About Joe's American Bar & Grill - Dedham

Joe's in Dedham is conveniently located on Route 1, directly off Route 128. For more than 30 years, Joe’s American Bar & Grill has stayed true to its roots. From our kitchen to your table, each dish we serve is New England inspired, made from scratch, and always tailored to your taste. At Joe’s, it’s not just a meal, it’s an experience.

985 Providence Hwy
Dedham, MA 02026
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Burgers, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Weekend Brunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cross Street:
Ariadne Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 329-0800

Website:
http://www.joesamerican.com/

Public Transit:
Washington St @ Holiday Inn (34E)
Washington St Opp Holiday Inn (34E)
Washington St Opp Fay Rd (34E)

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Joe’s American Bar & Grill in Dedham is available for your next special event. For business needs…breakfast meeting, power lunch or client dinner. For your social needs...birthday party, bridal shower, reunion or special family event we have the facilities, cuisine and service to deliver success

Joe's American Bar & Grill - Dedham Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.8

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
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Comfort Food (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (2)
Romantic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Even with a reservation, we waited 15 minutes to order bread and cocktails. The meals took excessively long, (our server apologized) . The chicken piccata: There was so much water on the plate because the pasta hadn’t been properly drained. There was NO sauce and the chicken looked pale white (boiled) with a slight brown color (quickly heated on grill). It was sent back, with my decline for a replacement.

Two orders of 7oz filet. One was ordered as medium well, it came out very red. The second was fine and enjoyed.

As we were celebrating our daughters engagement, our desserts were comped, which was very kind.

We’ve been patrons of this location of Joe’s for well over ten years and noticed that the overall quality continues to decline. Unfortunately, we will no longer be visiting and wish the location well.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The Menu seems more limited than years past. They did have prime rib on the regular every day menu but $29 seems rather pricey for it but the portion was excellent. It had a spice rub which had an odd church incense like flavor/scent to it, would to know what that is. It was interesting. The sides were excellent but my husband did not like his clam chowder which had a weird flavor and had to send it back. Also $3 for coffee and Iced Tea seems excessive too. The place was only 1/3 full for Valentine's Day. I loved the mashed potato and crispy green beans.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was excellent but the food was just average for the above average price. My 11 year old grandson wanted beef and had to get a $29 meal for steak tips. This was the only option.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is decent, but martinis skimpy and weak.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

All was well, very good overall.. the staff was excellent

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Disappointing menu with decreased selections.
Empty at 8pm on a Friday but service was painfully slow and inattentive.
For the money: go across to Legacy Place

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Been there before started out OK when the meal came is was like warm and looked over cooked.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Good food in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere, but wine prices much too high - $13-14 for many of their glasses of wine not reasonable at all.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Salads were exceptionally fresh and full...the grilled honey chicken soft and delicious....

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2018

There is a new ownership of Joes. The menu is small, and food (at least mine) was absolutely inedible. I complain to the wait person, and it was taken off my bill. I don't want a replacement or courtesy free meal. I have been coming to this restaurant since it was JC Hillarys. Also, the new manager, was unhelpful, and was clueless about the reservation I had. It was noon, and unlike in the past, the restaurant was empty. Obviously, news spreads about the changes.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Not what it used to be. Food was just OK, took to long, and was not particularly hot when it arrived. Long periods of not seeing our server, but she did give the birthday girls free dessert which was very nice.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Restaurant really busy with theaters letting out and shoppers calling it a day. Service kind of slow at first but picked up and was fine. Food hit the spot —especially delicious on such a cold night with its warmth and good taste.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I NEVER leave a review but so many things went wrong. We met friends there on New Years Eve.
They were out of the beer I ordered
Food came cold
Service not great

