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

Joe's American Bar & Grill - Dedham Details

  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "It has been awhile since I face been to Joe's. The dining room could use a face lift, but the servers were pleasant and the food was really good. Really large portions as well!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The foods still acceptable, but since the new owners, the prices are up and this place is not such a great value. Plus they were out of strawberries for the strawberry waffle and delivered a burger with the wrong cheese and the broccoli side appeared frozen not fresh. The good news is that since business appears to be declining you can get a seat pretty readily. I wrote management with my complaints/suggestions about a previous visit and never received a reply."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The entrees, while not expensive at $17 - $23 (steak higher), are more expensive than they should be for the quality of the food. I had a roast 1/2 chicken and my spouse had the fried chicken. Neither were very appetizing - not moist, not hot, no sauce for the roast chicken. The mashed potatoes were chunky, dry, and luke warm. And vegetables are extra. The service was good but didn't make up for the poor meal. There are much better choices across the street at Legacy place, in Dedham Square, or down the road in Norwood. I won't be visiting again for a long time."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We are fairly regular here. Sometimes the food is very good; sometimes it's average. Service is usually decent if not excellent. The prices are a little high for the quality and amount of food. It feels like it is trying to approach Coach Grill/Abe and Louie's, other restaurants in the restaurant group, but the quality is not there yet."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Prices are up, food quality is down. Stiff cold chicken on top of an awful salad. How can you mess that up. Chicken must have been sitting for a couple of hours. Chile looks and tastes like it came out of a can. Dried up cheese spread on the top of it as well."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Enjoyed another nice meal with friends. When others ask "what's good" here, I always say everything!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Joe's is a middle of the road restaurant. Everything was just fine and our servers were very nice. I would go back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I brought a group of friends to dinner and was very disappointed at the seating. Even though the entire restaurant was open, and the back area was totally empty, there were several large groups seated in the same front of the restaurant area. It was so noisy that conversation was nearly impossible. We would have stayed for dessert and coffee but for the noise level....."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "With the price I am being charged and the foods they brought on my table, I wouldn't want to pay this much for this kind of foods. I don't think I want to come back in for foods."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "This restaurant can accomodate large groups. We had 9 people and they sat us at 1 large round table, which was very accomodating. It was very busy, but the food came fairly quickly, and it was excellent. The only complaint was that 6 of the 9 bread dishes were dirty. Strange start to the evening, and definitley concerning, but everything was uphill from there. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Good food and service. Pleasant atmosphere. A convenient spot to meet friends."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Our waiter was very attentive and thorough. He did not forget a single detail. There were 4 of us dining and each of us ordered with a slight modification to the menu item. When our food came out, every adjustment we requested was accounted for. We never had to wonder where he went because he came back to our table with perfect timing each time. We stood around a while after paying the check because we were still catching with each other. He never made us feel rushed for our seats. The overall experience was consistent with all the times I've gone to Joe's American Bar and Grill. The staff if trained really well and the food is always great. I can't think of a single thing I would have liked them to do differently. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Beer list perfect. Wine list poor by glass so did not order. Food was poor, second chance btw. Ha burger had hard chewy gristle.roll fell apart after cutting. Sweet potatoe fries were the highlight. I have also had the calamari and artichoke dip mediocre. For the money go else where. Don't expect much food wise."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Legacy is just across the street and the dining options there are plentiful but Joes used to be "the spot" before Legacy was built. In Joes before life in Dedham it was busy and crazy and noisy. But now it has just the right amount of people to feel popular yet you feel special. There was no line, staff was attentive and the food was just as good if not better than some of the Legacy hot spots. The tuna tartar was delicious and presented in a very creative and attractive way. All our other food choices were acceptable and delicious. Thanks for a lovely evening. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "3 of us had lunch and we were all pleased with our lunch. One had a salad with kale and she was Delighted with the combination in her salad. The other also had a salad - w/chicken. There was A generous portion and she took some home. I had a cascades and they were very cooperative Making it the way I wanted it. The other 2 had tea and were pleased with their choices."