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85 Ctr St, Lee, MA 01238-1501
(413) 243-9756
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Step into the 50s!

I love diners and am so happy Lee has Joe's Diner. It hasn't changed in looks very much, so it is like a 50s time capsule. They have efficient service, great pancakes and delicious specials every day. Sit at the counter and chat with the other diners, or at a table and read the local papers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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nyc
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I love diners and am so happy Lee has Joe's Diner. It hasn't changed in looks very much, so it is like a 50s time capsule. They have efficient service, great pancakes and delicious specials every day. Sit at the counter and chat with the other diners, or at a table and read the local papers. It's fun to eat... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Had a basic hamburger and fries! Very good. My husband had fish and chips. I will say the write up was a little overstated! All in good food but not what we expected.

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Clifton Springs, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My parents had been going to Joe's Diner for years so when I had the chance to stop in I did. I had blueberry pancakes that were huge and delicious. Service at the counter was just what you'd expect. I will stop in there again this summer when I go to a concert at Tanglewood.

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NYC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Love the old time feel - authentic. Excellent prices, delicious pancakes, eggs, French toast. Not sure how we haven't come here sooner as we have been coming up to Lee for 10 years! Even though it's a diner and really inexpensive I am giving it 5 stars because of how cool it is and how friendly the staff is and... More 

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South Easton, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

My family and I come here every time we go to the berkshires. Old town diner (with the stools and counter), very comfy and cozy. Excellent breakfast)I always get the corned beef hash and eggs and am never disappointed). Giant portions and cheap prices. No complaints here. Just be aware, it is cash only, but they have an ATM machine... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It is great to read the articles on the wall about Joe, this place has been open since the fifties. The breakfast was half the price as the same meal we had down the road and better!

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Short Hills
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The place was made famous by the Rockwell illustration showing a boy running away from home and the policeman and Joe trying to talk him out of it. This place looks like a hole in the wall, but they serve the best basic foot around. Service is lightening fast. Sit at the counter and within minutes you'll be chatting with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It's a diner. It has diner food. If you are a foodie with no appreciation of art history--just skip it. But just once while in town, you MUST eat here to see the counter used in the iconic painting. If none of this makes sense, just click on.

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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114 reviews 114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Tiny little dinner, with all the staples. We enjoyed our dinner very much. The broccoli was over cooked, so opt for a different veggie. Chicken and potatoes were delicious.I was told to ask which, made from scratch, pie Patty made because bets is the best. The locals friendly, service great. Went by the next day, the place was packed. I... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Joe's was recommended, however closed. Makes no sense to me that a restaurant would not want out of town business. Other dining options also closed in Lee that morning, should fix problem and be open for hungry travellers!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Ctr St, Lee, MA 01238-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Lee
  • Phone Number: (413) 243-9756

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

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