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260 Banbury Road | OX2 7DX, Oxford OX2 7DX, England
+44 1865 554484
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9:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Joe's Bar & Grill - open everyday for Breakfast & Brunch, Great value...
Joe's Bar & Grill - open everyday for Breakfast & Brunch, Great value lunch from £5, Cocktails and Dinner...Live Music every Thursday evening, Burger Club on Tuesdays £10, Fish n Chip night on Wednesdays. Relaxed vibe, friendly service and honest food, from our famous burgers, steaks, grills salads and pasta. Children's menu / high chairs available.
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Burger Night

Joe's is a true gem in Summertown. Friendly staff; delicious food and exactly the right level of vibrancy. Tuesday evenings are particularly good value with Joe's 'Burger Club' where a decent burger with a topping of your choice comes with a lager, glass of wine or soft drink for just under ten... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2014
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English first
Staines, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Joe's is deceptively large once you get inside, but we sat on the pavement as it was so warm and sunny. Mind the smokers though! Great varied menu catering for vegetarians as well as omnivores. Have a feast or a snack as all are catered for. The dessert (Eton Mess) was to die for. WOrth it for that alone! I'd... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

In the style of an American diner, burgers and pizza's on offer. Service is a little sloppy, we had to ask twice before we a.) got fries, and b.) got the fries we were after. Is clean, modern and reasonably priced.

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Rob M, Owner at Joe's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thanks for your comments - sorry you didn't get your fries as soon as you would have liked. Just to correct you, we do not serve pizza's. Kind Regards Rob Messiou Owner / Manager More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

I've always been a fan of joes's, even though it's slightly over priced! The staff are usually friendly, but we were shocked on our last visit by the rudest waitress! Firstly she asked why I didn't eat my meal, in a blunt Eastern European accent. When I said I wasn't too keen (it was supposed to be a chicken pie,... More 

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Rob M, Owner at Joe's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Gemma, I am sorry you weren't satisfied with your food / service on the day you visited. The pie you mention was a lunchtime special - we sold out that day, and there were no other issues or complaints, and in fact some very good feedback from others who ordered it, so I can only assume that yours was... More 

2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

As I said to the owner last week, it was a pleasure to meet him to relate what a fantastic cafe-bistro he runs in my native Summertown. Great food & service at any time of the day. Great fish, great burgers.

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Rob M, Owner at Joe's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind comments regarding your visit to Joe's - we try hard to keep the customer satisfied, and this very much boosts staff morale! Kind Regards Rob Owner / Manager More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Nice, friendly, cozy little place with jazzy feel to it. The staff are attentive, welcoming and efficient and although the place gets really busy over the lunchtime I've never struggled to find a table and never had to wait long for drinks and food. The food is good, there is a nice range to pick from and there are always... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Joe's is a true gem in Summertown. Friendly staff; delicious food and exactly the right level of vibrancy. Tuesday evenings are particularly good value with Joe's 'Burger Club' where a decent burger with a topping of your choice comes with a lager, glass of wine or soft drink for just under ten pounds. This is a lone Joe's now as... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Extremely rude staff and an over-priced, boring menu. There are plenty of great places to eat in Summertown - avoid like the plague. We had a lovely evening planned but the unprofessional and belligerent attitude of the staff at Joe's put a real dampener on it. Thankfully we found a great Italian around the corner with great food and friendly,... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

rude staff, has happy hour but no place for people to sit nor stand! 2nd bad experiences. Many other nice places to eat and drink in summertown.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I attempted to go into Joe's for drinks with some colleagues following our Christmas meal... as we walked through the door, we were 'greeted' by an angry little man in a waistcoat claiming to be the manager who told us we had to leave. In fact, he wasn't satisfied with simply asking us to go... he actually went as far... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

took my grandchildren there for a snack and milkshakes early in the afternoon. The service was its usual brisk and friendly self. I ordered the pancakes with maple syrup as their french toast is not on the menu anymore. the pancakes were tasteless and dry while the maple syrup tasted more like golden syrup. Should have complained there and then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 260 Banbury Road | OX2 7DX, Oxford OX2 7DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 554484

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 30

Description

Joe's Bar & Grill - open everyday for Breakfast & Brunch, Great value lunch from £5, Cocktails and Dinner...Live Music every Thursday evening, Burger Club on Tuesdays £10, Fish n Chip night on Wednesdays. Relaxed vibe, friendly service and honest food, from our famous burgers, steaks, grills salads and pasta. Children's menu / high chairs available.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?