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Joe's American Bar & Grill - Framingham

3.7
162 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for Birthdays (3)
  • Kid-friendly (3)

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About

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.
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Private dining
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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Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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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What 162 People Are Saying
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3.7  based on recent ratings
3.6
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
3.4
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

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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ScanClan11 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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LesW 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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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Berna (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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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vipscooter (New England)
1.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

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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vipchefchick (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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Berna (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

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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operafan (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was just OK

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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vipMBB73 (New England)
2.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is way overpriced for the quality.

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Renee (New England)
1.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

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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MarkG (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Great time!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Waitress was very forgetful.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

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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GAanders (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

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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vipPattyP (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 24, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

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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vipSASJBC (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on July 4, 2017

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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Polishpen (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2017

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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Fiddlerfoodie (New England)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

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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vipLunch (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2017

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

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vipEVELINE (New England)
4.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

$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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jojobangs (New England)
4.0  Dined on June 1, 2017

Too expensive! The food and service were both very good but the overall cost of the meal for the 6 of us was expensive. There is no moderately priced wine on the wine list.

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