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Joe's Restaurant

602 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3318
+1 607-256-3463
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“bruschetta” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
11:30 - 21:30All hours
$$ - $$$
602 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for Ithica Falls but happened on this lovely little restaurant in the process. The food was good and plentiful. The waitress was able to direct us to the falls. We actually were only a few blocks from it! Parking is in the...More

Thank flomar728
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Joe's at least once when my husband and I visit Ithaca. I usually eat pizza or spaghetti and meatballs. My husband orders chicken parmigiana. We love Joe's!

Thank trishsc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had Joes hold our rehearsal dinner and could not be happier. The communication between us Amber was exceptional. Ithaca is 3 hours from home so we were a bit worried something would go sideways but nothing did. The food was excellent. The staff was...More

Thank Bob30247
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Recently went to Joe's for an event and while we enjoyed the evening, the food was just OK. I had the salmon and while I definitely enjoyed it, the vegetables served with it (summer squash and zucchini) were bordering on raw with not much else...More

Thank MichelleCJ
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Delicious Italian specialties at reasonable prices served by an efficient, pleasant, attentive staff. Joe's has a full bar, as well, and an extensive wine list. The eggplant parm is out of this world. We visit frequently for their specials.

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We love this restaurant---the food is great--the bead sticks are to die for. Shrimp Alfredo with is a favorite. Reasonable priced drinks & happy hour too!

Thank hoobiesgal
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Nice environment - great service. Food was typical Italian fair. Had a pizza - not bad but not great.

Thank TripMan2003
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Joe's Restaurant really does make you feel at home. I know there is a chain that says eating there is like coming home, but at Joe's this is really true. The food is delicious -- rich, delicate and carefully prepared. The waitstaff is unobtrusive and...More

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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....More

Thank ilikegolf65
Jen S, Manager at Joe's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2017

Thank you for your feedback as we take all customer comments very seriously. We apologize for your experience and our management team is looking into your concerns. Further, we understand your perception of the wine service and clearly that server needs more training. Transferring any...More

Reviewed 19 December 2016

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...More

Thank kwebster2
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Questions & Answers
Elena H
25 June 2016|
Response from Jen S | Property representative |
Yes, we do have various gluten-free options.
24 June 2016|
Response from Jen S | Property representative |
Happy hour is daily from 4pm-6pm.
24 June 2016|
Response from Jen S | Property representative |
Happy hour is daily from 4pm to 6pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
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
Kids, 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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