Joe's American Bar & Grill - Dedham
Joe's American Bar & Grill - Dedham

Joe's American Bar & Grill - Dedham

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.joesamerican.com/index.cfm/page/Home
  • Phone: (781) 329-0800
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:

    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm


    Lunch:

    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


    Dinner:

    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Durazo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ariadne Rd.
  • Public Transit: Washington St @ Holiday Inn (34E)
    Washington St Opp Holiday Inn (34E)
    Washington St Opp Fay Rd (34E)
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Joe's American Bar & Grill - Dedham
Joe's in Dedham is conveniently located on Route 1, directly off Route 128. Joe's is a local staple for fresh American cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. Guests will enjoy our dining room with beautiful Tiffany chandeliers and stained glass windows, or guests can relax and watch the game in our large lounge area with four HD flat screen TV's. Our energetic bar is open until 1:00 am every day and is the perfect place to join friends for an after work cocktail or a quick lunch or dinner. Our location is close to several area hotels, shopping destinations and the Route 128 train station. We also offer a private dining room that accommodates 60 guests, it is the perfect setting for a business meeting, special occasion or family gathering.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Joe's American Bar & Grill - Dedham reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (18)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (12)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (6)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (2)notable wine list (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Informal Business Lunch
    GianLucaVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Informal business lunch. Joe's American Bar & Grill is a safe spot for lunch. The service is good and fast, the dishes are predictable and the food is good. Good parking lot and easy to find a good table for the occasion.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a late supper.
    Hunter
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We were looking for a late dinner and this was the spot. The service was great and despite the hour, no one felt rushed. There were three of us and everyone was happy with their choices. I will say the my prime rib was a little disappointing but probably down to the last few slices at this time. Otherwise, everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sad to say but never again.
    vicki
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Sad to say but never again. This place has changed so much over the past couple of years and this was the last straw. Took Filet off the menu !!! How could you do this? Bread was not done..very doughy. My 2nd choice of the sirloin was tough and not very good. My husband ordered a hamburger no roll and when it came it looked like a burger from burger king...didn't even bother to try and make this look appetizing...just because people have health issues their dinner still needs to look pleasing. Very poor presentation. The staff was very helpful but nothing can make up for no Filet
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LoveThisPlace
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Great place to eat with the family! If my son could go there once a wk he would!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Dinner for 4
    TheDog
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We were looking last minute for a place in the Dedham area for an 8 PM reservation on a Saturday night and Joe's accommodated us! Service and food were solid as they usually are at Joe's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ms
    SusieSpeech
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Usually, Joe's is consistently excellent, across locations. For some reason, they were "off" today, both with regard to food and service. However, given their history, I'll certainly try them again. I'd never been disappointed before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to be a decent place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Used to be a decent place. Has declined considerably. Won't stay open this way for long.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • XMas Eve at Joe's
    emvelez
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We have never gone out for Xmas eve before. I am very glad we picked our old favorite Joe's American in Dedham. Had a delicious meal, great service and a nice time overall. Plus they gave us a $20 gift card which was really nice and totally unexpected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sure it was the afternoon
    serendipityVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    sure it was the afternoon of Christmas eve but the restaurant was not crowded when we arrived...service extremely slow, bread was still in the oven, food was ok but fries arrived cold and still waiting for another order when we left!...too many restaurants out there offering same kind of food so might as well go to the one that appreciates your coming.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for lunch. Wide
    baygirl21VIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Good place for lunch. Wide variety so something for everyone. Easy parking. New ownership has some additions on menu, but burgers, crab cakes and sandwiches are good choices. Downside is servers can be hit or miss, which seems to be the standard nowadays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food is always good. However,
    cars0153VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    food is always good. However, found the size of my steak small for the money
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • annual friends gathering
    susan
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Joe's is a friendly place where one can get american style food that is good and the environment is a place where one can get together and renew friendships. Good family gathering spot. Not high dining but fits the bill for a place that is easy to get to, centrally located for my purposes and good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meeting spot
    ladiesdayout
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The convenient location makes this an ideal meeting spot to connect with friends and family during this busy holiday season. Our server connected with all ages in our party and helped to set the mood for a fun time. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, neglectful service
    BellaB
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The food here was good, not great but still good. Our server was very neglectful. She stopped by maybe 3 times the entire time we were there, once for drinks, once for food, and the last to give us our check (which too forever to get). She had a large party as we'll but did not seem to be present at their table either. I can understand if it had been a busy night but the restaurant appeared very slow.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very pleased
    meee
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    We were very happy with a recent trip to Joe's. The service was excellent - happy and prompt. And the food was delicious. Even my kids were thrilled, and they tend to be picky eaters.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underrated
    notafoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Joe's is a very solid choice for a casual dinnner or lunch. The food is always good to very good. Prices are more than reasonable. Our server last time was outstanding. Lots of personality and just an excellent representative for the restaurant. We would go back in a second.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Able to accomodate big groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Even on a Friday evening, we were able to make a reservation for 10 people. Great space.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Joe's still delivers good food
