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Joseph's Fireside Steakhouse

99 W River Rd, Waterville, ME 04901-5070
+1 207-877-8325
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (127 reviews)
“prime rib” (25 reviews)
“salad” (37 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 09:00 Hours
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
99 W River Rd, Waterville, ME 04901-5070
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently went here with several family members The food was excellent and the service was great the prices were slightly high but well worth it. I would recommend this place anytime

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 525lisak
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Love this place -- delicious food, fantastic ambiance (including an outside glassed in porch and also a propane fireplace inside), lovely views of the golf course, plenty of parking. Good variety on pricing and food selections. My only quibble was that I was expecting a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SnowbirdMary
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Burgers were really good, service was pretty fast, and everyone was very friendly. They had run out of baked potatoes by the time we arrived, but it was family weekend at Colby, so not too surprising. One of the few restaurants open in Waterville after...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lauren D
JFS8325, General Manager at Joseph's Fireside Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We take pride in our burgers! We grind the beef ourselves and do our best to give a great product.

Reviewed 1 October 2018

The fireplaces were lit which made a nice atmosphere. One person had a burger which looked wonderful and he devoured it. The rest of us had either stuffed shrimp or stuffed fish with sautéed vegetables.The portion was large it was well-prepared and nice and hot....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank foodie1945
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Josephs is a large steakhouse outside of Waterville center. It sits on a small golf course overlooking the greens which in itself is a nice inclusion. The staff are excellent with prompt service, knowledgable employees and great attitudes. The food (at least what I had)...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ethanoutthedoor
JFS8325, General Manager at Joseph's Fireside Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again. Rick Savage General Manager Joseph's Fireside Steakhouse

Reviewed 20 September 2018

Very delicious food, gluten free choices, staff very knowledgeable. Great atmosphere. Great service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Anita R
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The steak tips are incredible!! The restaurant is beautiful and the staff is top notch. Sara always knows my name and greets me with a smile. The entire wait staff is super polite. I recommend Joseph's to all of my friends and clientele.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank _mrod130
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

When we arrived, we were greeted by an extremely friendly hostess named Kiara. She was very upbeat and walked us to our table and seated us with a smile on her face the entire time. June, our waitress, was also extremely nice and she was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank johnamelio
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

No ribs on menu. Prices have gone sky high for steak. Had stuffed haddock. Stuffing good good size portion of fish but fish dry over cooked. Sauce thin runny broth. Loved making this a special place to come. Won't be back. Owners need to get...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AdventurerLeeds
JFS8325, General Manager at Joseph's Fireside Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for your honest review. My name is Rick, I am the new General Manager here at JFS. We do appreciate the good and the bad and we are aware that some of the price increases have influenced some of our guests.We have some...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018

As the place to go for great drinks, amazing staff and the best food around, I was surprised to find that my plate of choice was removed from the menu. No ribs at Fireside!!! Took the plunge and ordered the rib eye instead. Huge leap...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Torrey S
JFS8325, General Manager at Joseph's Fireside Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Good day Torrey, I am disappointed to hear about your less than satisfactory experience. Unfortunately the ribs have not sold enough to carry them on our menu any longer, however we will run them as a special. We have seen the areas of improvement that...More

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19 May 2017|
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Response from sadler8613 | Reviewed this property |
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11 September 2015|
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Response from JFS8325 | Property representative |
Yes, We do offer a gluten free menu. Just ask your server for it the next time you dine with us. Thank you!
Richard W
14 April 2015|
Response from JFS8325 | Property representative |
If you go to our new web site you will find a complete listing of everything we serve. thank you for asking. Trip Adviser won't allow me to give you the web address but if you Google Joseph's Fireside Steakhouse Waterville... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 W River Rd, Waterville, ME 04901-5070
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +1 207-877-8325
  • E-mail
We are a slightly upscale Steakhouse that also serves a nice variety of Seafood as well as Baby Back Ribs. Our Vegetarian selection is sure to please the most delicate of pallets.
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