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“Great Option in Short Hills Mall”

Joe's American Bar and Grill
Ranked #4 of 29 Restaurants in Short Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Option in Short Hills Mall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Went there for the first time and thought the food, service, and atmosphere were fine. The half chicken was very juicy and I would order it again. I was told the steak was cooked beyond temperature (ordered medium but there wasn't even much if any pink). The baked potatoes (loaded and plain) were great. Didn't try dessert as the meal was very filling. We liked the atmosphere--very upbeat.

  • Visited July 2014
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New Jersey
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Average Food and a Little Noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Joe's is located on the bottom floor of the Short Hills Mall in Short Hills NJ. Two friends and I went there to catch up on news after not seeing each other for almost a year. They both ordered hamburgers and said they were very good. I ordered a grilled chicken salad with balsamic walnut dressing. The dressing was very tasty, but the chopped chicken pieces were dry and two pieces had "hard stuff" in them. In fact, I had to take one of the pieces out of my mouth (awkward!). At $13.99, this was not expected. Although the salad, itself, tasted good, the chicken detracted. The atmosphere was pretty noisy, and we had to talk a little louder than we would have in a more cozy restaurant, but I guess we should have realized that in a grill-type establishment. We spent lots of time catching up, but we should have gone to a quieter place to relax and have a conversation. It was not a bust, though, because we really enjoyed our visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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Somerset, New Jersey
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

It is a family and friends restaurant located in Short Hills mail The food is ok and the service is good. Reasonable prices.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Jerry G
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Short Hills, New Jersey
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“Ordinary Food Made Special”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

I have never had a bad meal at Joe's. That being said, do not go to Joe's if you are looking for gourmet. It isn't. It plain food made right.

  • Visited February 2014
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Newark, New Jersey
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great place to have lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

The Short Hills Malls is a very upscale establishment. Joe's is a welcomed place to sit and unwind. The food is wonderful as is most of the staff. Yes, you're in the rich part of a rich town (so do not expect bargains). However, the food is reasonably priced for its quality (very good) and its portion size (quite large). After the food, the best thing about Joe's is the atmosphere... relaxing and congenial.

Visited March 2014
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