    Lulu
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We enjoyed our meal. It's not fancy, but if you want a decent burger or to customize your meal - Joe's is a good place to go. One of our party has a gluten allergy and they were very accommodating and even have a dedicated fryer (love those sweet potato fries). Also have a decent selection of beer and wine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than reviews
    SweetpeaVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We almost didn't eat at this place because of the reviews. Boy am I glad we did - all four of us really enjoyed our meals. The food was wonderful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!
    gail
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    The Joe's in Dedham is terrific. Delicious ribs, very ample portions, convenient, accommodating. The prime rib was delicious, as well. The noise level was high, but the restaurant was busy. Once the crowd died down, so did the noise level. Considering the number of people, wait staff was very helpful. On the flip side, the Joe's in Braintree was a different story and we won't go back again. They forgot to bring one of the meals so 3 people were eating while one was watching; forgot to bring knives for the prime rib (which wasn't terrific), the waiter must have been new because he never came over to ask if we needed anything. When all is said and done, we'll be back to Joe's in Dedham very soon. It's wonderful as is the help!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our appetizers, meals & wine
    Mollygirl
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Our appetizers, meals & wine were very good. service was excellent. Definitely will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish Sandwich (second review)
    ALANVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    First, I want to thank Joe's for the make good on the Cajun rub fish sandwich. For those diners who have expectations of a fine experience with the entrée, you may want to consider another. Once again the cod (not halibut as before) was dry, and the cold slaw (again) was also dry and tasteless. The burgers are great, as is most every other entrée. I still love Joes, and will continue use going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was quite good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    The food was quite good and a great value at the price. The restaurant itself is very nice and works well for small or large groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food...high prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    I find the food just ok, particularly when being charged such high prices. If it weren't for the location, it would not be a restaurant I'd visit often. It's just ok.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cajun Fish Question
    ALANVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    First, let me say, that I love Joes....and I am hung up on the Cajun fish sandwich with a side of cold slaw. Usually the fish is haddock, and the Cajun seasoning works; this time it apparently was cod....really not good--was dried out. The "creamy" cold slaw was not creamy, but dry and tasteless....did I complain...just a passing comment about the cold slaw....will I return...of course.....been coming to Joes when it was JC Hillarys......this was a friendly FYI.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Near-Perfect meeting place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Great location with access from all directions. Food & Drink options and quality are quite good. Hostess & Wait-service very courteous & accomodating. Unfortunately timing included family with two toddlers that were screamers with no adult supervision as they were totally uncaring of the situation. Just unlucky coincidence.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall good meals
    lin9999
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    We met another couple for a casual dinner at 6:00 on a Tuesday night. We made a reservation but probably wouldn't have needed one until 7:00 or so. By then the dining area was fairly full with different size families and groups. Our waitress was very attentive without being overbearing. I had the baby back ribs which were awesome, the guys had burgers which were very good and filling and another had a chicken pasta dish of which she finished every bite. Although they don't offer Malbec by the glass anymore the wine list was okay. We all felt the menu was quite varied and the the food was a good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You can always depend on Joe's
    EastCoastGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    The food choices are excellent and the meals and sandwiches are very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New management, new menu.
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    New management, new menu. Prime rib was very very good, however the kitchen sent out an old cold baked potato! Never should have seen the dining room. It's replacement was PERFECT! Ruben was tasty but lacked the portion of fillings the we came to expect. Our server was less than attentive, and had to be tracked down to replace the potato and then to get the check. Would return, good place for a bite after a movie or to meet friends.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service but good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    The experience started out well and the server greeted us within a minute of being seated. The hosts were very accommodating. After we ordered, everything fell apart. After 30 minutes, I got up to ask about our food. There was a bit of scrambling by the hosts but it took ten more minutes to be served our dinner. I hope they are able to remedy the service issue because the food was good!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a meeting at lunch.
    DrBob
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    We had a customer meeting about an ongoing project. It needed to be a place with good food that our customer from NJ could find without a lot of hassle. This worked out well both in terms of the food and in being able to have our discussion without a lot of distractions. I would do this again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really Bad Service
    SMACVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    9 minutes to be greeted, 19 minutes for drinks without even an acknolegement of a delay. Food arrived on top of salads and no awareness of how service was. Most of the staff huddled in corner while tables went unnoticed. Poor!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chose this as a convenient
    UMparentVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Chose this as a convenient location to Legacy Place. If you are going to eat here I suggest you order a basic meal. My husband ordered a burger and enjoyed it while my daughter ordered a salad with tuna on it that was overcooked. The mussel appetizer was edible but needed some flavor. It took a long time for the waitress to return to the table and take our order.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rainy night dinner
    westbridgeyum
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Joe's was a perfect place to meet family from out of town on a very stormy night. We all arrived a little early and Joe's took us right away. Our server Sully was the best! Great service, the food was good as always and the price is reasonable. Thanks Joe's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crowded and slow service
    Reggie
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    We waited awhile before we saw our server and then even longer for our drinks. Food was good, but the need more staff
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic