Joe's American Bar and Grill - Woburn
311 Mishawum Road
Woburn, MA 01801Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
Joe's American Bar and Grill - Woburn
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.joesamerican.com/
- Phone: (781) 935-7200
- Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Steakhouse
- Executive Chef: George Delano IV
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from Joe's American Bar and Grill - Woburn
Joe's American Bar & Grill is a neighborhood staple for Classic American cuisine. At Joe's, we focus on using the freshest quality ingredients for all our dishes as well as providing a comfortable and fun atmosphere for all our guests. Established in 1984, Joe's is a favorite for a casual lunch, a family dinner or a gathering of friends. Enjoy Joe's for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch or take-out.Continued
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- Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
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Joe's American Bar and Grill - Woburn reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since July 28, 2014
- Ambiance3.6Noise LevelModerate
great for lunch (24)good for groups (18)kid-friendly (11)great for brunch (6)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)fit for foodies (3)late-night find (2)romantic (1)Show More
- Seriously kidding waiter not so funnyyounginbelgiumDined on 11/19/2014The restaurant was pretty. The food was ok however the price for the food was too high Our waiter was border line rude We think he was trying to be funny however was not
- What happened to the old menu?AnonymousDined on 11/19/2014My food, and the food the rest of my party had, was excellent. But menu selection is much more limited than it used to be. They've switched from having a nice variety of entrees to more of a bar-food-focused menu. No complaints about the quality of the food; just the range of choices.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sat niteSatGatherDined on 10/11/2014The evening worked out well for a gathering of a group of friends who hadn't seen each other in a while. Good atmosphere for a casual, fun nite.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- LunchCaptain49erVIPDined on 10/6/2014We were searching on open table for a lunch destination and decided on Joe's. Great choice! My girlfriend is currently in a wheelchair and the hostesses we're waiting with an open door at arrival and departure which made for an easy in and out. Our waitress was great, prompt and caring. Food was very good, had a burger with all the fixings and a delicious salad!Special Features:
- VMMMDined on 10/5/2014Having had many good lunches and dinners at Joe's, we were pleasantly surprised with their excellent brunch.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Lunch Meeting PlaceRaviDined on 10/2/2014The location is convenient off both 93 and 128, that it makes for a great place to have lunch meetings. The food is always very good and the waiting staff very savvy in the way they treat customers who come there for casual business meetings.Special Features:
- Consistently WonderfulLocalResidentVIPDined on 9/30/2014I do not know if other of my reviews of this restaurant carry over but if they do, you can see I dine here regularly and rave about the consistently wonderful food and service. The menu selection is great and there are always daily specials. The kitchen cheerfully accommodates special requests.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Consistent food and servicecaptmikeVIPDined on 9/23/2014Whenever I'm in the area you can rely on the food and service at this local chain. Close to the hotels Typical American fare. Burgers steaks salads all goodSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- munchieDined on 9/16/2014I am of two minds now about Joe's. I have had very good dinners here, but the restaurant was noisy at popular times which made it difficult to carry on a conversation. More recently, we had lunch (after 1 PM). The service was extrodinarily helpful as I called ahead and mentioned I was bringing two blind guests. However, I felt the lunch fare was a disappointment. My friend had to send back her seared scallops because something was not right. My reuben was kind of boring. Other guests had meatloaf which looked like it had been waiting awhile.
- Terrific and AccomodatingLocalResidentVIPDined on 9/16/2014I am a regular here 9as you can see from the numerous reviews). What I particularly appreciate is their great service for example, they will make whatever adjustment you need to a meal to accommodate dietary needs or preferences. The food is delicious, nicely prepared, plentiful (to say the least!) and reasonably priced.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- KathleenKathleenDined on 9/9/2014The food was good, but the service was bad. Had to ask three times to get water. Took forever to get our order right. I would not recommend this restaurant
- GagaDined on 8/26/2014Great place for family and friends to gather. We have enjoyed two family reunions at Joe's. Superb service!Special Features:
- Great Service, Ambiance, good foodRaviDined on 8/26/2014For lunch, the service staff is fantastic, as is the ambiance. It can get moderately noisy due to the size of the dining hall. Food is good quality with good preparation and valueSpecial Features:
- Skimpy PortionsjkfbVIPDined on 8/20/2014I had a Cobb salad. At $14 the price was a little high, but not crazy. The problem was the portion size. After lunch I went out and got a snack since I was still hungry. Places like TGIF are similar, but much nicer portion sizes.
- The following 131 reviews are from the Joe's American Bar and Grill - Woburn reviews archive.
- tasty & plentyme1nyVIPDined on 7/21/2014Never have been to Joe's before but always saw them near highways …New Orleans style Jambalaya was touted as spicy-was not super hot but fine…many shrimp, lots of chicken & sausage within the rice. Very good…and plentiful. needed a doggie bag. Large serving of fresh tasting fish in the not overly breaded fish & chips ( can have sweet potato fries no extra charge). Clam chowder bit too thick. Only downside was the small amount of wine served in a large glass for $9 (lowest cost of any wine by the glass)…Draft beer was $5.50I would recommend this to a friend.
- Go somewhere elseOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 7/18/2014Food was fair at best Drinks stingy Service horrendous
- WaitreesOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/14/2014Our waitress was very flat and lacked enthusiasm. It was quite noisy as well.
- My mistakeHuntyDined on 7/9/2014Needed a local place to have a relaxing business meeting over dinner, as I had come from the UK the day before and was staying at the hampton connected thought joes would be ideal How wrong - We constantly felt under pressure to order, to eat, to leave Food was average and a colleague the next day also felt we were being pushed to leave ( the clue was when the waitress was brushing the floor around our table).
- Good FoodLarryDined on 7/3/2014Pros: Food is good, friendly service Cons: Music was very loud, received dinners at the table before finished eating appetizers & saladsSpecial Features:
- Blah food, weak drinksbostonreginaVIPDined on 6/28/2014We were looking for a place to have a quick bite (and didn't realize the 99 was around the corner until we were driving away), so we popped into Joe's based on the reviews here on OpenTable. It was pretty empty, even for Saturday dinner time so we got seated quickly. Our waitress was efficient and polite. Restaurant was clean and well kept, if a bit dated in the decor. Mixed drinks were VERY watered down, and food was pretty bland. Onion soup was standard. Fries were soggy, and chicken BLT was okay (however, it was SO huge that I basically had to take it apart and rebuild it). Dinner partner's scallops were tasteless, but the risotto was good. All in, was a $60 meal, which is pretty steep for something so forgettable. Wouldn't dine again.
- Great Service!lv2crzDined on 6/14/2014Met a friend here for lunch - we were engrossed in conversation and the server noticed and set up a "signal" for us to let her know we were ready to order. It was much appreciated so we could continue to talk. The special for the day was really good and the spinach and artichoke dip was awesome. Will definitely come again.Special Features:
- FoxyladyVIPDined on 6/6/2014I had not been here in years. It used to be consistently good. But my Cobb Salad was mediocre. My frien had a good fish sandwich, however. Overall nothing to recommend it.
- Consistently WonderfulLocalResidentVIPDined on 6/3/2014I dine here frequently as the food and the service are excellent. Meals are reasonably priced; staff is knowledgeable and accommodating.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DisappointingOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 5/17/2014Not the best Joe's location. Our waitress was inept, leaving empty glasses on the table, forgetting which diner ordered what and generally uninterested in her job. Food was not up to par either. The Cobb salad was a mess (where was the bacon?), ahi tuna salad featured a dry slab of what was once presumably nice tuna, and the other dishes were just gloppy. Too bad.Special Features:
- We love Joe'sOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/16/2014Joe's is one of my favorite places to eat in the Boston area. Anytime we have someone visiting from out of town we bring them to Joe's American Bar and Grill because the menu has lots of variety (even for the pickiest of eaters), the quality is incredible (I've never ordered something that wasn't delicious), and it's not too overpriced (especially with the large portions). We especially love the clam chowder - one of the best we've found in Boston! We normally dine at the Waterfront location (primarily because we love the location and ambiance), but this time we chose the Woburn location because it's the same great food without the long wait. I highly recommend Joe's American Bar and Grill to anyone!!Special Features:
- Should be better than it is...ChopsFanVIPDined on 5/16/2014Joe's American Bar and Grill tries to be an upper scale restaurant with waiters/waitresses dress in long white aprons, etc., but the true of the matter is this is just very standard fare, and always less than stellar service. Now, this isn't from someone who has been here once. I've been coming here (often) for years and now I really need to find a new restaurant as a "good ol' reliable". First they were sold to another company and over the years they have reduced the menu to one-(oversized)-sheet. And the waitstaff NEVER checks to see if you've finished your soup or salad before bringing the main course. I mean never - ever! They'll apologize or say it's to give it to you hot. But we know they truth. They just want to move you along
