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“Oh Well, this place has gone to the dogs!”
Review of Joe Cool's

Joe Cool's
Ranked #443 of 604 Restaurants in Durban
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Johannesburg
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Oh Well, this place has gone to the dogs!”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

My partner and i dropped in for a drink at Joe Cools on Saturday afternoon, which used to be a Awesome Bar a few years back - What a disappointment that this legendary pub has gone to the dogs! On the upstairs deck , no umbrellas are provided so patron sit in the baking sun , the main deck bar had no stock , when we asked for an ashtray , we were given a cool drink can that had been cut in half - if the suppliers don't even provide ashtrays , umbrellas etc, to this place anymore, what more is there to say - I will never go back again !

Visited March 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Durban, South Africa
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“a good vibe”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

If you looking for place to relax, no fuss over dress code. Relax and take in the sea breeze and bustling atmosphere especially over the weekend. Pub grub, ice cold beers and cocktails. If thats your style then you will enjoy.

Visited February 2014
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Manama, Bahrain
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“So not worth it!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

My expectations were quite high but what a shame the place is nothing but disapointing!directly on one of durbans nicest beaches you would expect great drinks good food and friendly waiters....you gonna get the opposite! Drinks taste watery food is ah yuck and the waiters. ...no comment! On top of it the glass on the veranda upstairs needed an urgent clean so did the tables! For sure my last time there! Sounds like a very rude review but if there is nothing that was good then no need to sugarcoat things....The place lost its previous good reputation!

  • Visited December 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good times”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Went there for a couple of sundowners and a late lunch with the family. The view is great and the food good, however the service could be better. Overall it was a pleasant experience!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Adele D
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Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Terrible Staff will rip you off”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Firstly male waiters are discriminating Secondly make sure if you ever visit this place ask for a printed bill others.you are gonna be charge R500.00 instead of R250 thirdly cocktails are worst to make matters worse the staff at this restaurant/bar. needs training and manners they are horrible.Breakfast is pathetic.

  • Visited November 2013
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