Joe's American Bar & Grill - Fairfield

4.1
124 reviews
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Near Jennings Park and the Connecticut Turnpike, Joe’s in Fairfield features classic American cuisine set in a casual and comfortable atmosphere that is perfect for happy hour, a business lunch, or a family dinner. Our large open dining room features a cozy fireplace, two outdoor patios are perfect for alfresco dining aficionados, and the energetic bar serves as the perfect setting for a gathering of friends. Joe's menu features boldly flavored, classic American comfort cuisine crafted with the freshest ingredients and the extensive beverage menu offers multiple specially crafted cocktails, beers, and wines. Feast on the classic Fairfield's best Burger, Nachos or a Lobster Roll. At Joe’s, it’s not just a meal, it’s an experience!

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We’re serving seasonally-inspired dishes this Thanksgiving. So reserve your table now and bring your appetite!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What 124 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was very courteous and pleasant. The food was cooked well and the quality was great.

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I came for brunch on Sunday with some old high school friends. We all turned 60 this year! Our waitress was wonderful! She was very patient with us, knowing that we had a lot of catching up to do.
The mimosas were great, but the food was just ok. My eggs actually, were practically raw despite being ordered over medium.
I didn't want to complain as it was more about the company than the food.

J
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ford was good service was great. The bread is out of this world. Meatloaf was terrific. Mac and cheese a little bland. BLT excellent. We had a really nice time. Worth the trip

DG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ordered Prime Rib an Filet Mignon. The Filet Mignon was delicious and tender. The Prime Rib was good, but a little chewy.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food - I had the shrimp scampi - delicious!
My dad has the ribs and really enjoyed them. Our group also had meatloaf, chicken parmigiana and burger - all very good.

ER
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it because it some favorites - salmon and clam chowder.

JT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The fish and chips for both adult and child menu were too breaded and greasy. My grandson would not each much of his cod because the grease ran out. I picked of most of my breading/ grease, and ate only half the ( non overdone) fries.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible and the huge place was empty. No reason for the bad service we received.

z
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Mothers Day dinner. Great service, quick seating. Plenty of food

j
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great mothers day meal. everything was great. e will visit again very soon.

D
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was for a Mother’s Day family dinner for 7 people.

Initially, I had reservations for 2pm on Mother’s Day for a different made through Open Table.

I received a call at 5:30 the day before canceling those reservations. In a scramble, I found a table at Joe’s American Bar & Grill at 3:30 on Mother’s Day.

Despite this being a very busy day, Joe’s American got us in ON TIME!!! The food was extremely good and quite affordable. The service was very good as well.

I probably should call that other restaurant and thank them for canceling because I do not think we could have had as good a time there!!!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The restaurant way overbooked for Mother’s day and we waited in a jam packed entranceway for 45 minutes WITH a 1pm reservation. The poor hostess had to deal with lots of angry customers, 2 of which got into an argument. Once seated, everything else was good.

MD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother's Day was a success! As always Joe's American Bar & Grill delivered on outstanding service and always delicious meals. Thank you for making Mother's Day a special day.

EG
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding again. Value is superb

PP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Joes in Fairfield the food and service is outstanding!

f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Awful waitstaff -- did not like their soup so kindly returned it yet they kept it on the bill

KR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff is great. Love the atmosphere. you can talk to your friends and hear them.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good atmosphere, just a little pricey.

CY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe's is one of my husband's and my favorites. In this case, four ladies and I had lunch there, and we all enjoyed our food. I had originally reserved for eight, but had three cancellations at the last minute. Even though there was a table set for eight, the staff cheerfully sat us at a round table, just the right size. The only problem we had was that a child was screaming the entire time, and apparently the mother did nothing to quiet it. I don't think that screaming brats should spoil restaurant experiences for others.

MD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the start the team at Joe's American Bar & Grill was stellar. The event was in celebration of my mother's 90th birthday with 36 of her friends and family at hand. I choose Joe's from my past experiences with this restaurant , the food and service have never been a disappointment , so it was natural to celebrate my mother's big day where I knew everyone would come away having a great time. My family and friends could not stop talking about how wonderful the day was, in particular the wait staff was outstanding, very attentive. The food was, as always, fabulous!. The team at Joe's could not do enough for us to make this day special for my mother. A very special Thank you to Deborah Stein, the General Manager at Joe's . She helped guide me through the process of planning the event, which was essential to a successful day. I highly recommend Joe's American Bar & Grill in Fairfield,CT for your next event, or lunch, or dinner night, you will not be disappointed.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible. Waitress forgot the appetizer and bread. She never refilled our water and even brought the check before we ordered coffee. She then had an attitude when she had to revise the bill. The food was mediocre. The last time I went to Joe's was 15 years ago and I had the same experience. Apparently they still haven't gotten their act together.

MD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience

C
Caribbean
36 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Always reliable. Servers are always extremely kind to my elderly dad. On this past visit, though, they must have been understaffed, as we had long waits for everything. Our waitress was running around like crazy — it seemed as if she was doing someone else’s job as well as her own. Had a nice meal regardless.

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went on St. Valentine's Day for dinner. Very noisy and crowded. Meal was very good. Had a young woman with autism with me who the staff all know. They were amazing with her! Patient, kind, even gave her a rose, hugs and a small loaf of bread to take home. Noisy, busy places are difficult for her but waiters/waitresses made it a memorable evening! We will be back!

TK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Yes, I would recommend your place but tell people not to drink, your 1 cocktail cost more than our dinner, to much money for a hamburger and drink.

MD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impromptu lunch with my Sister and Mother. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent!

MM
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

New Year’s Day... ... slow service.... but overall ok

MD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made the reservation to take my Mother, her friend , my Aunt , and my Cousin from New Jersey out for Lunch to celebrate the New Year. As the elders in the family get older it is easier for them to travel during the day than at night. The day was perfect and the staff was most accommodating and gracious.

JW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It was our office holiday lunch (6 people)
Appetizers very good, but entree my chicken piccata was too thin, and thus a bit over cooked. It's nice they have a $7 glass of wine that is actually quite good! Nice people

PV
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Stopped
Form quick light dinner. Service was
Perfect very efficient. Food
Was perfect just enough for ligjtbfare
Would highly reccomemd this restairamt

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome service!!

BP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Understand we had a big party. Our waitress was great & the only one serving all of us. She did her best however majority of the meals came out incorrect or missing things. Burgers asked to be well done came out pink in middle.

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice place. Great ambiance-dark but loud enough so groups feel comfortable. We were a group of 8 at 6 on a Saturday. The place was filling up around 8. Great food and service.

TT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat while visiting our son at college. Great variety of food, nice service and lively atmosphere.

M
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and staff. Professional and courteous

w
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Convenient, lively restaurant - fun times...can't go wrong!

KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and friendly. Frequent updates on food arrival. Timely seating w reservation.

RJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Problems all the way around. Asked for bread. "It's being made right now." Took 20 minutes to get bread to table. When dinner came, two of the four came with the wrong side dish. My chicken sandwich was cold. The lights flickered on and off through the entire meal... we kept thinking the power was about to go off. I think this place is really for burgers because it seemed that was what most people were eating.

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was very disappointing for the price. At those prices, food should be better quality. Never going back.

FC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Waiter was very good always a smile on his face. Date said prime rib was very good. My salad with grilled chicken (dry) was OK. Price a little high.

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