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Joe Roots Grill

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2826 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505-4025
+1 814-836-7668
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a place we made sure to go to EVERY YEAR. The last visit there, all the food was like out of a food service place or grocery store freezer. I.E. They USED TO have prime rib soup, yea, REAL PRIME RIB, in a tasty soup, worth the trip just for this. Last time it was mushy canned cheap meat,... More 

Thank one1on1one
Erie, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I went here last year and both were SICK afterward. Sick sick. Emailed management and never was contacted. Won't return and wouldn't recommend

Thank Craig U
Erie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great food great service great prices. Me and the family will always keep coming back for more. Keep up the good work Joe Roots.

Thank cowboyz670
Pittsburgh Pa
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Your typical fish place for tourists and locals alike. Very friendly staff. Lots of choices of seafood and the local Lake Erie Walleye fish was available.

Thank roadtrip15
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Atmosphere very good ate out side. Service above average. Had walleye and perch dinner the price was not worth it. I can get a fish dinner in Pgh (where I live) and the fish hangs off the plate for $15. 3 small pieces of perch about the size of two fingers and the walleye more breading than fish also small.

Thank Duane H
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great food fantastic fruity drinks wish I could have tried them all. This is will always be a must do stop when I go to Erie.

Thank Jeanne M
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We met for a small gathering and were anxious to enjoy a seafood dinner. The prices were high for the amount of food that we received and frankly, it was not up to my expectations. I had the lobster stuffed shrimp, but the stuffing looked and tasted just like Stovetop--I could not identify anything remotely looking like lobster. The shrimp... More 

Thank Melanie M
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We went to Joe Roots recently with friends and family recently. The first thing we experienced was the drink order. I got something off the menu, a rum based drink that supposedly had at least 2 different rums in it as a martini. The service was slow, but Im forgiving with regards to time. Once it came, I immediately knew... More 

Thank Sanjiv G
Cleveland, Ohio
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337 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We went here strictly for the Lake Perch, and were glad we did. We arrived around 3pm, so the place was mostly empty. Were seated right away and after discussing how much perch we'd get, decided to order 1 dinner and 1 perch and fries ($20 and $8). I got 2 pieces and my husband received 5 or 6. At... More 

Thank ilive4sun
Chagrin Falls, OH
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104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Large restaurant with good seafood and other choices, just a mile from the entrance to Presque Isle State Park. Prices are really good on the lunch menu, a bit higher on the full (dinner) menu. As it was not at all busy at lunch, we got pretty much immediate service. Be sure to read the story about Joe Root on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2826 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505-4025
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-836-7668

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