Joe’s American Bar and Grill – Braintree
Joe’s American Bar and Grill – Braintree

Joe’s American Bar and Grill – Braintree

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://joesamerican.com/
  • Phone: 7818480200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Located in the South Shore Plaza
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking available
A word from Joe’s American Bar and Grill – Braintree
Joe's American Bar & Grill in the South Shore Plaza in Braintree offers guests the perfect respite after a busy day of shopping. The casual atmosphere, featuring an open kitchen, and a menu offering classic American favorites is the perfect setting for a large gathering of friends. We also feature five large flat screen TV's for the sports enthusiast as well as a large outdoor patio for the alfresco aficionado. Joe's Braintree is the perfect choice for a casual lunch, cocktails after work, a family dinner or gathering of friends. We offer takeout for brunch, lunch and dinner!
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Joe’s American Bar and Grill – Braintree reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (6)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (3)special occasion (3)romantic (2)late-night find (2)fit for foodies (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great time
    Gerard
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have a large party and it was handled well. Except for steak that needed to go back, all were very happy with the food. Portions are sizable and quality was very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Summer Night
    MorganVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Went to late dinner on Thursday night and had the patio to ourselves. The waitress was very personable and had a quirky personality that I personally enjoyed but my friend was not so sure about. She was honest about drink recommendations, which I always appreciate. I usually always get the Berry Sangria but I tired the Skinny Pineapple Mojito and was not disappointed. I ordered my usual Kale & Quinoa salad and was surprised by how much larger the portion was than the same meal at Waterfront location! Service was quick but then again it was very quiet, maybe 2-4 other tables full. I liked how even though it was getting late we were not rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Walked in Staff friendly from enter the resturant to leaving. food quality - good , service - good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great and consistent
    dtib
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We go to Joe's occasionally and the food is always good. Service is great and dessert is great. Always a good choice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waitress was superlative
    Marcia24VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    waitress was attentive and proactive with food allergies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    WineGirlVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    went for lunch with a friend. although the place wasnt full we were seated at a high table near the bar instead of a table or booth. The table was sticky but the waiter gladly cleaned it. My set of silverware was disgusting. the waiter replaced it. The spoon in that set was also dirty but I didnt need it so I didnt bother the waiter. The waiter was clearly knowledgable in wine. food was mediocre. my salmon was over done and im glad i ordered the sauce on the side otherwise it would have been too rich.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Joe’s American Bar and Grill – Braintree reviews archive.
  • Tried Something New
    mike95
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Friday night was the first night I ever went to Joe's Bar and Grill. Every time I went to the plaza I always saw it but never went in to try the food. I took my girlfriend along with me for a date night and we were greeted at the door and seated to our table with no problem, a made a reservation online which was ten times easier than calling; and speaking of the reservation I made it at eleven that friday and got the reservation no problem, which I was shocked to find. Our waiter was very nice and the food was excellent. The only thing I would say was a flaw was the noise level, if you ever want to go on a romantic date, Joe's would not be a good chose.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mothers Day Dinner
    moms
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My mother day was everything I could have hoped for. I spent it with my mom and sister out to eat dinner at Joes bar and Grill ofcourse it was crowed but we were serve with the best service and the food was great!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No prime Rib
    JSullVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We called ahead to make sure they had prime rib today Sunday as they only served on certain days in the past, the girl said they did but to our surprise after being seated we find they no longer serve it! Big sign on the wall still says PRIME RIB! So we decide to stay and order a steak, well not good, they were over cooked potatoes were dry but the spinach was good. I can get a better steak at a chain restaurant. Will not be going back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best for date night or casual lunch
    MzNanzee
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This venue was not the best choice for an Easter Sunday brunch/dinner. The ham dinners were dry and overcooked. We have eaten here before and found it to be good for burgers, and assorted pub food. This particular time we were disappointed in the food.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good
    Granny
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We go to Joe's a few times a year, but only if we have errands at the mall. This dinner was ver good, as usual, with one exception. I had a house salad with steak, and the steak was unpleasantly tough. The salad was lovely, and the steak part of the bill was comped, so I left our grad as very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better that average
    Shoreman
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Joe's Bar and Grill is a longstanding staple in the area. They offer a higher quality atmosphere for a straight forward better than average lunch. Thy have a great bar menu, salads that are consistently good, burgers that are great and also offer a menu to please the dinner for lunch size crowd. I love their steak fries. net time you need a break from the Braintree mall food court head to Joe's.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Oasis
    Dpat38VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Excellent value and escape from the craziness at South Shore Plaza. Excellent service. Crazy busy on weekends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls night out
    PJF414
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    My two sisters and I met here for dinner. The food and service were very good -- the portions were huge! The ambience is relaxed and conducive to conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing evening
    NSdiner23
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We travelled a distance to meet friends here and were very disappointed with the quality of the food, and especially the service. We waited forever for bread and had to ask many times for a glass of water. Everything came at a different time and all of the side dishes, gravies, etc were served when we were almost finished with the meal. We were presented with the bill before we were ever asked if we wanted coffee or desert. This would not be a place that I would return to...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, too bad for the service
    BelgiumVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Good food (exactly what you expect from Joe's), nice ambience, but it's a pity that this time the service was poor (no water, no bread (even not after asking for it), discussion if Zinfandel 'Folie a Deux' was available by the glass or not, having to ask for ketchup while eating fries, ketchup taken away before I was finished). We definitely go back but will hope for another waiter/waitress.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disenchanted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I used to love going to joe's during the weekends for their 16oz King Cut Prime Rib, and it was the best Prime Rib around, no contest. They also had these incredible Sangria's that were hand crafted works of art, my favorite was the Back Bay Sangria, a delicious blend of wine and spirits that was made to order & garnished w/a lemon, lime and an orange. A bit on the pricey side, but it was well worth It. My most recent visit, however, will definitely be my last. The corporate takeover robbed the place of all its "American" charms. No more King Cuts, at all & the 12oz was sold out before 7:30pm! The so called "Back Bay Sangria" was a premixture served in half the glass for the same $. They kept the name and changed everything it stood for
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    I'm usually a fan of the Back Bay Restaurant Group, but this was one of the most disappointing food experiences I've had in quite a while. The food quality was pretty poor, and the presentation was lacking. No grace in anything.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    Gabi
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    It's a great place. They got rid of one of their sandwiches which was a great, not sure why they did that. It is a cool place to watch the game and eat, or just hang out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably good
    Granny
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We like Joe's, at least the Braintree one. Others have missed the mark. The menu has recently been changed by the new owners, and is a bit less varied, and a bit more expensive, but the food is still good, and the bread is amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but loud environment
    beantownbrownie
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I really enjoyed the food at this location however the open floor plans means that everyone's conversation is affecting the volume level of the environment. Our waitress, who was great, had to circle around the table in order to get everyone's order.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Interesting . . .
    Septuagenerian
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Value should be added to recommendations above. A short but adequate wine list was reasonably priced. P rior Joe's experience limited to quick meals before Providence Bruins games. Two of us followed form and ordered from the regular menu and were not disappointed. The third ordered the evening's special and was rewarded with perfectly prepared and presented dinner of seared scallops with a coconut , lime and cilantro topping served with jasmine rice. Yummy ! At $23 it seemed out of place with the significantly lower priced entrees on the menu. When one considers the current $18 +/- per pound cost of scallops it was bargain priced. Service by our field hockey veteran waitress was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joe's American Bar & Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Joe's American Bar & Grill has a very convenient location @ South Shore Plaza in Braintree. The food was good, as was the service but the atmostphere was pretty noisey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate