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Jo Klassen's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian
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2401 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L5, Canada
+1 250-338-5564
11:30 - 20:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 20:00
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Comox Valley, Canada
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132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We dropped in for a quick dinner one Friday: packed! We are not able to eat deep fried foods much so avoid fish and chips. Instead we had an order of grilled snapper (bland) and a chicken quesadilla which was very light on the chicken. Service was fast and friendly and the neighboring servings of F&C and popcorn shrimp looked... More 

Thank Arcosdad
Royston, Canada
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138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Fresh grilled in season Halibut and Yam Fries- nothing better. Our service was prompt and the food prep was to Jo Klassens excellent standard. There is clearly a reason for this being the best Fish Place in the Comox valley.

Thank ross m
Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

We were looking for a fish & chips joint and we found it! Other restaurants had fish & chips on the menu, but Jo Klassen's had a variety! We started with a calimari appy and then had the 2pce Haddock dinner. It was very good - not greasy! Decor is not fancy, but we weren't looking for fancy, we wanted... More 

Thank LCB1234
Royston, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Excellent fish and chips for take out or stay in. Wrapped in paper to absorb the oil and stay hot and tasty.

Thank Barbara D
Sundre, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Never fails to meet the high standard of fabulous halibut and chips. Best in Courtenay. Fast service and greatfood.

Thank joannep698
Courtenay, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The best fish and chips. Not prententious, a basic fish and chips plus restaurant but their batter is to die for. Wonderfully light and crispy and not greasy. Very reasonable prices too.

Thank Nadine T
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Great Fish & Chips, always go there for ours and the price is right. They have an all you can eat menu as well.

Thank Rhoda R
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We stopped in mid afternoon on a Saturday. The cafe was not high-end but was clean and welcoming. Seemed to be mostly locals with a few travellers. Most tables had the fish and chips so we also gave it a whirl. The pacific cod was perfectly cooked with a thin, tasty batter. Lovely home cut fries that really make a... More 

Thank Ruth F
Coquitlam, Canada
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We came into town and treated some family out. We had read the food was good here and weren't disappointed. We'd return.

Thank Michael S
Beautiful Vancouver BC
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

This place is a fine tuned machine. Friday night, lined up out the door, but got us in after a short 15 wait. They even brought some popcorn shrimp outside for us. I love these guys. Great atmosphere as the place was hopping. It's clear the locals support this restaurant which to me says: "it's the place to be". They... More 

Thank EDandMARIE

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-338-5564
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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