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Joe's Diner

American, Diner
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85 Center St, Lee, MA 01238-1501
+1 413-243-9756
05:30 - 20:30
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 05:30 - 20:30
Sat 05:30 - 18:30
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our daughter recommended this place...nothing much to look at. As our daughter put it "it's a truck drivers stop" great food no frills. She was so right. The omelets were absolutely delicious and they got my order exactly the way I like it. Vegetable omelet with NO green peppers and not potatoes or bread on the plate! "Perfecto!" And the... More 

1 Thank D5700YVjoannem
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Quaint diner which served as an inspiration for Norman Rockwell who also ate there. Good food, great prices awesome service. I understand you have not had the full experience until you've met Margaret (a very funny waitress)...looking forward to that ! Warm welcome by the staff, we will make this a regular stop. Love it!

Thank L S
Fulton, New York
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Oh my gosh....what a pleasant experience for lunch. The owner, owners son and sister were all there. When asked by a waitress if we enjoyed the soup (oh it was excellent) we were told that she had made it and makes all the soups. Also had a great cheeseburger...yea one of those were you use more than one napkin. Oh... More 

Thank Pat S
Jackson, New Jersey
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164 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

While sitting eating a delicious breakfast I faced a counter with a picture of a police officer and a little boy. I thought of a Norman Rockwell Cover which was very similar. I asked and found out that the counter was used for that cover. This diner also served a great breakfast. The diner has been here for years.

Thank Stormsnana
North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We wanted to eat here because of the Norman Rockwell painting. The diner is small but the food is excellent. We had a very good breakfast that held us over until dinner. The waitress was very good and the atmosphere was great. I highly recommend Joe's for the food and experience.

Thank John S
Hanford, California
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118 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Came here for breakfast on our way to the Norman Rockwell Museum because it was said that this diner was used in one of his paintings. Small, local place, where people interact with the waitresses, food was good, and reasonable.

Thank quasimoto559
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stopped for breakfast at this diner, the inspiration for Norman Rockwells ' The Runaway'. Great breakfast at a good price. Friendly service.

1 Thank Dave P
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Three of us had turkey dinners that were great but a table of folks arriving minutes later were told the turkey was sold out. Heads up, arrive early. We got there about 5pm on a Tuesday evening. I believe they my be closed on the weekends,

Thank Onebrasstuba
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great burger. Great atmosphere. Great fun! Who doesn't like a good burger in a historical location...

Thank PerMare M
San Diego, California
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you like diners and cafes, this is a great place to eat, especially for breakfast. It's been there for decades and is known throughout the region. The food is good, the staff is friendly, and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Cary L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Center St, Lee, MA 01238-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Lee
  • Phone Number: +1 413-243-9756

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