Best Restaurant In Bathurst
Joey’s Pub: Best Restaurant In Bathurst
On your way to New Brunswick’s north shore? During your travels you’re bound to find its center light; Bathurst, the heart of the north shore. You’ll find the KC Irving – the headquarters for many of Bathurst’s concerts and events; and of course, the home of the Acadie Bathurst Titans. But if you’re looking for a bite to eat, look no further than what’s right across the street. Sure, you’ll see a parking lot full of vehicles, but that’s only because you’re looking at the busiest, and best restaurant in Bathurst; Joey’s Pub and Eatery.
That’s right. Straight across from the KC Irving you’ll find nothing less than perfection when it comes to satisfying you and your families appetite. Of the many places to dine in Bathurst, not one comes close to its wonderful service, delicate atmosphere, and absolutely delicious foods. And that’s the reason why Joey’s Pub is the best restaurant in Bathurst.
No where will you find food that’s always fresh and served with a passion that can’t be found anywhere else in town.
Open every day of the week, this optimum dining spot caters all the proteins you love. Fresh seafood, straight from New Brunswick’s oceans, pork, chicken, and local beef delivered straight to the pub from just outside of Bathurst. After only four short years in business, Joey’s Pub and Eatery has become famous throughout New Brunswick for it’s strip loin and tenderloin steaks, seafood coquilles, stir-frys, and let’s not forget the ever-popular lobster stuffed salmon. Covered with a touch of garlic butter and a pinch of scallions, then slowly baked in Joey’s oven (and finished with a drizzle of creamy white wine sauce), these delicious salmon treats go fast; very fast. Not a day goes by when fresh salmon isn’t purchased at Bathurst’s local fish shop to prepare for the next day of hungry costumers.
But if you’re not in the mood for seafood there’s always the strip loin steaks. Yes. These steaks are one of a kind and Joey’s is the only place in town that offers a 16 ounce cut of meat on its menus. The steak lover in your family might need to prepare themselves for this 2 inch thick cut of perfectly seasoned, tender beef. Don’t be frightened though; if 16 ounces is too much for you, they also offer an 8 ounce and 12 ounce cut of strip loin too. And for those who are in the mood for both land and sea meats, Joey’s offers a variety of plates that merge the two together.
Joey’s Surf and Turf, the Mediterranean mixed grill, and filet mignon with lobster tail are among the surf n’ turf plates that are offered at the pub. Of the three, there is no doubt that Joey’s Surf and Turf is most popular. You’ll be sure to see several of them leave the kitchen and grace the dining room – still steaming – with the seas salty aroma of mussels. You’ve never seen a plate so tempting; big enough to hold half a pound of mussels, a shrimp and scallop skewer, a generous portion of fried clams, your choice of starch, vegetables, and of course – your tenderloin steak cooked just the way you like it. If you have any room after taking down a meal like this (and you might just have to share it), take a look at Joey’s desert menu. It’s got everyone’s favorites like cheesecake, carrot cake, chocolate cake, ice cream, and Queen Mary squares baked by Joey’s mother herself for that little taste of home.
During the summer, Joey’s offers a beautiful wooden patio where you can enjoy the food and drinks. And given the right time of year, you’ll hear the distant melodies of what’s playing downtown during Bathurst’s hospitality days. This makes for a warm and relaxing environment where you’ll happily chat among your friends while being served that cold beer or cocktail; and if you’re in the mood for some food, the pub continues to serve wings, nachos, calamari, and the like, until midnight. This is the best week during the summer to feel the positive vibes and energy that Bathurst – and the people who live there – have to offer. Take a ride down to the tent and enjoy some live music. In years past, they have hosted artists and bands such as Trooper, April Wine, Lou Gramm, Creedance Clearwater Revisited, and Tom Cochran. It’s during these nights that you’ll find the cities life all under one tent, and it’s a great time. And while you’re here, don’t forget to visit the many gorgeous rivers that surround the Bathurst area.
Any local would be pleased to tell you where to find the best swimming holes. And if you’re not a swimmer, it’s okay. The natural beauty that this region has to offer is more than enough. A quiet canoe trip down a river, or even a walk at Bathurst’s nature’s reserve, Daily’s Point, will have you coming back for more. But summer isn’t the only time of year to make a stop at the north shore’s heart; come during those cold winter months and and see how warm they can be.
Stop in at Joey’s Pub in December and be greeted by an entirely new atmosphere. It’s the subtle changes that make this pub such a pleasure to dine in. From the ceiling, you’ll see hundreds of silver snow flakes hanging there, a colorful Christmas tree at the door, and windows hand-panted with the joys of the festive season. Slight changes in the menu during the winter months are done so to give customers the same feeling they would get at home. Winter comfort foods will have you feeling content, as the Chef will create something special every day, and at a great price. When the early sun sets, and the best restaurant in Bathurst fills for its supper rush, you’ll have many people having a pre-hockey game meal before they head across the street to watch “Le Titan”. There’s no better place than Joey’s to have a relaxing meal before heading out to watch a great game of hockey. And when the game is done you can rest assured that the Titans themselves (and several fans) will stop in for a midnight snack of nachos and wings.
And this is only a fraction of what this amazing restaurant and city have to offer. The food is one thing, but what’s better is the friendly staff (who are sure to entertain you), and a restaurant owner who is passionate and genuinely cares about his customers satisfaction; and that’s not something you’ll find just anywhere. He’s the kind of guy who will go out of his way to make sure that you get what you want. There’s a reason why this place has so many regulars and a reservation book that’s always full. Of course, the only way to know is to see for yourself – so do yourself a favor.
With its unique jaw dropping plates and an atmosphere unmatched by any other place in town, you’ll be sure to tell your friends what New Brunswickers from all around have been saying for years; if you’re going to eat in the north shore, go to Joey’s, it’s simply the best restaurant in Bathurst.