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Came here with my girlfriend to get a burger. It was good, however it was way overpriced for what we got. If I want a burger, I think I'll stick to another restaurant where I can get better quality for a cheaper price. When we arrived, we were greeted and immediately served. Service was good. We ate and were out on our way within 45 minutes."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "While the service was good, food was all right but overpriced. All sides are $4 extra which raises final bill significantly. Probably will not return."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My burger was very disappointing very dry and kind of tough"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive but not overbearing. The food was rather disappointing. We both ordered sandwiches; my partner's sweet potato fries were cold and not particularly good. The tuna sandwich was supposed to have wasabi but I certainly could not taste it. There are many other restaurants that offer a meal for similar prices with food that is much better. Will not be returning here again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "What myself and my family enjoy is the consistency of the food. You can always depend on fresh tasting entrees, salads, app and all. Even new ownership (I believe) has not changed. Portions are satisfying. A good all american choice."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "It was a busy night and I understand waiting 20 minutes past your reservation time to get seated, however, I do find it hard to comprehend how 3 hours into dinner service you run out of chicken. Was extremely disappointed that they did not have the key ingredient for the dish, I wish the waitress had told us prior to taking our order."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Jumped on Open Table to find a place in Dedham area where we wouldn't have to wait. Got a 6:45 reservation for Joe's American Bar and Grill. Reservation worked well. Walked in and were seated right away. Overall experience just OK....bread plates had a dirty film on them...all had to go back. Waitress was sweet, but not great. She ended up spilling soy sauce on my husband's lap, but did apologize profusely. Food overpriced...just OK. We left agreeing it was OK, but not necessarily a place we'd go back to anytime soon. Not Your Average Joe's definitely has this chain beat."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Host was rude and the food is way over priced for such small portions of average quality."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The dark wood old-library-feel is comfortable any time of day, but we get far, far better service at lunch and the portions at mid-day are every bit as generous as at dinner. The American Comfort Food (chilli, ribs, chicken pot pie) is satisfying, but the wine list is a major limitation. There are only American wines and all at a premium price. While it was a satisfactory evening, we will not hurry back."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "It wasn't Joe's best night. On the positive side, we were seated immediately, and all the staff was very friendly. The appetizer bread and the buffalo chicken fingers are always excellent, and they did not disappoint. It seems like the menu has recently had a makeover, and the prices have gone up significantly. The short rib with potatoes was good, but not great and overpriced. For some reason, our child's food came out a few minutes after everything else. They apologized, but it should have been the other way around. We will be back, but we'll probably stick to our standby of honey chicken salad or a burger. $9-$11 is a little steep for a glass of wine. The sandwiches are all more reasonably priced."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We go there quite a bit lately, became they serve food late and it is on the way home from the hospital. In doing so we found that the food is pretty good! We all went back for Valentine's day as a family. THANKS"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went here for valentines day. We had a reservation and were sat immediately. The restaurant was busy because of valentines day but it didn't have that busy feeling. Our server was fantastic - very personable and attentive. We started with some cocktails and nachos. The drinks were a bit weak and a tad expensive but still tasty (I got a rum runner). The lobster ravioli that I had was fantastic and my girlfriend's blackened chicken was seasoned just right. I would definitely recommend and I can't wait to dine again"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been to Joe's many times and have found it to be slightly above average on almost every dimension. It was not any where near the top of my list for a Valentine's dinner but I forgot to make reservations. So, we ended up there. What a wonderful surprise. The food was awesome and the service was as well. We had a very nice dinner and was pleased with everything."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great place to eat with the family! If my son could go there once a wk he would!!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Used to be a decent place. Has declined considerably. Won't stay open this way for long."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "food is always good. However, found the size of my steak small for the money"
    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."
    Dined on 12/13/2013