happy to keep the party and good food going for 35 years! See you soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 22
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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
Description
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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