Permanently Closed - Joe's American Bar & Grill - Framingham

3.8
173 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Joe's in Framingham is conveniently located in between the Mass Pike and Route 9 in Shopper's World. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Lounge open until 11 p.m.)
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Lounge open until 12 a.m.)
Weekend Brunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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Phone number
(508) 820-8389
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room can accommodate up to 20 guests, and features beautiful floor to ceiling paneled windows. It is the perfect spot for a family gathering, business luncheon, or special occasion.
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Private party contact
Sabrina Blais: (781) 935-7200
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Fish sandwich was gross, couldn’t eat it. Waitress brought me the wrong beer.

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New England
45 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was great! Food left much to be desired! Hamburger was over done, not juicy and thin pattie. Potatoes were not hot--on the cool side. My husband's chicken was also overdone. Not what we are used to or expect.
I will return but may be the last time if this continues! The place was not particularly busy so there was no excuse for food not being acceptable.
Thanks but I hope to see an improvement!
Barbara

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R
New England
40 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Joe’s is a good, solid meal. Nothing overly fancy. Generally good service. Friendly atmosphere. Reasonable prices.

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1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place has dramatically declined. Interior is beat up and incredibly dirty with torn fabric benches with duck tape over rips. Doesn't even looked like the place has been vacuumed in weeks. Food was on par with cafeteria style food at best. Not a place we will return to and I even question the ownership chain for allowing this place to remain open and be in this state it is in and serve food to the public.

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JN
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the people who greet you at the door to the wait staff, I find the staff to be very pleasant. The food is reasonably priced and quite good. The atmosphere is very pleasant. Making the reservation by internet was so easy. Thank you.

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JD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating staff and great brunch! Would highly recommend for any occasion.

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A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe's was very accommodating for our party of 10 for Mother's Day brunch. With our late reservation, space was limited, but they were able to make wonderful arrangements for us. We had a lovely Mother's Day celebration at Joes

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New England
85 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Another good meal at Joe’s ......I have always found the food to be consistent and the service was great!

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MC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Usually go to the Dedham Joe's and have a very good experience. Our experience at Framingham was not up to the same level. The quality control seems to be lacking. Ordered the nachos and some of the tortilla chips tasted stale. The bread to a while to come out but then didn't seem cooked through. Ordered a medium well NY strip but had to send it back because it was too bloody. It came back unevenly cooked. The icing on the cake was the dirty cup used for my child's ice cream cup. Won't be visiting this location ever again. I was grateful for the waitress that tried her best to make the experience better.

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a really nice meal in the bar area. The service was excellent. Not too little not too much. The food came out exactly as expected. No complaints.

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KG
New England
44 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were early for dinner so the restaurant wasn't quiet. Service was very good, our waitress very attentive. Our meals were also quite good, chowder and French onion soup to start; salmon and lobster roll for entrees. The crème brulee a little disappointing but otherwise just as we expected.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is pretty good. Their bread is really good. The service was super slow but our server was nice and did a good job.

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SC
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Good food, great service, location is starting to feel a bit tired, but it's always a dependable choice.

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LW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated dads 88 birthday - Tamara was awesome and will request her and the room we had - we drove up from Hartford. We will book again for the end of March for moms 83

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We shared the mussels appetizer. We will return just for these, they were simply delicious!! Also ordered chicken and broccoli penne and fish and chips. Both were great. Service was friendly and very quick. Thought wine was a bit pricey but really no complaints, we’ll be back.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The restaurant was in dire need of a facelift. Rugs looked dirty and worn. The food was not presented well and had no taste. Our waiter was great. Very disappointed as I loved Papparazzi and Abe and Louies.

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c
New England
36 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Joe’s is always fine. Good sandwiches, burgers; the Devilish Eggs app was tasty today.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We reserved for brunch on New Years Day. We arrived a little late but our table was available, in fact the restaurant was not too crowded at all. Our server was very friendly and attentive. I had the lobster frittata which was good but I think my husband made the better choice - the cheddar omelette which also came with really good fries - I helped! -and an English muffin. Our coffee and cappuccino were both good.

