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Joe's Restaurant

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602 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3318
+1 607-256-3463
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went in on a Saturday evening. The prices seemed fair, restaurant clean. We sat at a table near the bar so we could see a football game on that evening. I think they are purchasing cheap wine and repackaging it as more expensive brands. The waitress came to our table and did not have a cork screw to remove... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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188 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been a while since I was here last. I can imagine this place back in the 40's and 50's. But now, it has light wood floors and a more contemporary feel. Pleasant interior. It was a slow Sunday night and the staff was attentive. I had the pillows (fried ravioli with marinara sauce). Nice. Then, I thought I... More 

Thank kwebster2
Ithaca, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Whenever my dad visits Ithaca, Joe's is the restaurant I always take him to first. We are always impressed by the way we are treated by staff and we always leave satisfied. Portions are large, so you can most likely split an appetizer and entree and still leave full. Definitely great for date nights, too!

Thank IthacaQueen
Carmel, Indiana
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140 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We have dinner at Joe's once or twice a year. Always predictable, fun, good service, mixture of locals and tourists. Very solid food and drink. Best known for its Italian dishes - done very well indeed. You can get good salads, steak, seafood, but the best dishes are Italian, flatbread sandwiches, and great pizza. Quite easy to find downtown Ithaca.... More 

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Jen S, Manager at Joe's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in to see us! We appreciate your business and your kind feedback. More 

Chippewa Bay, New York
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267 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

After attending a sports event at Ithaca College, we were looking for a nice restaurant to eat at before heading back home to Northern New York State. Our friends suggested Joe's. Nice selection of Italian dishes, my chicken parm. was outstanding. We don't often travel through Ithaca, but when we return, we will also return to Joe's.

Thank stephen t
Jen S, Manager at Joe's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to see us and for taking the time to provide feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had a long day, ordered carry out. The pizza was good. The salad was fresh. Even though the restaurant was very busy or order was ready in a short time. I would order from here again.

Thank gwen h
Potsdam, New York
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here per a recommendation from a friend for a late lunch. The staff was welcoming and a great family, friendly atmosphere . The good was exceptional and the quantity was amazing. Would recommend anyone visiting Ithaca to stop in here for a meal! Well worth your time.

Thank Susan N
Ithaca, New York
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The bar was woefully understaffed when I visited for a fun paint night event at Joe's. While the drinks were fine, argos is better. The lack of tastiness of the appetizers severely dampened my opinion. My friend order spinach artichoke dip that was passable which came with overly fried limp pita chips. I ordered broccoli and cheese bites, which had... More 

Thank polhemusk
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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218 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Joe's has generous portions and decent food. There's a nice variety of options on the menu with some seasonal specialties. Dessert is good and is worth saving room for.

Thank PghPanther2014
Rochester, New York
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It is a much nicer place than I expected but not too great sitting at the bar, however. I had the lasagna and it was fantastic. Maybe could have been a bit warmer but other than that possibly the best lasagna of my life. Otherwise, the place is nice but I wouldn't recommend sitting at the bar for a meal.... More 

Thank Loren48503
Jen S, Manager at Joe's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for coming in and for taking the time to share your experience with us. Our sincere apologies for the draft beer problem! The issue was due to an empty CO2 tank and it was fixed later that day. We do offer a selection of local and regional beers and rotating seasonal specials and other drink specials,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3318
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-256-3463
Joe's offers a wide variety of delicious appetizers, traditional Italian dinners, pizza and desserts, all with a Tuscan flare. We offer a full bar with a large selection of wine, beer and spirits. All appetizers are always half price in the bar area! We are guaranteed to have something for everyone, and vegetarian dishes are available!

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