- Nice Place Good FoodOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/11/2014Food was good. Did not like sitting near front door/serving areaSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- home away from homeyetanothercomment2Dined on 5/11/2014I travel to this area to see my elderly mom. It is always reliable, predictably good and decently priced. it is a comfort after stressful vist,people are always super nice.Special Features:
- Fun Mom's Day LunchNHladyDined on 5/10/2014This was a great place to meet. Close to the highway and easy to find. Met my son and his wife there for Mother's Day and it was a fun place, the waitstaff was friendly and the food was good. We'd go there again for a special occasion.Special Features:
- Simply a good place to goenjoygoodstuffDined on 5/6/2014great place to meet up with friends and others. Easy access. Quick service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DisappointingOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 5/5/2014We used to go to Joe's in Woburn quite often, but this last visit we were very disappointed. The menu has change, so we decided to try two meals that we often get at other restaurants and did not care for either. The service started out fine, but after we got our meal we never saw our server until we were finished.Special Features:
- rcm 0505Insdoc76Dined on 5/1/2014Joe's American delivers a consistent food product which is nicely presented and tastes good. I have gone to this particular Joe's in Woburn for Mother's Day and other occasions, and have not been disappointed.Special Features:
- Alternative to hipster restaurantWhatsastoveDined on 4/30/2014Getting tired of these new hipster restaurants. Where food is pretty but so-so and service is something you only hear about. Joe's American bar and grill is a relief. Food is good and consistent, went with a party of 6, everyone got something different and everyone was happy about the quality and taste of the food. Service was excellent, attentive, funny and accomodating.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not a favoritemadtowneDined on 4/27/2014visited from out-of-town and no planes to go back, food was so/so for the price
- Great for the FamilyNYY29Dined on 4/22/2014Great spot for the family to celebrate special occasions. Food is excellent and the service is great. Very kid friendly. Good kid menu and the servers are good with the kids. Restaurant is also accommodating for food allergies. A definite keeper.Special Features:
- Easter TreatCookiesToScoopVIPDined on 4/20/2014Thank you Joe's for a delicious and affordable Easter Diner. The meat on your lamb shanks fell off the bone and your wait staff did a remarkable job given how busy you were with such large parties! We also really enjoyed your banana bread pudding with chocolate sauce (We use to have chocolate bread pudding with hard sauce on Easter when I was a child so it really brought me back to my childhood!). My only recommendations would be to turn down your music (or even eliminate it as it is really tough on seniors with hearing aids), serve less of your delicious mashed potatoes (not great for diabetics) and add a vegetable (I would have loved a small portion of minted peas with the lamb and / or some mint jelly with your lamb ;).Special Features:
- Success with Easter Brunch!meck152VIPDined on 4/20/2014Enjoyed Easter Brunch at Joe's and they were comfortably able to accomodate our reserved party of 11 that included 4 kids and one grandmother! Food was prepared well and service was very attentive to the range of menu requests. Price points were fine but was surprised that virtually all the brunch options were so large (three eggs, steak & two eggs, giant servings of Challah French Toast). Would have preferred somewhat less voluminous and somewhat less expensive options as it was simply too much food for lunch! Tasty but left a little too much on my plate at the end.Special Features:
- great local spotwhatsfordinnerDined on 4/19/2014returned once again for a great meal ~ our waiter, Trevor, was informative, attentive and very personable. it was the night before Easter and unusually slow ...which worked out for us since there was no issue parking/waiting (although I had done the phone head via email anyways, just in case) ~ comfort food, prepared well, in a pleasant atmosphere. cant go wrong :)Special Features:
- Terrible Dinnersrcorb22VIPDined on 4/12/2014The food was horrible and the service was even worse. What has happened to this place?
- Ruined Sword Fish & Cold CoffeeOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 4/12/2014The swordfish should never have been treated with balsamic vinaigrette. It totally disguised the taste of the swordfish and did not enhance it at all. Why do some cooks think that balsamic enhances EVERYTHING? Swordfish should be treated with lemon, capers, olive oil, herbs, and the like. The subtle flavor should not be overpowered by another powerful flavor such as balsamic. When you pay good money for swordfish, you want to taste the fish, not vinegar. The cappuccino was brought cold. The serve did bring me another hot one. The server was excellent and very nice. The veggies were pretty good.