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“Chain Restaurant”
Review of Original Joe's

Original Joe's
Ranked #45 of 113 Restaurants in Duncan
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Ladysmith
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Chain Restaurant”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Its a chain restaurant so nothing new or unique. Food is good, price is a little high, decor is nice, good atmosphere. We had bad service - server sat us, brought us our beverages, then completely forgot about us. I had to ask another waitress to get our server to come and take our food order. Its a good place to go if you are with a group because there is something for everyone. However if you are looking for something special then there are better restaurants in town for the same price.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
B.C., Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What's the hype?”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

As a local resident we were one of the first to sample this new restaurant. As usual we went with friends. There was no lineup so we immediately got a table.
The drinks came quickly, but when it came to reading the menus I realized that the place is so poorly lit that I actually had to get up and walk under a light to be able to see. Then came the other surprise, the menu is written in a very small and funky font that I just could not read. I guess it is designed for the younger generation that can actually read captcha! combinations.
When I asked for reading glasses the waitress did not know what I was talking about.
So I ended up ordering the Daily Special which was a nice burger. The portion was generous, but the french fries had those short pieces that scrape up from the bottom of the bag. I mean for $14.95 I'd expect some nice straight and long fries. I must say the dipping sauce was a delight though.
The food came quite quick and was piping hot.
As the wine list is rather short we just had a pint of the beer on tap, I forgot what is was, some local brew but it was quite good.
For all the hoopla and advertising they did before the grand opening I was expecting more. This place is but another burgerjoint and we have quite a few of those around here with considerably lower prices and equal quality food.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank G-Daawg
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Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“DISSAPOINTED”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Went for lunch with my sister was very disappointed. Have never placed a bad review till now. Cannot say any thing nice . It was a bad experience. Will how ever try one more time next time in town if not a lot better will not return. the chain seems to have a good reputation for food and service hope this one gets its act together.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank weinner2007
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Toowoomba, Australia
2 reviews
“Fast with Great Burgers”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Great service and quality food. Pricing was mid range. The burgers are the best value option and are a good sized portion.

Visited September 2013
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Thank David C
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Original Joe's Duncan BC”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

This restaurant had the best food I've ever had in a long time...The service was awesome...The floor manager made sure we were taken care of at all times....The restaurant itself was amazing...very nice atmosphere and I've never been in a restaurant with a sliding door to the outside patio...Recommend this place to anyone...

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Cheri L
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