24 July 2014

Joe's Southern Kitchen & Bar

020 3641 8338

34 King Street, London WC2E 8JD

£33.00 North American Covent Garden

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  • Wine: £16.95
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm

Square Meal Review of Joe's Southern Kitchen & Bar ?

Previously Navajo Joe, this funky diner and bar brings a taste of America’s Deep South to Covent Garden – it also signals a new direction for the long-established Maxwells Group. Spread over three floors of a converted warehouse, the interior is a mash-up of old-school Americana with an urban edge – think steel-topped tables, scarlet banquettes and vintage Coca Cola signs on the earthy brick walls. Joe’s signature dish is smoky ‘beer can’ chicken carved at the table, but the menu offers a whole range of indulgent southern fare. Favourites on our recent visit included melting Montery Jack rice balls (ask for extra mustard sauce), the generous Longhorn burger, and Oreo ice cream with hot fudge sauce. Crowd-pleasing cocktails, craft beers and a great Tequila list are further pluses; while the downstairs bar is a popular spot for the after-work crowd and passing tourists to party.

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  1. Joe's Southern Kitchen & Bar

    34 King Street, London WC2E 8JD
    Overall rating:
    Belinda T.



    • Food & Drink: 2
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 4

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  2. Joe's Southern Kitchen & Bar

    34 King Street, London WC2E 8JD
    Overall rating:
    James S.

    Finger lickin chicken!!


    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  3. Joe's Southern Kitchen & Bar

    34 King Street, London WC2E 8JD
    Overall rating:
    Vassilis A.

    A great Southern Experience


    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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  1. Published : Thursday, 17th April 2014

    the good londoner :: Joe'€™s Southern Kitchen & Bar

    Formerly Navajo Joe, this American diner in the centre of Covent Garden was one of the earliest proponents of the now slightly passé American food fad in London. The look is quite industrial; exposed brick and a lot of metalwork. The bar is pretty long, and there’s quite a few banquettes, which for me always adds a certain class to a joint. It’s perfectly located for the shopping, tourist and theatre crowd, and as such doesn’t have to try too hard, but what they do, they do well. Their specialty is southern US comfort food, meaning hot dogs, burgers, pulled pork, chilli etc, and they also are big on cocktails (and huge on tequilas). Downstairs is a dedicated cocktail bar...
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  2. Published : Wednesday, 7th August 2013

    Frenchy love food :: JOE

    Opened last month near Covent Garden, Joe's Southern Kitchen and Bar is an American restaurant. Their speciality is Beer Can Chicken. Unfortunately I didn't know that before I went there... I ordered many things from their menu but not that! Probably a good reason to go back another time...
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  3. After watching too much Triple D and Man vs Food.. I always wanted to know how Southern chicken dishes taste like... After hearing there’s one just opened that is doing such thing I just had to come try.. That place is Joe’s Southern Kitchen.. The place emphasis mainly on chicken however there some other special stuff up their sleeves.. So enough with the intro, let's check the food...
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  4. The menu at Joe’s Southern Kitchen and Bar (formerly Navajo Joe) is right up my street; beer can chicken, mac ‘n’ cheese, wings and ribs – what’s not to like? When I was invited along to a preview evening to sample a selection of the dishes from the menu I couldn’t refuse...
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  5. Joe’s Southern Kitchen & Bar is a US themed diner and bar and the latest incarnation of the tex mex venue. Navajo Joe’s. So why has Joe suddenly got his green card and hopped across the border to the American South? More importantly, does it work?
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