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“Completely Disappointed.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Papa Joe Junior

Papa Joe Junior
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Ranked #33 of 97 Restaurants in Avon
Cuisines: Italian, American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
1 review
“Completely Disappointed.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

My husband and I used to enjoy the piano music on the weekends a few years ago, and the food and service was always great! However, we went tonight, and the service was awful!!! We received our appetizer and salads (which are not NEAR as good as before, miss the mozzarella cubes on the salad) before our bread, which I had to ask for the oil. Wall was filthy. My drink took 15 minutes to get to the table on a slow night (not bartender's fault, they had her serving tables, drink was perfect). We waited almost 40 minutes for our dinner, while our waitress' Leighann's larger tables were being served, and tended to promptly.

We were there last month, and we did have a decent experience. The bartender is awesome, and our last waitress (shorter, don't know her name) was great.

We are not sure that we will be back. Too bad. We will have to find anothe Italian restaurant to frequent. I never leave reviews, but tonight was the worse we have had in awhile.

PS You HAVE changed the Italian dressing. It is HORRIBLE now.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quiet atmosphere, we could hear the music without being blown away.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Went here on the way home after a long day out. Service was exemplary, food was excellent and there was a nice variety. Kids found something on the menu thay would eat too! Atmosphere was much nicer than Olive Garden and other restraunts like it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank angelar9394
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Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Family Owned, Professionaly Run, Warm and Personable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Many places can cook well. But not many know how to value customers. Papa Joe's is a long time family run restaurant. The staff and owners make the experience personable, warm, friendly, and make you feel like mama's cooking for you and waiting on you!

We take many of our professional clients there for lunch. Hey! Itza classy place! All the dishes are great and fresh made.

Treat yourself with a Canolli!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank indyvagabond
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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Decided to give the "new" restaurant a 2nd chance...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

Since the "old" Papa Joe Jr had been my favorite restaurant for years, I thought I'd give it a second chance. Once again disappointed with the food. Someone said the sauces haven't changed - that's obviously wrong, and that was one of the great things about how it used to be. The wait staff treated us fine, no complaints.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Pete A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Reviews are deceitfully wrong...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

I too have been going here for years. First off George DID NOT make all the house dressings. They were Kraft. Hate to disappoint you. The house made dressing was VO and still is. The sauces have not changed. The orices have gone up, but what hasn't? Its the way of the world. The staff has changed...for the better. George's servers were complacent. Service was terrible...kudos to new owner for all new professional staff! Great change. As a business owner, I too would have changed them. First thing! I recently ate at Shulas. Over priced, under good. I want ro ask the woman who complained at price of works salad going uo, where else do you eat? Most restaurants charge that for a house salad! And theybdid not remove ham from works salad. Had one 3 days ago and it was massive with tons of toppings. I just feel for some of you reviewing its personal. Look, the Haboushes have passed. The restaurant was weeks away from closing forever when bought. It was bankrupt. New owner can't be blamed for that. Give these people a chance, and be honest and don't fib in your reviews.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WLW3
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