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Joe's Diner

85 Ctr St, Lee, MA 01238-1501
(413) 243-9756
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Ranked #15 of 39 restaurants in Lee
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
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58 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Great little down home cooking dinner, very funny waitress and the food was outstanding. I had the pancakes big and fluffy, fumy home fries. My partner had the veggie omelet he mentioned it was delish. Simple good food with a little bit of history stop here. Runaway by Norman Rockwell took place here.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Stopped here for breakfast on a weekday morning on our way back home from weekend in Lenox. We wanted to try the spot where the Norman Rockwell famous painting was set. Good eggs and crisp bacon, good cup of coffee in a well worn diner. Could use some maintenance, and a good scrub but that is its charm. Nothing fancy,... More

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Bellefontaine, Ohio, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Stopped with a group of friends for a quick lunch. What a great place. It is where the locals go. Great burgers and fries. Most don't know this diner is the site where Norman Rockwell painted his famous work of the policeman talking to the runaway boy. We didn't until we read one of the reviews. Wonderful food, great service,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Joe's Diner has decent food, and even better prices. The service was quick and we were back on the road as we passed through Lee. Joe's Diner is in the downtown Lee area, and it appears to be where all the locals hang out daily.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

As diners go, Joe's may just seem to be like all the others but there is a special quality to the place where Normal Rockwell painted his famous work of the Policeman talking to the runaway boy. And yes, that's Joe behind the counter...This incredible ambiance makes every bite of Joe's diner food special...don't miss it and check out the... More

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Crete, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Very small town feel, and way-old decor add to the charm of this little place. As a life-long Norman Rockwell fan imagine my delight to be able to eat here. The waitress was nice and adequately attentive. Our food was good, not fabulous, but considering we both had breakfast and coffee for under $10, it was above expectations and we... More

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Vernon, Connecticut
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had breakfast at Joe Diner on a Thursday morning in mi-April. We were clearly the only non-locals in the place but we didn't feel out-of-place. The food was good, the service was quick, and the price was right.

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Kingston, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We stopped in Lee MA on our way home from The Cape. It didn't look like much on the outside, the train tracks run right beside the building. Inside the food was great and service was friendly and courteous and very inexpensive. This will be a regular stop when in the area.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stopped here yesterday for breakfast on the advice of a local and OMG the food was fantastic. We have been traveling across the states from California to Massachusetts and this was certainly the best value breakfast we have had. The pancakes were the size of dinner plates!! I'd agree with some of the other comments the the service was... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We had the biscuits and gravy and the 2 egg breakfast. Both were amazing! We loved the laid back atmosohere. Be sure to have cash because they do not accept anything else.

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