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Joe's American Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701-5359 (California Ave)
+1 508-820-8389
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place. We visited the Franklin location earlier this week when in town & had been there last time in town a couple of years ago & always remembered the great food, service & atmosphere. Framington is a harder location to get into - difficult intersection to get into shopping center & in shopping center too. Slower service... More 

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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great place for business lunches as big booths and relatively private. Atmosphere is American subtle, which also makes it good for conducting business. The food is typical chain food such as sandwiches and burgers with about 10 dinner plates that offer a decent variety. Food is acceptable, but get Neal as a waiter since his service was exceptional!!

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Lakewood Ranch, FL
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Delicious new choice is BLT. This sandwich is so big, I had two meals out of it. The place is well situated, easy access, good service and good quality for the price.

Thank Lauren B
Sergio E, Manager at Joe's American Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you Lauren! looking forward to seeing you back again soon! More 

Stow, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

After three or four hours on the cement like mall store floors my wife and I were both tired and hungry. Now it was nearly 4PM and have been to Joe's American Bar and Grill a few times - inside ambiance is relaxing, booths are spacious and comfortable. The menu although not expansive does offer a good choice of appetizer,... More 

Thank John O
Framingham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Visit the Framingham site of Joe''s American and Grill often, always are met with a pleasant and friendly greeter and staff, food always very good, management always caring.

Thank Herschel C
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Came for lunch on Saturday after trying to go somewhere else and was greeted by a very friendly young lady. She showed us right to the table and showed me to the bathroom. When I came out the waitress was already returning with my husbands drink and returned with one for me in what felt like seconds. I ordered a... More 

Thank Renee C
Ashland, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Hosted a function here last Sunday for 20 people at 11:00. The private room was the perfect size, set up comfortably for people to converse easily without feeling cramped. We were able to order from both the breakfast & lunch menu. Our server Andrea was excellent. Went out of her way to make us feel comfortable & not rushed as... More 

Thank Fluffy79
Mark M, Manager at Joe's American Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! It was a pleasure meeting your family that day and I am glad we were able to give your party such a good experience. We look forward to seeing you soon and thanks again! -Mark Molina Manager/Joe's Framingham More 

Framingham, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is fine for business lunches because very quiet. As far as the place itself goes it is tired and needs a facelift. Even after new ownership it still is old and a bit run down. The menu is updated and so are the prices. Burgers approach $20 with toppings and for that price there are much better restarunts... More 

Thank RARPhantom
Hudson, Massachusetts
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224 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

I love coming here for salads. They have all different kinds delicious salads. I've never been disappointed with any of them. In fact I've never had anything else there. Staff was friendly and efficient.

Thank Patti D
Mark M, Manager at Joe's American Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Hi Patti- Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great review of our restaurant. I'm so glad you enjoyed our selections of salads and had a great experience with our service staff. We look forward to seeing you soon and please don't hesitate to ask for me next time you visit us, I would love to... More 

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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Went there last night around 8pm so it wasn't busy and got a seat right away. Took five minutes or so for someone to come to the table to take our drink orders. Couldn't have been more than ten people in the restaurant area, more in the bar area. Took five more minutes to bring the sodas and water. The... More 

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Mark M, Manager at Joe's American Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Hello gjwoodsjr- Thank you for your time in writing a review. I was extremely disappointed to hear about your experience yesterday at our restaurant. I'm glad you enjoyed our chowder but it seems like we missed the mark on one of our best dishes, the fresh fish sandwich. The surveys that are being conducted in our restaurants are only for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$36
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701-5359
    (California Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Framingham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-820-8389

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?