Something fishy is going on at Joey’s restaurant in North Bay, and it is all delicious.
The seafood restaurant has changed hands a few times since opening in May 1999, but what has remained consistent through the years at this family-style restaurant is the quality and variety of food served up seven days a week.
A few months back Joey’s Seafood restaurant launched two new dishes. One new dish is a Cajun Skillet shrimp and chicken bowl for those who like it a little bit spicy. The other new dish is coconut curry with cod and shrimp.
“It is a nice taste for the customer,” shared restaurant owner Amit Patel.
Joey’s Seafood restaurant is renowned for its hand-battered fish and chips.
“Joey’s has a special batter which tastes quite good.”
In addition to its famous fish and chips with a choice of Halibut, Haddock, Cod, and Pollock, the menu also offers gluten-free choices as well as soups, salads, and sandwiches such as shrimp and lobster sourdough grill, Angus burgers, chicken fingers, tacos, calamari, salmon slices, clam strips and a number of sides including shrimp and lobster mac and cheese.
“It is not only fish and chips. It is like a super menu. We serve the best fish and chips in town,” explained Patel.
There are options for people who want to enjoy the taste of seafood without having it deep-fried.
“We make it pan-fried also, whatever they want, gluten-free, oven-baked. We do it with spiciness, like the Cajun one. Some people like a little bit spicy fish so they love that.”
Customers can enjoy All-You-Can-Eat specials three days a week.
”Tuesdays we have unlimited fish and chips, Alaskan Pollock, Cod or Haddock. Thursday is all you can eat tacos and chips. You can eat fish tacos, chicken tacos, and shrimp tacos. That’s the three varieties of taco. And Saturday we have all-you-can-eat shrimp-like garlic, lemon butter, Cajun, battered or Scampi,” Patel said.
“So our shrimp lover customer, they love that, they order all five different ones to taste at the same time. “
The restaurant also offers lunchtime specials until 3 p.m.
“It is very cheap like $10 for one-piece fish and chips, two-piece fish and chips is $12, and one-piece taco and chips is $10. And we even have all-day specials. On Monday’s we offer a two can dine for $23, we offer fish, fries, coleslaw, even two (non-alcoholic) drinks, and (shared) dessert,” explained Patel.
“Wednesday we have our share option like five for $25 like appetizers. It is kind of $2 off on appetizers. Every day something special.”
One popular fish is White Alaskan Pollock because as Patel says, it is their signature item.
“It sells very well but our Halibut is the expensive one and they love that one also.”
The restaurant is popular among families and seniors.
“When the pandemic happened, I personally delivered to old age homes. Our regular customers are mostly seniors and families. We have a liquor license also so they can eat and drink here.”
Everything is prepared fresh daily.
“Our batter is a secret recipe. It is the same on all the fish. It is consistent. And there is a secret recipe for our fries also. Once you eat our fries you will see the difference with the other ones. Taste-wise it is excellent.”
“People in North Bay love their fish and we love serving them,” Patel said with a grin about the restaurant which has a proud history of serving generations of North Bay families.
The restaurant is located on Shirreff Avenue in North Bay.