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Joe Roots Grill

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2826 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505-4025
+1 814-836-7668
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Akron OH
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family trip to Erie for weekend to walk Presque Isle. 5 pm dinner on a Saturday night w 65 degree heat wave(😀). 10=excellent, 0= terrible. Wait time/ efficiency= 6; server friendliness/efficiency= 9; bread= 3 (store bought white bread?! Smeared w butter?!); Italian wedding soup= 7.5 ; fried yellow perch=9; broiled walleye = 8; steamed vegetables = 10; lobster stuffed cod=... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sons 16th Birthday outing with family. Arrived and they did not have heat. Claims to thrive on seafood..not even sure the lobster was real meat. Calamari was rubber with cold dip. Soup cold. Everyone had a stomach ache next day. Only went because of good reviews. Felt I needed to share our experience. Would have been better off at a... More 

Thank wmantsch
Durham, Maine
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188 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Joe Root's on a very slow night. The service was good, but the food was just average. The portions were OK, but we would rather have had smaller portions of better food. I was hoping to give this place a better review, but average is average.

Thank Bob B
Erie, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About two years use to go to Joe Roots Grill frequently and the food was very good. Last Friday 9 of us took a friend a friend there for her birthday. Service was very slow because there was only one waiter. No problem because we were enjoying each others company. Several of use ordered strip steaks and several ordered shrimp.... More 

Thank ohchyle
Tynong, Australia
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Stopped in after a long day on the road, heading towards Ohio.... What great food and a quaint restaurant. Really liked the food, service was great too.

Thank Nicole W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Wecoud walk to this place from our hotel. The food and the staff were to notch! We stuffed ourselves for very reasonable prices. We will be back!

Thank Rita C
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Was a place we made sure to go to EVERY YEAR. The last visit there, all the food was like out of a food service place or grocery store freezer. I.E. They USED TO have prime rib soup, yea, REAL PRIME RIB, in a tasty soup, worth the trip just for this. Last time it was mushy canned cheap meat,... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Wife and I went here last year and both were SICK afterward. Sick sick. Emailed management and never was contacted. Won't return and wouldn't recommend

Thank Craig U
Erie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great food great service great prices. Me and the family will always keep coming back for more. Keep up the good work Joe Roots.

Thank cowboyz670
Pittsburgh Pa
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Your typical fish place for tourists and locals alike. Very friendly staff. Lots of choices of seafood and the local Lake Erie Walleye fish was available.

Thank roadtrip15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2826 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505-4025
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-836-7668

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