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Joe's American Bar & Grill

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100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110-3614 (Richmond Street)
+1 617-367-8700
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09:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The main dining was somewhat crowded and very loud, and the host suggested that Joe's had an upstairs restaurant that was much less crowded. The possibility of a quiet dinner was worth pursuing. Unfortunately, we found the seafood menu was limited and the prices were much higher than the main floor. The poor waitress had far too many tables and... More 

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Thank mikebarbgilbert
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a chilled family lunch. The servers are very friendly and the food was really good, fresh and tasty.

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Thank hcjmcookie
Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a late night meal here on a quiet weeknight. The waitstaff Duncan was very friendly and helpful, with tips on the menu. We had the mac and cheese (vegetarian), pork sliders and clam chowder. All were good, not gourmet but solid and a cut above. The view and location are great, even at night.

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Newport, RI
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five of us had dinner here last night and it was great. We had a reservation but the restaurant was not crowded. Lucky for us, as we were catching up with friends we hadn't seen in months. The service was attentive, the food came quickly and was delicious. We all had something different and everyone was happy with their choice.... More 

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Maine
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We visited Saturday, January 14, in the early afternoon. We thought we were lucky because it was quiet for a Saturday for this busy place (we've been here before). We were given the option of sitting upstairs where it was even quieter, and we were seated with a nice view. It was explained to us that the restaurant upstairs features... More 

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Thank BirdieMe
Cheshire, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

A good choice on the harbor that has good food and great view of harbor and Columbus park. Near Quincy Market. Onion soup is good, as are nachos for starters. Good steak and burgers. Prices are comparable to other similar restaurants in area. Good service.

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The place was overcrowded. We booked 6 hours in advance,confirmed booking. But when arrived 6 couples were waiting before us and not sorted yet. We left after 15 min. When informed the hostess we are living she even didn't say "thanks" or "sorry" just asked our names and Okeyd us.

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Thank Gideon H
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this bar restaurant twice during our visit for lunch and dinner and the place was buzzing and lively. The service was very attentive without being over the top. The food options were good, the salads are nice and plentiful and the sandwiches are filling and nice. The sweet potato fries are a good option. Definitely try the deserts... More 

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Thank Lee D
Wabash, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Joe's was the first place I stopped in Boston. I wanted a burger and got a delicious, juicy one. The only issue I had was when I walked in, there was no one in the restaurant and they did not have a hostess or server available. I had to choose my own seat and wait quite awhile to get service.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Joe's is magical, with most of its seating underground. The service is great and the food is perfection. The nachos are beautiful and the southern fried chicken sand which is delicious. I love the Back Bay Area of Boston and next time I'm in the city I will make sure to visit! The best burger joint around. Only thing that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110-3614
    (Richmond Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-367-8700

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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