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very knowledgeable about allergies, specifically gluten.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Instant seating with friendly waiter. Before we finished two bites of their delicious warm bread our tasty salads were brought to us. Very fast service - kudos to all!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Joe’s was the perfect spot for a post Stars Wars dinner! We brought six grand children to the movie and then to Joe’s. We were seated immediately and served promptly. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. Food was perfect for this special group!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Nothing special about this place. Plenty of other restaurants around legacy place that I’d put ahead.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

No frills. Simple menu with a good variety and attentive service.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always good food, pleasant surroundings and great wait staff.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Joe's is a great option for casual dining in Dedham. I love the location to Legacy Place, making it a great before or after shopping spot! The restaurant has plenty of space to accommodate large parties.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The waiter was very nice. They recently revised the menu, with a limited selection. Overall would recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Our service was great. I liked that our server brought your yummy bread right after we were seated while we were looking at the menu. Everyone enjoyed their meals-great salads!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Bad service, bad food, ran out of dessert on thanksgiving giving special so had to buy dessert. Bad music too loud to relax. Never again

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The music was too loud and after many requests management made it clear they would not turn down the music. The turkey was excellent but the stuffing was awful. George our server was friendly, accommodating and he made up for sub par ambience.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We always enjoy going to Joes for thanksgiving. The food is better than I could ever cook and
I just eat and enjoy. It was only $25 a person for a three course thanksgiving meal.
We will be back again next year.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving. Great except the hostel sat us and it seems the water changed or she didn’t inform waiter we were there. So we sat for about 10 Mina before being greeted

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Nice easy restaurant for a family with kids. Well prepared basic food is fine for casual dining.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great experience. everyone in our party enjoyed the food and ambience. I would recommend it to all of our friends. Thanks for a great experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Healthy, Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great place for friends get together! Felt like youthful atmosphere. Food very good!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good sports bar and dining area ... our waiter "MIKE" was awesome and the food was very good !

Tags: Live Sports, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great service. Our server was very friendly and very patient waiting while our group sat chatting and catching up for a long time. All of us were pleased with our lunches. BLT and sweet potato fries were excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Joe's is consistently good pub type food. We enjoy sitting at the bar and watching a game.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband recently became gluten free due to a pretty severe intolerance, gastroenterologist's orders. Most dining out experiences result in anxiety, poor options, and the occasional error leading to a night of abdominal pain and no sleep. We were very pleased at how seriously the staff took his intolerance and at the variety of options available, including fries cooked in a separate fryer which is hard to find! The gluten free bread also wasn't the usual unpleasant frozen stuff but fresh from a real bakery and tasted so good even those in our party who don't have an intolerance ate it. No stomach pain, no issues, and a delicious meal, we will absolutely be back!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I have been going to "Joe's " since it was J.C. Hillarys. Unfortunately, it has been on a downward spiral over the years. The new menu looks great, but the quality of the food is just not what it use to be. The Caesar salad lettuce was limp, with an uninspiring dressing. But, the worst experience, was the "bread" pudding dessert. The focus should be on teeth-breaking "toast," mixed in with inadequate butterscotch "flavoring." At this rate, I wouldn't bother. I must say, the wait staff is excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Two things that disappointed me: one, I ordered Prime Rib and it wasn’t available at 6pm in the afternoon. It looks that you were not planning to offer it. Second, the waiter was on top of us rushing us into ordering even when I told him that we were not on a rush.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

As always, our group had a great time. The food was great and the server was friendly and accommodating.

We come every few months to hang out and catch up. Easy access for all of us.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Very reasonable, good food and server very accommodating with changes, we'll definitely go again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Good for a quick casual bite. Kind of loud, kind of chaotic, it's like eating at an inexpensive Disney restaurant on America.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great server and service but the food was the pits.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I had the lunch offer wherein one may choose one item from four offerings in each of three columns -- a protein and two sides. I had grilled chicken, mash and mustard bacon Brussels sprouts. My only issue was that the mash came in a little cup for some reason, and the sprouts, though yummy, were a bit too al dente for my taste. But I'd order it all again.

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