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Restaurant Papa Joe's

$$$
Altstadt
American, Bar, Hamburgers, Grill
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Steinenberg 14, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 225 93 94
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for young people, pretty rowdy!

This place does mexican and american style food. The cool decor suits the theme and has a nice feel, but the place is crammed with people and many large groups (ie Stag nights and large groups of young folk), so it's noisy and a bit frantic. The staff are literally running around and it can be hard... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
C3P0
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Basel, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Basel, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

This place does mexican and american style food. The cool decor suits the theme and has a nice feel, but the place is crammed with people and many large groups (ie Stag nights and large groups of young folk), so it's noisy and a bit frantic. The staff are literally running around and it can be hard to get someone... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very nice atmosphere! Young, dynamic and friendly! The food (if you like American) is quite good. Standard prices. Particularly suitable for young people.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

After waiting for half an hour just in order to enter in the restaurant, the guy at the reception desk throw us the menu and said to go to the bar. Ok then, I tried to ask him during 3 times if we could get a table if we wait... The answer was... GO TO THE BAR. Never had such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went there for a good burger, that's what we got, a nice cocktail first , inclusive good service. All in all we had a great hight, definitely coming back

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great place, great decor and great staff. The Steak was just amazing cooked just right (medium rare) cuuuuu sooooonnnnn (-:

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It has a separate bar section, and the restaurant has a very large and well decorated seating area. And although the burgers are incredibly expensive, they are worth every bite. I'd also take the tacos. Generally, the food is from average to very good. The restaurant is very central so there's that.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The food tastes great here. Service has some issues. I ordered the pork spare ribs with honey glaze. Quite good, although the honey glaze was just raw honey applied right before serving. The waiter disappeared for long periods, which was annoying. The best part of the evening were the decorations inside this establishment. Not to be missed.

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Fabio M, Papa Joe's Team at Restaurant Papa Joe's, responded to this review

Dear TimFrazer Thank you for your rating and your visit at Papa Joe's Basel! We are happy that you were enjoying the evening and liked the food. Relating to the disappearance of the waiter we will pass this to our employees and we'll do better next time. Hope to see you soon! Take care & have fun Your Papa Joe's... More 

Addlestone, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Visited this restaurant for dinner with a work colleague when visiting Basel for business. We 'hit the town' the evening to get out and have a break from business. Was nice to experience the decor, theme and atmosphere of this unique restaurant in the middle of Basel. Food was delicious, however quite pricey for the portion size. Overall a wonderful... More 

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Fabio M, Papa Joe's Team at Restaurant Papa Joe's, responded to this review

Dear Christoph... Thanks for visiting Papa Joe's Basel and your rating. We are very happy that you had a great evening and little break. Hope to see you again on your next trip maybe... Have fun & take care Your Papa Joe's Basel Team More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

The service was friendly but not attentive, the food neither appetizing nor flavorful. Presentation negligable. For two burgers and a bowl of tasteless pasta (dried-up shrimps included), Fr.83, absolutely ridiculous. Never again.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Excellent choice in Basel! A little bit expensive (as the whole country) but the food was very tasty !!

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Fabio M, Papa Joe's Team at Restaurant Papa Joe's, responded to this review

Dear Dimis89 Thank you for your visit at Papa Joe's Basel and your rating! It's good to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you on your next trip to Basel! Have fun & take care Your Papa Joe's Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Steinenberg 14, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 225 93 94

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 60
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Hamburgers, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?