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Joe Roots Grill

2826 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505-4025
+1 814-836-7668
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“seafood” (47 reviews)
“perch” (32 reviews)
“steak” (39 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2826 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505-4025
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saturday nite crowded. Hostess in jeans and t-shirt stuck us in the seedy bar area with 4 drunken fisherman at the next table showing off their vocabulary of four letter words. and the waitress joined them! Hard to get up and move to another table...More

Thank smees2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

+ Very good food + Nice atmosphere inside + Nice bar area + Good location (the entrance of the State Park) + Reasonable price + Decent service + Support the local business

Thank Oat R
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Good Varity menu from seafood to pasta to local ( perch ) fare. Not to pricey and waitstaff very friendly and helpful. We have been there when tourist season was NOT on. So this could influence our review. Good change of pace place to eat....More

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Party of six for dinner on a Friday night and all went well. Amongst the six of us we had quite a variety of dinners and no complaints with anything. Everyone enjoyed their dinners.

Thank joeciss
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were from out of town driving through Eerie to check it out. We saw Joe Roots Grill and decided to try it. It was not that busy but we were there a little after the lunch crowd probably. We had two mushroom type appetizers,...More

Thank Rutharoni
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Had dinner with my wife on 3/24/18, our fourth visit, and we were not disappointed. My wife chose a Filet ($22.99) which was prepared just right and very tasty. I had a bowl of the Lobster Bisque ($8.99) which was very good followed by the...More

Thank MunsonTraveler
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for dinner for my birthday. I had the walleye and the perch along with a nice Belgian wheat beer. My wife had the steak salad which was huge. Everything was great and reasonable. We will ne back!

Thank Rod H
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I’m very disappointed with the dinner and service we received. I have been to Joe Roots several times, but never on a Saturday evening. Not that that should have made a difference, but it did. They were super crowded. Maybe that’s why our food was...More

1  Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have always gone to Roots for seafood, but our visit on 12/12/17 was by far the worse. I ordered the deep fried haddock which was terribly overdone and needed a jackhammer to cut it. My wife ordered the Niagara platter which...More

1  Thank Rick F
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I have heard many good things about this restaurant so we decided to give it a try. Started out with the stuffed mushrooms with crab and there was no shortage of the stuffing and on Tuesday it was half price. I had the filet mignon...More

Thank LittleRock1948
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According to the Visit Erie website: "Pennsylvania’s moderate climate and rolling terrain provides some of the best grape growing conditions on the East Coast. With approximately 14,000 acres of grapes, Pennsylvania ranks... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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