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o
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have frequently eaten at Joe's in Needham with our whole family, and have been pleased in the past. However, last week our experience was not satisfactory. Our food arrived at different times, and some of the food was not properly cooked, specifically, the children's pasta. In addition, the Cobb salad lacked some of the key ingredients. WE did report the pasta problem to our waitress, and the manager did take it off the bill. The other meals were satisfactory.

The waitress was very cheerful and pleasant, but did seem overworked, so we did not make any other requests. We will have to think carefully about whether we wish to come back again.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were thankful they were open on Christmas Eve. The waitress was wonderful and so kind to the kids. Food was great!

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BH
New England
55 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was just OK

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Got seated immediately with our OpenTable reservation. Great staff all around from greeters and waitstaff. Looking forward to going back!

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MB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food is way overpriced for the quality.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Brought the salad and main course out at same time. Lame excuse. Potatoes were not as listed on menu. Restaurant is probably on way out. Did not care for waiter. Felt he was lackadaisical and not interested in pleasing customers. Whatever?

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MG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was good; our server was attentive without being intrusive. The food was good. My clam chowder was tasty but tepid. Three burgers ordered were undercooked compared to how they were ordered. The menu is limited in the sense that there are not pages and pages of options. But there are about a 1/2 dozen burgers to choose from, a handful of salads, a good selection of appetizers, etc. The price-to-value ratio is on the low side. Our meal, including tip, was about $25/person and that was with no appetizers (except 3 soups) and no alcohol.

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Waitress was very forgetful.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Our waitress was pleasant and attentive.
The restaurant was quiet, with several tables filled at 6:30PM.
We shared a rack of ribs which contained very little meat on them and had little flavor.
The potato wedges were extremely dry.
The coleslaw was tasty.
Overall, the experience was not satisfying.

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EB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I was craving a steak so we went. Everything was "fine", but it was dead and nothing was memorable or interesting or special. If you are looking for a quiet and decent place to take older folks where noise might be an issue, this would fit the bill.

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GA
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A group of 7 had a very nice time with no problems, our waitress was absolutely wonderful !

We do this every 3 months, up to 12 of us, It's getting more difficult for larger groups to make reservations which is why we removed Border Cafe (Burlington MA) from our list of restaurants because Border Cafe does not accept reservations and seemed hostile to our large group.

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PP
New England
67 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for lunch and catching up with friends. Delicious ahi tuna salad and burgers. Friendly wait staff.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice children's menu. Calamari tough, ribs properly cooked but BBQ sauce sweet and bland, burger OK. Not a good value.

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SA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best gluten free chicken piccata I've ever had. Servers were stretched a bit thin, but service was good and pleasant.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great but I thought the pricing was a little on the high side.

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New England
633 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Joes has been better than this but after dining at a few locations over the past couple of years think that the downtown Boston location on Newbury Street is the only one I'd consider in the future. It was July 4th so the short staff may have to do with this poor visit. Service was slow, the chow so so. Only the burger was good... along with the fries. Also, very pricey on their house wines by the glass... their own label.

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit to Joe's American Bar and Grille. It's not the first time we've been and we will definitely return. I had a turkey burger with the most delicious honey wheat bun and a cranberry mayo that was very tasty. Our server was very attentive, polite and gracious.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is always good at Joe's but compared to other spots with more consistent service the prices are high. I have no problem paying $30 for a steak if it's a good meal but really, a salad with that is extra? Also, the last couple of visits to this location the service has been spotty. Certainly not giving up on them, we've enjoyed Joe's, but if I'm going to pay over $80 for dinner for two all in, I expect a little more.

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D
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food nice quiet pace
Friends in from out of town able to catch up without feeling rushed

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EV
New England
84 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the chili lime chicken salad. It's one of the best I had.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

$100 is too much for one entree (Mac n cheese) and one appetizer (fish tacos) and a couple drinks. Only brought out one meal, which got cold while we waited for the second one. Also didn't apply the $15 off from the "welcome" email I booked the resi through. Disappointing since we used to dine here frequently.

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