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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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Tynong, Australia
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in after a long day on the road, heading towards Ohio.... What great food and a quaint restaurant. Really liked the food, service was great too.

Thank Nicole W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Wecoud walk to this place from our hotel. The food and the staff were to notch! We stuffed ourselves for very reasonable prices. We will be back!

Thank Rita C
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 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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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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175 reviews
67 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 8 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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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?