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Joe's American Bar & Grill

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100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110-3618 (Richmond Street)
+1 617-367-8700
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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Greystones, Ireland
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just dropped in for coffee and a snack. The menu was good. All food prepared fresh so it could take some time to come. Coffee was ok but it is mostly drinks and food.

1 Thank saeb38
Somers, Connecticut
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice surprise upstairs with a view No wait. Nice upscale menu and decent prices. Seafood expertly prepared and excellent pairings. Mussels grilled wonderful Fried seafood platter with oysters, cod, clams, shrimp, calamari. Excellent coleslaw, tatters, siracha. Even nicely seasoned fries. Excellent Service from Kelsey. This is my new favorite place excellent chef.

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Albany, Oregon
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202 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for dinner, but ended up only having drinks as the service was quite slow. Shame for them as we had such a large group. As it was, it took over 20 minutes before anyone came around to take our drink orders. Took even longer to get drinks so we decided not to eat there.

Thank Denise V
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
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198 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice dinner at Joe's, this place has an excellent location with great views. We were there for dinner in March, but during the summer with the windows open it must have some even better views . The food was good, two burgers both cooked as ordered, bacon mac and cheese and the french dip. The skillet cookie was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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212 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be careful with this restaurant. The lower level is burgers and sandwiches. The upstairs is seafood. We ate upstairs and the food was wonderful and a good value. We had whole lobster complete with potatoes and corn on the cob. Waitress was more than attentive and very accommodating.

Thank T P
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I have been here twice and both times the service was horrible. Bartenders could care less, no hello or goodbye, and just asking for a drink list/menu was a challenge that ended in some awkward eye roll.

Thank scottcharlesjohnson
Ottawa, Canada
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

it was ok, but prefer something a little more upscale. a steak with corn risotto was not a pairing I wanted. they did change the risotto for mashed potatoes and veggies. good chowder, good selection of seafood, but average pub fare. it was ok we had 3 nights of fish and were ready for a good steak so it did... More 

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Bloomingdale, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My husband and I were visiting our daughter in Boston. While waiting for her to get out of work, we stopped at Joe's American Bar & Grill Waterfront for a light lunch. The view was beautiful! We ordered a couple of appetizers: mussels, a cup of clam chowder, and spinach-artichoke dip. We knew that the chowder was delicious from visiting... More 

Thank jmpel79
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We ate in the upper restaurant, Top Catch. They had fresh Maine Lobster for a better price than Legal Seafood, and the dining room was much less crowded than Legal Seafood. We enjoyed our lobster very much. Waitstaff was courteous and friendly. The portions are large, I couldn't finish my meal. Would definitely eat there again.

Thank C.c. H
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The main dining was somewhat crowded and very loud, and the host suggested that Joe's had an upstairs restaurant that was much less crowded. The possibility of a quiet dinner was worth pursuing. Unfortunately, we found the seafood menu was limited and the prices were much higher than the main floor. The poor waitress had far too many tables and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110-3618
    (Richmond Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-367-8700

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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