Joe’s Waterfront

4.4
1040 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Joe’s Waterfront, nestled at the crown of Boston’s North End Waterfront, showcases the best views of the Boston Harbor amidst some of the city’s most beloved historic landmarks. The menu features creatively flavorful dishes and modern fare made with local ingredients fresh from the ocean, farm, and neighborhood purveyors. Throughout the modernized dining room, nautically themed artwork and décor adorn the walls and surround diners against the gorgeous Boston Harbor backdrop that’s been woven into the story for decades. Upstairs at Joe’s debuts a comfortable new dining, lounge, and bar area with spectacular waterfront views from above. Adjacent to the lounge is a separate private dining area ideal for intimate events. Joe’s Waterfront offers brunch, lunch, and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating. Delivery and take-out options available.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1040 people are saying
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MegP
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Deere Ed was awesome!

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JALS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

one of the nicest waterfront tables near the North End. You can not reserve the outdoor seats though....

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review and 5-star rating. Comments like yours make our day. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you and your family again very soon.

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Servers were short handed. Took 25 min before anyone took drink order. Staff was very polite they just need more help

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Guest comments like yours are important to us for a number of reasons. They help us stay focused on our goal of serving only the best we can. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope you’ll come back and dine with us sometime soon.

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vipAprilmoon
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent,location is really nice on Boston Harbor. My fish and chips was good,spinach and Artichoke dip was really delicious. The ribs were just ok. Fries really crispy and tasty too.
I would recommend this restaurant for a casual dinner.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your comments. Your honesty is important to us, as we always strive to do the best we can, and your feedback serves to help us get better. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again in the future.

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JJay
New England
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impressive operation…they just seem to do things right.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

We couldn’t be more pleased about your experience. Thank you for sharing your comments. We appreciate hearing from you and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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vipAllisonB
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

It took 30 minutes for our drinks to come. Three weeks ago, my sister and I waited an hour for a server to approach our table after four trips to the host. Awful management.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

We are disappointed to hear this but appreciate your honesty. Our teams work hard to deliver great service, and addressing your concerns is a priority. Your experience is truly important to us, as our goal is to live up to our exceptional standards. If you want to discuss this further, please email Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.C o m with the date you dined and a copy of this review. Thank you for your time.

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Evan
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and even better atmosphere! Love the waterfront.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and 5-star rating!

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ShyanneH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was pretty good and great service. Would recommend

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JennyfferD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, fast service and great drink! I had the non alcohol Martini rosemary.. DELICIOUS! refresher and sweet and sour..
Shrimp scampi is a must!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review and 5-star rating. Comments like yours make our day. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you and your family again very soon.

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KarenA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yaya was our charming, diligent, friendly hostess/waitress. She made a lovely evening perfect. Ask for her. She’s a bit psychic because she brings things you want before you know you need them.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Your review brings smiles to our faces—and this is why we do what we do. Hearing about experiences like yours is what makes us proud. Thank you for your kind words, and be sure to come see us again soon!

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LizzieP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was good but portions small for price
Atmosphere was lovely
Had reservations and were seated right away which was nice

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your excellent review and rating! I’ll be sure to pass along your kind words to our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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fwenjy
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food and drinks, we will definitely e back.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We will share this with our team to let them know to keep up the amazing work.

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AshleyD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a bachelorette party in Boson and Joe’s was fabulous about getting us seated and accommodated quickly. Food and drinks were amazing!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great feedback. We try really hard to provide a good experience and are really happy to hear that you enjoyed it!

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Michelle
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service was attention, the location just lovely on Commercial Wharf. We had cocktails, oysters, chowder, seafood bouillabaisse. It all hit the spot.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you and your family loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. Thanks again for your kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and all ten of us liked our dinner. We are a group of 12 and had made 2 reservations but when the staff found out , they made sure we could all be together. Great location, view and atmosphere

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us!

