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“HAMBURGERS , SALADS, BEER”
Review of Mac & Joe's

Mac & Joe's
Ranked #2 of 77 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$8
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Cincinnati, Ohio
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37 reviews
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“HAMBURGERS , SALADS, BEER”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

In an era of kobe hamburgers, and elite burgers that you are charged a hefty price for, mac and joes stands alone as the best burger I have had anywhere. Cooked to perfection, crusty outside, with any thing you want on it, it is not to miss in oxford. Tucked in an alley, it looks like a sketchy place. But to Miami and Oxford people it is an icon. Very busy during lunch and dinner and during sports events, they do their best service wise. Salads are huge,, and beer is cold,, what more could you ask for? Of all my elite food experiences world wide, this place is tops for burgers and beers.

  • Visited June 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Great food, slow service”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

While the food was very good and everything tasted amazing, service was a bit slow. Now mind you, they were very busy and had a large crowd of people while only having 2 servers. Overal it was all right.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Added on your TO DO list”
Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

If you go to Oxford and not have a burger from Mac & Joe's... You haven't been on Oxford.

They are the best burgers I ever had.
Best than Hardy's or Carls Jr.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good food - loud atmosphere”
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

If you don't mind the crowd and the noise - everyone is having a good time and you can tell from the noise level - this is a great place for lunch. We had chili, wings, and salads and everyone enjoyed their meal. This place has been around since at least the late 70's so it is always fun to stop in and remember the good old days!

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Thank Ann B
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Oxford, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Even MORE pub grub!”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Mac & Joe's. Whoopidy-do! Am I the only one getting extremely tired of this place?
The older I get, the more expensive the menu gets, the cheaper the product becomes, the more good items they drop from the menu, the more annoying the student clientele gets, the more vocal the wait staff becomes, the grosser the bathroom gets, the greasier the outside ramp becomes, the wobblier the tables get, the more chairs fall apart, and the stickier the floors get...etc.
...but the burgers are good.
Look, it's college pub grub, surprise, surprise. Some will rave about the wings, but I don't think they are anything special. You be the judge. They do seem better when "crispy". The burgers, however, are fantastic. If you are in the mood for a good pub style burger, Mac's is your place. If you are an undergrad looking for a place to slug some beer down with your bros, Mac's is your place. If you are a working adult or a parent looking for a relatively quite and relaxing atmosphere to eat some pub grub, you've got to catch the magic window. Get there early before the coeds douche the place up.
Oh, and for some reason everybody thinks that steak grinders are REALLY special. Weird.

  • Visited September 2013
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