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Jo Klassen's Restaurant

2401 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L5, Canada
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Ranked #23 of 120 Restaurants in Courtenay
Price range: $9 - $14
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Fish & Chips
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Welcome to Jo Klassen’s Restaurant, We are a locally family owned and operated licensed dining establishment that’s been in operation since 1994. We strive at providing our customers with outstanding food and beverages with excellent customer service. With our versatile menu you will be sure to find something that everyone can enjoy and never leave hungry with our bottomless pop and home-cut fries. We also boast our famous All You Can Eat Fish And Chips which is renowned all across Vancouver Island and has left many customers fulfilled and coming back for more time and time again. You must be sure to save some room for our variety homemade desserts which are the perfect way to compliment your meal. We are located on the main street of Courtenay, B.C. which provides as a convenient location to stop and grab a satisfying meal on your way through town. In our establishment you will find yourself in a pleasantly comfortable atmosphere with open view to our kitchen which provides as some entertainment while your meal is being prepared. There is a great level of accessibility and parking provided for our patrons and we will certainly do our best to accommodate you to ensure the best dining experience. We also provide many other amenities that include; a full take-out menu, party or group reservations, daily specials, gift certificates, as well as a free wireless internet connection. Hope to see you soon!
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English first
Victoria, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you like everything deep fried this is the place for you. Service good. Portions average. desserts HUGE! Lemon pie was 1/3 of pie!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I went to this restaurant with my family who our seafood lovers, I am not so I really wasn't expecting to enjoy this meal but I was wrong. I ordered a beef burger and I could barely fit it in my hands it was so big. It was homemade and served with homecut french fries and every bite was delicous.... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here, quite a deceiving looking place, thought it was going to be a typical regular café but it was a very busy restaurant and it has an open concept. We were amazed at how well all staff and owners worked so well together, it was like watching a fine tuned machine! Very impressed.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

September 7, 2014 We ordered the fried pacific sole with garlic mashed potatoes and another for the seafood plate. The 3 pieces of sole fried in a lemon butter. The seafood plate was mixture of pan-fried local oysters, sautéed scallops, tiger shrimp and 1 lightly battered piece of fish. All food was cooked to perfection and served promptly. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wow, six of us on a sailing adventure in BC stopped here for lunch. It was fantastic! Three different kinds of fish to chose from for fish and chip. Crispy flavoured light batter, mouth watering fish, fresh cut fries, local BC beers it was exceptional. Outstanding service. Joe really does it right and it's worth a visit if you are... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This restaurant has a variety of things on the menu, but specializes in fish and chips. They have daily specials that are available any day of the week any time of the day. We had the Tuesday Special (on a Saturday) which is the All You Can Eat Fish and Chips (cod) for $11.00. The food was so good. Some... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were in from out of town and had driven by this restaurant many times over the years and have always talked about stopping in for a meal. It came highly recommended from a good fishing friend of mine (he should know his fish and chips!) so we decided to try it. The kids were a little hesitant because they... More 

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Jo Ann K, Owner at Jo Klassen's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much Lenny for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you and your family had such a nice experience. The man that sat down with you was definately my husband if he was talking about fishing, if you ever need anything answered regarding fishing feel free to contact us and my husband, Daryl, will gladly help... More 

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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Decided to try this restaurant and left feeling disappointed. The coleslaw was not good, had a off taste about it. The fish in the fish and chips is Pollock and not very tasty, much like the Fish Burger but at least that had lettuce tomato and a bun to increase the flavor. One of the fries on my husbands plate... More 

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joklassensgrill, Owner at Jo Klassen's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, sorry to hear you did not enjoy your dinner. The basic fish and chips is Alaskan Pollock, it is an inexpensive fish that allows us to provide people with an affordable way to go out for a nice hot meal at a great price. Our majority of customers are senior citizens so it is an honor to provide them... More 

Courtenay, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

In on the weekend for dinner a party of four,I changed and had a Rice Bowl(not sure of the nane) with chicken,it was descent,The wife had Halibut and chips and the other 2 Diners had the Seniors plate Fish and Chips(Pollock).Service was very good,meals were okay,I would hope they would serve COD,rather than the Pollock,perhaps some day,Will probably be back... More 

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Jo Ann K, Owner at Jo Klassen's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. I am hoping to have cod on the menu within the next few weeks, I am in the process of redoing menus etc. The cod will not be replacing the pollock, it will just be an additional selection. The Alaskan pollock is loved by many and it allows me to offer seniors and others... More 

Courtenay, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

my wife and I go here when we feel like eating lots of fish. The all you can eat is everyday. The fish I am not sure what kind it is but it is a white meat, likely Alaska pollack. It comes to you, two large pieces with fries and a small dish of coleslaw. I can usually eat one... More 

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joklassensgrill, Owner at Jo Klassen's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, sometime come in and try the halibut for a change from the All you can eat, it is fantastic! More 

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Additional Information about Jo Klassen's Restaurant

Address: 2401 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L5, Canada
Phone Number: 250-338-5564
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 14
Cuisine: Seafood, Fish & Chips

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