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Pop2
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waterfront table was a great start! Loaves of hot fresh bread arrived and Alex was a happy-to-be-there waiter.
Every dish was perfect from the simplest Mac n cheese or burger to the fabulous lobster roll, steak frites to the crab haddock. Every one was expecting good, hoping for better and received the best. It was a great experience

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

We’re happy you are satisfied with the quality of your experience with us. It means a lot! Thank you for reviewing us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Table was never cleaned in between drinks or courses

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on September 8, 2021

We appreciate your review and will address your concerns. We’re sorry to hear about your disappointment, and we apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. Our top priority is to ensure our guests enjoy exceptional dining, and your feedback will help us continue to provide and improve our high-quality food and high-level service. Thank you for reaching out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We arrived and were seated…and after 15 minutes with no waiter I asked the host if we were perhaps lost in the hand off. He said he would get some one over…and after another 5

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good at Joe’s. Nothing fancy but good. We enjoyed the view and service.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on September 8, 2021

As proud as we are of our food and service, we are always looking for ways to improve. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to incorporating it into how we move forward. Thank you for your review.

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PaulR
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good, not great. Overall a good place to eat especially if you are looking for a place on the water.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. Your comment is important to us, and we want your experience to be the best it can be. Our team members pride themselves on delivering only the highest quality in everything they do, and we hope you’ll come back to see us again.

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viphungrymom
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a very nice dinner. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was very good. Lovely location. Would recommend.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review. We are happy you had a great experience and a delicious meal.

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YvetteF
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food not that great . Ribs were dry but burger was good

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your review. We take all suggestions for areas of improvement seriously and will address your concern. Your input is important to us, and we’re pleased you chose our restaurant and hope you’ll come back to dine with us again.

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Marie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Drinks were great. Service was great.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and 5-star rating!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service, and warm atmosphere!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on August 31, 2021

It was a pleasure having you dine with us. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We look forward to your next visit!

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vipTomH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

It took a full 18 minutes to be greeted at my table. Other than that everything was fine…..but it really puts a damper on the meal when you feel ignored. There were waiters and waitresses all around us but they did not have the time to help out I guess. A Better team work system needed here. My two cents as a foodie.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We want you to feel comfortable sharing good or bad news with us. I'm so sorry that your experience with us fell short of expectations. I also want to thank you for giving us a chance to make things right in the future. We're using your feedback to make some important changes.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pretty good overall

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Daughter to college

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for dining with us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is great and affordable for families!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your review!

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RaymondO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was surprised by how few seafood dishes there were on the menu. What we received was good, not outstanding but good. The service was quite good however.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your comments. Your honesty is important to us, as we always strive to do the best we can, and your feedback serves to help us get better. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again in the future.

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Lucy
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great gluten free options for celiac disease. Love the outdoor seating!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for sharing your review! Come back and see us again soon.

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SarahL
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Ordered the Buffalo chicken and waffles, highly recommend!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We will share this with our team to let them know to keep up the amazing work.

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vipPeterK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, though salmon was overcooked. Very generous portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that they allow dogs outside, including having a pup specific menu - thank you!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on August 31, 2021

We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service great food!!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star rating!

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, the service, and the food are all amazing! You get what you paid for!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipBeth
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Would have given the food a rating of 5 but the portobello mushroom burger was breaded and deep fried. This should have been specified on the menu. It was good, but not at all what I was expecting and I would have ordered something else had the description been accurate.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! We ordered the lobster and the honey chicken salad and both were great! Our waitress was very kind and attentive even though the place was packed. Beautiful views of the water, especially if you are able to snag a table outside or facing a window!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and 5-star rating!

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Emily
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Although we had the luck to have a table outside on the waterfront, our waiter didn't take good care of us and didn't show any enthusiasm.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on August 25, 2021

Nobody at our company likes to hear feedback like this. But we are committed to continuous improvement and a relentless focus on quality. Your comments are instructive and will help us improve areas of opportunity. If you want to share more information with us, please email Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.C o m.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

From out of town, the food was good and arrived quickly to the table. Not sure if they were short staffed or not but wait staff could have been better.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on August 25, 2021

As proud as we are of our food and service, we are always looking for ways to improve. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to incorporating it into how we move forward. Thank you for your review.

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RhondaS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I reserved a table for two for outside seating. When I got there they told me that I had to wait 30 minutes for a table outside so we were sat inside and the AC was blasting so we were so cold we had to rush and eat to leave.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Joe’s Waterfront using the Order Online button. Joe’s Waterfront also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 367-8700.

Joe’s Waterfront is rated 4.4 stars by 1040 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.