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About Joe's American Bar and Grill - Waterfront

Experience our harbor views! 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.

100 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Burgers, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Cross Street:
Commercial Wharf

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 367-8700

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Joe's American Bar & Grill is a neighborhood staple for traditional 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.

Joe's American Bar and Grill - Waterfront Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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4.0

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3.9

value

3.8

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Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great Beer (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
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Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
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Sunday Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Location was great but food was less than expected and sadly I would classify this spot as a more expensive TGIF Friday's (and Friday's is better)

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

What a disappointment. I love the Joe’s in Woburn. The quality is great. The baby back ribs meat just falls of the bones. I guess Joe’s doesn’t hold the same quality standards for this location.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A wonderful dining experience on a busy holiday week-end. The food was great and we appreciated the kid-friendly service. Will be back

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was great, food was amazing the only thing me and my party weren’t too big on was the Caesar salad it didn’t have much flavor. Other then that this place was great, will come again!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great location, good salads, nice place to meet friends for lunch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went as a party of 6 on a rainy November night. We sat next to a very large party with a gaggle of little kids. It felt like Friendly’s . Because it was nighttime there was no view just large black windows reflecting the noisy crowded dining room.
The food and service were good. I would recommend Joe’s on the waterfront for lunch so you can enjoy the view.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Casual, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The only issue we had with our visit was the waiter, Jacob. We had to ask for everything. Coffee refills. Jam for toast. Butter. Ketchup. At no point did he offer any of these and we were continually having to flag him down for coffee during the breakfast.
He had all the personality of a doorknob. We tried to crack jokes with him and he was just not responsive at all. It was Sunday morning so maybe he was hung over from the night before?
Having been in the food service industry before myself, when a big table with 11 people is seated in your section, you take care of them knowing that a substantial tip could be involved for better and personalized service and attention.
We chose this location to treat our family and friends that came to town for our wedding the previous night before putting them on the plane back home. It did have an impact on the overall experience of the restaurant. The other servers who did interact with our table when bringing out our food were wonderful and we would have much rather had one of them waiting on us and having a good time rather than Jacob.
I would suggest management have a talk with Jacob to see if he is happy with his job or if this is even the industry he wants to be in as a career.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is very average at best. This time I ordered a BLT and the bread and the bacon where ice cold. the french fries were pretty good but all in all this is just very average. Location is nice.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Don't forget your customers at the end of the meal!! Food was great and server was friendly enough but when dessert never appeared, she seemed to bail. Manager all apologies but charged us for extra drink while we waited. Not cool.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great to have brunch on the weekends when you can sit outdoors.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

When you are looking for good comfort food, with the company of good friends, in the surroundings of a comfortable setting, and with a waterfront view, this is somewhere that you should go. Don't expect gourmet. But the bar-style, grilled food menu, beer on draft, and amicable service, makes it the perfect place for that hang-with-friends Friday get together. I'll be back for the fish and chips and a pint soon.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Joe's was just as the name implies, average. Not great and not bad. Good location right on the waterfront near the North End and Aquarium. Prices were moderate and the service was good. The lobster was a little tough but the roll was well buttered and toasted. The salads looked good and the fish sandwiches okay. Overall a good place for lunch. I think the inside could use a little freshening up.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Since we’re from out of town(Ohio), we haven’t been to Joe’s in a few years. We love the clam chowder in a bread bowl. However, we were hoping to order some seafood and didn’t find much to chose from, so we split a hamburger-which was good, just not what we went there for.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had really awful waitress Alison C. Her attitude made us feel unwelcome. She had no respect to us as a client.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great for kids!! Always a good experience here!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Joe's is an ultra-casual American menu dining spot on the Boston's busy and scenic waterfront. We were greeted rather indifferently, and taken to an inside corner table with a fantastic view of the harbor - and many flies (trying to escape). We got a table further in, which was fine. The ambient music was quite loud, but tolerable. People were generally happy
with the food, the ahi tuna salad a standout. The fries are excellent! My martini was superb. Our server was great - friendly, knowledgeable and responsive to our needs. Apart from our server, the staff seemed strangely glum. The rest room was immaculate (we were there early evening).

