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May 9, 2012 07:45 AM

Joey's - Eaton Centre

Going on Saturday for a friends birthday. I know it is a chain but wondering if there are any safe bets on the menu? Saw a recommendation for the burger in another general thread. Seems like the menu is on the pricey side in general, anything else good? I imagine that they serve similar dishes at the Don Mills location so recommendations if you have eaten there too would be helpful.

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  1. I've been to Joey's at Don Mills a couples times. The vibe was fun both visits with sports on the screen and good people in the very large bar area. We had snacks/apps that are probably on par with a Milestones.

    1. Been to the Eaton Centre location a number of times, for drinks and food. I quite enjoy their fish tacos - there is a rare tuna and a fried white fish. Everything is pretty pricey and the tacos won't fill you up. I usually eat a sandwich before I go and just get the tacos. The calamari is a large serving and good for sharing.

      sorry, haven't tried the burger.


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      1. re: Shorttyred

        Good atmosphere but would not call it fine dining. I have had lobster ravioli, overpriced - hardly any lobster. More of an appetizer - since I did not feel full.
        Also had the black peppercorn steak. it was good - the accompanying 'potato' was cute. It was more like a long potato spring roll. But once again, overpriced.

      2. Go for the drinks and company and consider the food a necessary evil! In these instance I eat as little as possible without drawing attention to it and then have a bowl of cereal when I get home.

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            1. re: JennaBean

              JennaBean, agree, in these kinds of situations, it's better to go for the company.

              I choose my restaurants when I'm organizing a restaurant meal, so it's only fair that my friends choose the restaurant when it's their turn to organize. Lately, I've been interested to see which restaurants my non-Chowhound friends choose, without my input. Turns out, they usually will choose Joey at TSADM, Biermarkt at TSADM, O & B Grill at Bayview Village and greasy spoons (for breakfast).

              I realize I'm on a different page when it comes to restaurants than most of my non-Chowhound friends. What I didn't realize until I looked at Joey's menu this week, is that the prices Joey is charging for mains ($24 for grilled salmon) are approaching the prices being charged at better restaurants like Biff's ( $26 for Roasted Arctic Char) or Le Select ($26.95 for roast salmon).

              Next time you face the necessary evil of eating at Joey, I recommend the fried calamari at Joey. It was better than I expected, and better than a bowl of cereal at home.

            2. I've had the burger a couple of times, with and without bacon/cheese -- prefer it without. For a $15 burger it's alright. They put a 1000-Islandish dressing on it that gets kind of sloppy. Fries are skinny and addictive.

              1. I haven't eaten at a Joey in Ontario, but I used to like the tandoori chicken flatbread when Joey was still known as Joey Tomato's in Alberta. Tandoori chicken flatbread is still on the menu:

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                1. re: prima

                  Don't get fooled by the lobster grilled cheese either. They push it harder than an Orlando is very underwealming.

                  The apps are generally good, fish tacos are good too.

                  1. re: kingsway

                    Ha ha kingsway. What a hilarious post. Thx for the laugh.