Jake n JOES Sports Grille - Waltham

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$30 and under
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Welcome to Jake n JOES Sports Grille in Waltham, located at 70 Market Place Drive off of I-95 N Exit 26.

Voted NBC10’s Boston's Best Sports Bar! We proudly serve a classic American Pub menu featuring Wings, Burgers, Seafood, Mac n Cheese, Appetizers and Featured Specials at reasonable prices with great service.

Jake n JOES is known for Hand-Crafted Cocktails, Craft Beer and Classic Cocktails to accompany our Weekday Menu Promotions…perfect for an after work gathering.

A large bar, lots of tables and large outdoor patio help to create a fun atmosphere with a great crowd. Guaranteeing a view from any seat to watch the game with our state-of- the- art HDTV’s and sound system. Never miss your favorite team as NFL Sunday Ticket and most of the major sporting events are always available. Jake n JOES is the BEST place to watch the game!

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vip82much
New England
34 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very quiet night before all restaurants were shut down due to the Pandemic.

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Cheryls
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

The wattress was not very good had to go to bar to get water and many times had to track her down

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience2

I made a reservation using Open Table at Jake N' Joes in Waltham, Ma. I specifically requested a standard table and not a high top table, as I have 3 children 4 and under. After checking in with the hostess, we were told they only had high top tables that could seat 7 people and standard tables were not available, and that a high top table was requested. The manager eventually came over and was absolutely no help at all. The only two options that were given, one of which was a high top table and the other was to split up the party to two tables, which were close to each other, which did not make sense, as we were getting together with family for dinner. I was very disappointed in the service we received and that we were forced to wait 30 mins for them to figure out where to seat us. This was especially difficult with 3 children under the age of 5.

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Beanpea
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always enjoy Jake n Joe’s. Great halfway point for meting our friends who live north of Waltham while we live south of Waltham. And we always do a Market Basket run before meeting them.

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ShDo
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We had reservation for 8 people. Waiter was slow & unhappy.
7 orders came together - 1 order was put in wrong by waiter. That one person received her meal when the 7 others were just about done eating. No one said, we wont charge you or here’s a free drink and no one apologized.
Will not return to Jake n Joe’s

Jake n JOES Sports Grille - Waltham
Responded on February 20, 2020

Hi ShDo, Thank you for reviewing us. It is always good to hear feedback on our guest's visit. It sounds like we didn't provide a great experience, and for that I apologize. If you could provide me with further details as to what time of day you visited, I'd love to follow up with the server and manager on duty to see where we missed the mark, and to improve on our follow through. Please contact me via email at your earliest convenience. I'd love to connect. Thank you.

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ElizabethK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was very good - wait staff very attentive. Food was good - portions were great.

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LisaB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was good and food was good enough, but it is sooooo. LOUD (not “energetic”).. can’t have a conversation across the table without yelling and the techno background music made it even worse. I’m all for a lively bar scene, but they really really need to do something to absorb sound and manage the music.

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vipDavidM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy time spent at Jake and Joe's. Our Servers were great tonight. They all went out of their way tonight to make sure we were taken care of.

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JohnM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Admittedly a little underwhelmed at the prospect of trying a self proclaimed “sports bar” as so many are equally predictable and not usually very exciting in the menu options. About 18 months ago we decided to give it a try based on convenient location for our group coming from north and south and driven heavily by the option for out door seating. Ever since that first time our experience as far as great service, tasty food options (always including an impossible burger), and good value overall has been consistent. Our server last night, Camila, was stellar. So friendly, attentive, and juggled our large group really well.

Jake n JOES Sports Grille - Waltham
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us! We appreciate your patronage and continued support. I will certainly follow up with Camila and commend her, while also bringing it to our entire staff for how great service can lead to a great experience. I hope you had a great holiday season. We look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Mike Boucher General Manager Jake n JOES - Waltham

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KevinD
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

everything was fine. Have been here numinous times for going away parties, lunch with wife and or co-workers to business lunches and I am always satisfied with the food and the service

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Beth
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Not your typical sports bar fare-- though all of the usual suspects are available. The menu is quite diverse and everything I've ordered has exceeded expectations! Everyone in my big group was happy with their choices- from flatbreads to cava bowls to chicken wings! Our waitress was very sweet and everyone who stopped by our table to help was fantastic.

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AndrewS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time catching up with a few family from out of town. Food and atmosphere were awesome!

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vipDavidM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy our dinning experience at Jake and Joe's. We gotten to a place where have great relation with our wait staff. It is one of our favorite spots to go to and enjoy the evening.

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vipWilliamS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Have been here a couple times and have generally had a decent experience. Made a reservation for my birthday dinner and once we got there, we were told they were closing early due to the snow (which was barely coming down by this point.) I understand the need to close early employee safety, etc but not one called, texted, e-mailed or anything to say that they had to cancel the reservation. We ended up going next door to Not Your Average Joe’s and we were able to salvage the night. I want to like this place but this experience was pretty disappointing.

Jake n JOES Sports Grille - Waltham
Responded on December 3, 2019

Hi William, I'm sorry to hear you did not get to enjoy your birthday with us due to an early closure. I will use this as a great example of the importance of confirming reservations and relaying appropriate info to our valued guests in future instances of inclement weather. I will be sure to touch base with the manager on duty and ensure proper protocol is followed moving forward. Thank you for your time in letting us know. We hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Mike Boucher General Manager

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DianeB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

DISAPPOINTED in the reservation process. Jake n Joe's did not acknowledge the reservation. We needed to have any early reservation, 2 hours before game time. Other tables had reservation signs, and they were never filled. We did not get the table we requested and we request one every Sunday.

