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Joe's American Bar & Grill

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American, Bar
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985 Providence Hwy, Dedham, MA 02026-6835 (Ariadne Rd.)
+1 781-329-0800
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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225 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$14.50 for a burger and fries is kind of ridiculous. Seems as though everything in the menu was around same price. Portions not overly big for price. Burger was decent, but not $14.50 decent. Kid's meal much more reasonably priced. Only plus was that place is big enough for lunch crowd.

Thank mikeys2
Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This will be one of our more brief reviews. In summary, our lunch was just too expensive. There was nothing exceptional at all in either flavor, presentation or anything else. Just as an example, a Cobb salad (with what appeared to be a base of iceberg lettuce / not sure) was $16.00 ($15.90 to be exact). With coffee, tax and... More 

Thank Objective-NotPC
Hartford, Connecticut
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an early dinner with my husband. The Cobb salad was more expensive than a burger. The chili comes in a bread bowl so it is more expensive than necessary. They actually charge for beverage refills, $3 each glass of unsweetened iced tea is ridiculous. Atmosphere is ok wait staff is not very attentive. There are better choices in... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I remember as a boy hearing stories of men walking about the streets during the Depression years with sandwich boards advertising, "Eat At Joe's" (Of course, that was in the 1930s and doesn't apply here.) This restaurant chain serves upscale eats for both lunch and dinner. (We don't know about breakfast.) The menu offers appetizing plates that are priced just... More 

Thank Simi_Bees
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Most people sit down and the first thing they look for is the bread. Warm, crunchy, and loads of butter to slab on will quell your appetite until the main dish arrives. For starters, they have the best buffalo chicken tenders on the planet. No exaggeration. Not fried but seared in a pan, tender and not dry. I've compared at... More 

Thank 455beantown
Naples, Florida
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221 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had an early lunch in a cozy booth at Joe's and found it to be quite good and reasonable. We both had the lunch trio: entree, starch and salad for $13.95 including soft drink. My wife had grilled salmon, sweet potato fries and a caesar salad. I had a chicken sandwich, french fries and a salad. Both of us... More 

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114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times, but haven't been in a while. The menu has changed, but nothing has improved. In fact, it has gone downhill. The chicken dish I had was not cooked with the right ingredients, using extra lemon and onions to mask. A steak we had was tough, and the rest was just...OK. And then I was asked... More 

Thank petersam
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

family dinner of 7, with two hungry teenagers. Dinner was great, good price value. Fresh the chicken nachos were excellent and server was very good an attentive

Thank Maryanne C
Jennifer C, General Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi Maryanne, Thank you for the great review. We love hearing about our happy guest. I will be sure to share your comments with the staff and Chef. Feel free to let me know next time you in the restaurant so I can say Hi. Sincerely, Jennifer More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

It was pre-dinner and only two other tables with patrons. We waited 10 mins and finally a waitress, Megan G, from another section noticed and asked to take care of us. She was awesome. Will ask for her section next time. The two waiters who served the table next to us and never acknowledge us need retraining on proper service.... More 

Thank Rhonda G
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Stopped in on a quick lunch and ordered a cheeseburger to go. This cheeseburger was awesome. Had to be 10 ounces. The bun was huge, but, fresh and soft. The burger was thick, juicy, lots of cheese, lettuce and tomato, onion and pickles. It was cooked to perfection on an open grill. Had some fries and a coke to go... More 

Thank Derek R
Jennifer C, General Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi PatriotGuy, Thank you for your kind review. We love to hear that you enjoyed your burger and I'll be sure to share it with the Chef and kitchen staff. Please feel free to let me know next time your here so we can meet in person. Sincerely, Jen More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 985 Providence Hwy, Dedham, MA 02026-6835
    (Ariadne Rd.)
  • Public Transportation: Washington St @ Holiday Inn (34E) Washington St Opp Holiday Inn (34E) Washington St Opp Fay Rd (34E)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Dedham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-329-0800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?