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Joe’s Waterfront, Boston, MA

Joe’s Waterfront

4.4
4.4
1665 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 367-8700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
  • Catering
    Catering options available. Please call us directly to inquire.
  • Private party facilities
    Joe’s Waterfront showcases the best views of the Boston Harbor amidst historic landmarks while serving creative dishes and modern fare made with local ingredients.
  • Private party contact
    Event Sales Office: (617) 425-5206
  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • Cross street
    Commercial Wharf
  • Parking details
    Lewis Wharf Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Bunny Brunch

    Mar 23, 2024 only
    Hop on over to our 'Bunny Brunch' event, featuring a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny, photo opp with our professional photographer, children's activities, and egg-citing brunch menu.

What 1,665 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Great for scenic views

1,665 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had calamari for an appetizer; which was good. Drinks were great; we ordered wine and an old fashion. Waitress kindly explained that our food was dropped on the way to the table. When the food was received one dish was cold. The food was mediocre at best; ordered lobster and surf & turf. Had better lobster at the Quincy Market!

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  2. ToddS

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The crab cakes were terrible and I got sick 20 minutes after eating them (very sick).

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  3. LukasL

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, I got the salmon. Not much on the menu to choose from.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Unable to use gift card - mildly surprised. Manger did take care of the situation fairly

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  5. Jill

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect waterside brunch venue for us. Loved it.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great as always we love the atmosphere, and the service was top-notch as usual. One of my favorite restaurants. I was sad to see the location in Dedham close.

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  7. Nomoreseafood

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered a chicken blt. It was pieces of refrigerated chicken. Disappointed!

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  8. JessD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was okay. I ordered a Shrimp scampi and the shrimp came fried and honestly it was lacking in taste. Took forever for the server to bring us the bread, offerer refills for new drinks at the end when we were finishing up our food, as trying to get her attention ( also- it was a little busy so not slamming her for that) I've been to Joe's Newbury and what a difference from service to food. Joe's Waterfront needs to step up their game.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    by far my favorite boston restaurant- been going for years!!

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  10. NatalieB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing restaurant! Our waitor Marcus was awesome and showered us with attention, we will be back soon.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Super delicious. Fast friendly service. Caesar salad was top notch

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff did a great job with our reservation, including moving a group of diners, to make sure they gave us the table they had promised for our large party. Very impressed. Many thanks.

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  13. GilbertL

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was just a mash of ingredients stuck together. It was over salted, everything was overcooked. My husband's food was cold. Also, other customers around us were sending their meals back. In addition, our waitress basically disappeared after bringing our drinks and taking the food order. This restaurant has been a favorite but it has gone dramatically down hill in the past year. It just doesn't warrant going back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated pretty quickly and our server was great! The food and drinks were all very good. The haddock was a bit dry, but on. New Year’s Eve night on the waterfront, I was very happy with the service, ambience and the food. I will definitely go back. I’m so happy OpenTable made it so easy to make our reservation.

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  15. FranciscoH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    La comida es buena sin ser especial. Creo que tenían algún problema con los cubiertos.

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  16. MichaelC

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service, good menu selection, food cooked as we asked it to be.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service paired with excellent food! This place is a special, delectable surprise when you bite into the food looking out over the Boston Harbor. I recommend visiting!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Christmas Eve dinner after the Nutcracker, food was delicious our server was great and we arrived early and were seated immediately Thank you!

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  19. DianneB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I Love Joe’s Waterfront, they never disappoint. The food, staff and atmosphere are amazing. The staff is very attentive., polite, knowledgeable and professional. I Very Highly recommend this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

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  20. Takeen

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good meal at Joes Waterfront! Yummy food and drinks. Ambience was perfect too!

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  21. Trudy

    Greater Boston

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Made a reservations and although we arrived a few minutes early we were seated right away. The server, Jade was nice and pleasant but she always seemed to be rushing. She never asked if we wanted dessert. My husband had the ribs and he said they were not hot, just warm. I had the fish and chips and asked for mashed potatoes instead of the fries and my meal was very good. Overall a good dinner and I would recommend to friends.

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  22. DonkeyXote

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is horrible. Typical tourist trap fare. My wife’s “Caesar” salad was basically lettuce with mayo dumped on it. I had the fish platter and it was all deep fried except not well; if you’re going to serve that, you need to get it to the table immediately. Our server was nice though.

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  23. EKR2014

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The bouillabaisse was okay. Had a tinny flavor to broth and not hot, just slightly warm. Prices high for quality. Pretty location and view. Service was great.

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  24. DannyG

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great except that our server was very forgetful and was very slow with providing service. He brought us coffee but didn’t bring sugar, creamer or even a spoons to stir it. At the end he brought desert and didn’t bring utensils for us to eat it. We had to ask for water several times during the dinner time before he finally brought it to us. Although all that was very disappointing everything else was great!!

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  25. Argenis

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very tasty and the staff was very welcoming. Our server, David, was very attentive and did a great job. Overall great experience.

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  26. FoodieTraveler

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great Thanksgiving dinner. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere and incredible service. Food was outstanding. We will be back!

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  27. MelissaW

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress Carly was busy serving on Thanksgiving but she was the bomb!

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  28. RichardM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My meal was served lukewarm. The waiter left the bill on my table before I finished my meal. He then came back a few minutes later, again, before I had finished my meal, expecting to find my credit card to be available to pay the bill. I had not put it out yet. I have had Thanksgiving dinner at Joe’s for the past 4 years and this was the worst, least professional service I experienced. This waiter either needs to be re-trained or terminated. I regret leaving him a $10 tip.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, services was quick. I was supposed to have a larger party but it got cut down last minute, hosts were totally cool about it which I appreciated

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  30. JosephG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maya was our server- she’s awesome! Thanks for making our group experience really enjoyable.

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  31. MikeM

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great lunch at Joe’s Waterfront. Special thanks to our server and new friend, Maya! She was so knowledgeable about the menu and made sure everything was perfect! The food, service and atmosphere was great! Love your place, we’ll be back soon!

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  32. XavierA

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent service, i really loved the food and how attentive the staff was

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  33. AndreaJ

    Portland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food! We will be adding this restaurant as a MUST RETURN for when we visit Boston again!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST chowder! Right on the water. Beautiful setting!

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  35. KatherineM

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go for food and a scenic view. Went for a friends birthday and the cake was great.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual. Food came out fast. Sangria was on point. Friendly service. Delicious food. Solid choice for dinner.

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  37. TangieM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. However, for the price of the Lobster Roll you would have thought the bun would have been stuffed with lobster (like at the market) and not a get a few pieces sitting on top. First time in Boston and excitement for this entree turned into disappointment.

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  38. EricB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess seated us early, we had to add one to our party- no problem, service was awesome, and food was delicious. My daughter got a piece of birthday cake at the end.

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  39. DeniseC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great experience at Joe’s American Waterfront Boston.

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  40. FionaB

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food kind server good atmosphere sat outside on 10/28

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Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1665 OpenTable diners.

Joe’s Waterfront does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Joe’s Waterfront

100 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Commercial Wharf
  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Lewis Wharf Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 367-8700
  • Catering
    Catering options available. Please call us directly to inquire.
  • Private party facilities
    Joe’s Waterfront showcases the best views of the Boston Harbor amidst historic landmarks while serving creative dishes and modern fare made with local ingredients.
  • Private party contact
    Event Sales Office: (617) 425-5206
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