Jake n JOES Sports Grille - Waltham
Responded on October 29, 2019

Hi Diane, I apologize for your past experience on Sunday, and would like to know more. I see that you did not have a reservation based on our history. Did we have an error while you booked it or did Open Table not confirm? With 4:30 games it is difficult to reserve seating at gametime as we tend to go on a wait as we approach 3-3:30. In order to accommodate reservations, we suggest a timeframe of 1.5-2 hours before game time as seating opens up as the 1pm games go to half time.

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vipRobert
New England
51 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good meal in an enjoyable environment

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That did a great job for a last minute party of 14

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Patrick
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was busy and I guess our waitress was at the end of her shift as the poor thing looked exhausted. My mom's order got messed up, but they gave us the meal for free. The food is decent and it's a good price to go eat. I do love that hey have a lot of Keto friendly menu options (e.g. low on starches/carbs)

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Steve
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent sports bar. Great place on sundays! Packed house but we’ll staffed.

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vipmorrongiello
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another fine evening with Jake and Joe

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vipOutsideguy
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome spot for some great American food (I love the basics) and sports as far the eye can see - I saw the Pats and Sox on multiple TVs. Great food, great service, great fun ---> great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and great food!

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MichelleC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good sports bar with the atmosphere! The service was good and the menu was solid, I would only go there next time to watch a game though.

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EileenO
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately, in the area as requested. Our server was friendly, helpful, and a real asset to the restaurant. Our food was great. We will be back.

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SusanC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

My friends and I picked this place specifically because it has outdoor seating. On the OpenTable reservation under "special instructions" I requested outdoor seating. Once we got there, all outdoor seating was filled. The hostess told us that they do not honor requests for outdoor seating. It was very disappointing!

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vipJoanM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was lovely eating outside on the patio/porch. A nice afternoon.

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LMdisappointed
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Service was great. Her name was Sam. Food was mediocre. Had heard good reviews. It’s just like any other chain.

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AlexL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I reserved a table at Jake N Joes on a very busy night and my reservation worked out easily and promptly when we arrived. Our waitress and servers were prompt and courteous. The food was prepared quickly and we weren't rushed to finish our meal. We enjoyed the atmosphere, having chosen a booth, which reduced the noise level, that was loud, throughout the time that we were eating. We enjoyed the restaurant experience, as first timers at Jake N Joes.

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vipRonL
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We sat outside in the sun which is just what we had requested. The waitress was a little slow in getting to us but we were in no rush. We ordered drinks and calamari to start. I was a little disappointed with the calamari in that I had want “Rhode Island” style, which we had had there before but the waitress never asked how we wanted it and we received plain fried with a rather ketchupy marinara. Aside from the blandness, the calamari were not overcooked (pleasantly soft) but they were fried in an oil that was not hot enough with the expected result. The drinks were good. I had a chicken sandwich on special which was okay (usual pub fare with too many sauces) and my wife ordered a cheeseburger, stressing that it should be medium-rare-leaning to rare since so many places overdo their burgers (e.g. Not Your Average Joe’s right next door). Despite the waitress’ acknowledgement, the burger came out a very disappointing medium-well. The fries, like the calamari, were done in an oil that was not hot enough. We will go back because it’s pleasant on a sunny day and the drinks are good. But how hard is it really to crank up the heat of the oil so that food is crunchy without absorbing the fat or grilling a burger something less the medium-well?

Jake n JOES Sports Grille - Waltham
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thank you for your review Ron and the time spent in giving one to us. It seems as though we didn't hit the mark in a few areas: quality food and service. This is something I am bringing to the management team to take corrective action with our employees. We can use this as a learning tool to continue to improve and maintain a guest oriented mindset. On behalf of the management team, I apologize for the subpar experience. Mike Boucher General Manager Jake n JOES Waltham

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vipDavidM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have been here many times. It seems sometimes the summer help just isn't as good as we have come to expect. We had to ask for plates for our appetizer. We had to ask for extra napkins. just little things that we usually don't have to do. It was still good food and we did enjoy ourselves.

Jake n JOES Sports Grille - Waltham
Responded on July 2, 2019

Hi David, Thank you for your time in responding. It is valued. I will bring this post to our staff's attention as we continue to train up our newer staff. Simple steps of service need to followed in order to meet your expectations and ours. Once again thank you and we look forward to seeing you next time! Mike Boucher General Manager Jake n JOES Waltham

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely love serve Lauren. Extremely attentive service.

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vipNewtownG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, I would go back

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vipFrozenTwo
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Don’t order a martini. Yes, I am finicky but I couldn’t accept the two “martinis” they brought us in beer glasses. C’mon really!!!! It was 6:30 on a Tuesday night and they claimed that all the martini glasses were dirty.

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vipTheSteward
New England
95 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They advertise as a sports bar and do a very good job at it. Lots of TV's, broad menu, good food in good size portions, good service. We will return.

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reviewer1
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. Drinks were excellent as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. Lauren was very pleasant, helpful and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good, however the music was very loud and the waitress, although good was not great

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Beanpea
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early (6:30 pm), anticipating a good crowd because of the Bruins game. Jen waited on us, she was very proactive and attentive despite the growing crowd. Food as always was delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Server was not very attentive.

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KateT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kate was fantastic!! Staff runner great!
Food fabulous! Celebrated our son’s graduation from Bentley!!
All our guests loved your restaurant!
THANK YOU!! 😃

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Jake n JOES Sports Grille - Waltham does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Jake n JOES Sports Grille - Waltham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 894-0169.

Jake n JOES Sports Grille - Waltham is rated 4.3 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

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