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Told in sharp way we didn’t have a reservation....but you can have a table anyway.
No thanks, we wanted good food and good service, wasn’t going to happen at Joe’s

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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We were shockingly disappointed by the service at Joe's. The food was good, the service was pathetic. We couldn't flag down our waitress to get refills on our drinks, and we asked 4 people for the check before finally getting up after 25min to flag down the hostess to ring us up. With 3 servers for 10 tables + a manager and a crew of people busing and delivering the meals it just shouldn't be an hour thirty for lunch, especially when you sit down ready to order.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great Calamari, bread bowls of chowder, yum, the chicken piccata is good and I also would recommend the steaks! The manager bought us a piece of cake to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, this was a very nice touch to a beautiful waterfront view, great food and good company.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Horrible food and high prices. Ordered the calamari and it arrived cold and was beyond rubbery. Disgusting. Hamburger was mediocre. Definitely expected better quality for the price. Charged $15 for a glass of wine..not the wine I ordered. Will never go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food was good but cold.. Received our main course before we finished our soups and appetizers. Overall.. meh

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Bonne nourriture, grosse portion, service impeccable! Un peu bruyant.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food! Love the location, nice view of the harbor!

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Joe's is a great neighborhood establishment. Location right by the water is amazing. The clam chowder is the best, in the city or elsewhere. The outdoor seating in the summer is wonderful. The menu always includes great seafood selections. The wait staff are always upbeat and very responsive to customer's needs.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

My party and I enjoyed the fireworks off the pier while we feasted on the good food and drinks. I love the atmosphere !

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Staff was great...prompt service....good food...great view!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Had trouble with seating. Found out reservations did not cover outside so we took a table inside. As we were being seated in a booth my wife saw a window table and asked if we could have it instead. We were told it was reserved. Less than 2 minutes later a group was being seated in the booth behind us and they too asked about the window table and were immediately seated at it. This was a different person seating them so as she passed by our booth I told her about it and she immediately offered to re-seat us at the table but we declined. After the meal I asked for the manager and told him the story. He was immediately apologetic and offered to comp the meal. I said that was unnecessary but he insisted. The incident was well handled by everyone but was an unsettling way to begin the meal. By the way, our server (looked just like Tom Brady's wife) was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Service was good...food not... hamburger undercooked...really nothing special

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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great waterfront dining. Energetic waitstaff. Enjoyed our time here very much.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our server was great. Friendly and attentive. Our drinks were good. Our food was very mediocre. The chowder was incredibly thick and rich and did not have many
Clams

Our lobster roll was fine but not outstanding. My friend had blackened fish sandwich which I think meant burnt sadly. It was just lackluster

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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I am afraid Joe's - one of my favorite "go to" spots - is slipping. One plate of food was delivered cold (it was a hot dish). Coffee was spilled through the table. Not up to their previous standards, in my opinion. Thank you.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had a great Sunday brunch at Joe's. In addition the clam chowder is the best!! The hot bread that is brought to the table, the quality of the food, the serving sizes, the numerous coffee refills -- outstanding restaurant with great views of the harbor. We have often brought out-of-town guests to Joe's for the atmosphere and food. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Nothing to recommend this place. Servers are overworked and overstretched with tourists that think they own the place. Loud; think screaming infants and mass families. Food was mediocre - an absolute waste of money - even worse - an absolute waste of time.

Way better options .

If it's the mass tourist thing you are looking for - this is the place ; otherwise - stay well away

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

We visited Joe's on the Waterfront for my son's birthday. We had a table inside, but we were right by the windows and had a great view of the waterfront. There were lots of tables out on the dock, as well. Our waiter was great and even brought a complimentary cake and sang, "Happy Birthday" to my son. The menu was pretty reasonably priced for the area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Casual, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We made reservations for inside but we were able to get seated outside when we got there . The waiter was friendly and easy going. we didn't have to wait long for our food - though we ordered sandwiches and fried fish. All 6 of us liked our meals and the Caesar salad we shared ! We would recommend it for casual dining with a great view of the water !!!

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

I think that the waitresses are very good, always checking up on you. if need something, they're right there. what I didn't like was I requested something on opentable but when I got there, it was never done so I just didn't even bother. food is a little over priced but overall I would recommend this place.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We were celebrating our sons college graduation with a weekend in Boston and decided to book at this restaurant. Everything about our lunch there was top notch. We had delicious flatbread and natcho appetizers to start. The drinks were good and the lunches were delicious. Made exactly to order. The service and atmosphere at this restaurant were very good.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Great Beer, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I was disappointed in the menu selection and food quality. It haven't eaten at Joe's in a long time. I remember it being much better in the past. The server we had was great.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2017

No parking available. A lot of road work

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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Good view good food and drinks I love the atmosphere also

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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