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Joel's Front Yard Steak House

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5548 State Route 31, Verona, NY 13478
(315) 363-5529
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not the same

Had been some time between visits and has changed. First experience was great but, what we hear, owners have changed. Quality has slipped and prices steepened. Not bad, but return is doubtful. Same mercy-go-round, that's about it. Better options nearby.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Steelerlady7
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Fredonia, New York
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Whitesboro, NY
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Called Stampede Steakhouse now. This was our first visit and had no expectations. They were preparing for live music in the bar area which is in the front where you enter. We sat in the dining area which we thought was private and rustic. I ordered the surf/turf special, hubby ordered the cajun scallops and our son ordered hot chicken... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The name is no longer Joel's Front Yard Steak House. It is changed to a country restaurant. I was disappointed with the change as it was always our place to go when I would return to NY. That being said, the menu choices were good and our food was very good. The serving sizes were very generous. We had 2... More 

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Chicago, Il
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were in Verona for one night and stayed at the LaQuinta. Besides the Casino there were not a lot of eating choices near the hotel, so we decided to try the Stampede Steakhouse. The restaurant was one large room with tables spread out and a lot of empty spaces between the tables. It almost resembled a barn. We got... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Tried this place again and visited for a birthday party. The sewage smell coming from the restroom was overwhelming! Disgusting!

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Fredonia, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had been some time between visits and has changed. First experience was great but, what we hear, owners have changed. Quality has slipped and prices steepened. Not bad, but return is doubtful. Same mercy-go-round, that's about it. Better options nearby.

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Vernon, New York
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had come here in the past and enjoyed pizzas and ribs. They changed the menu a few months ago, and it wasn't for the better. None of our favorites were on the menu. We had hopes that the new owners would revive it, and they did for a while, but it was dead on a Friday night. Some entrees... More 

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The place was nearly empty during football playoff game. Exterior looked recently updated. Interior looked clean but tables and chairs need to be replaced. Tacky tablecloths. Server was pleasant. We ordered mushroom barley soup (so-so) and French onion soup (not hot). I ordered a Caesar salad since my partner ordered a delmonico steak special that came with a lobster tail... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Have had lunch and dinner here previously and had great experiences. Tonight, however, was disappointing. The server did not mention the specials. The salads were good but we were informed that they no longer have Thousand Island dressing. While the steaks were cooked to our request and very tasty, they were not overly warm. The onion rings needed seasoning and... More 

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Utica, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Decent prices and food is pretty good. Staff has always been very accommodating whenever I have gone there. Would definitely return.

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St. Michaels, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Joel’s is one of those places known by the locals as a great place to go for good food. There were eight of us from 12 to late 60s there for a family dinner, all of us wanting something different and the menu did not cave to the task. The wait staff person was quick but attentive to detail and... More 

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Additional Information about Joel's Front Yard Steak House

Address: 5548 State Route 31, Verona, NY 13478
Phone Number: (315) 363-5529
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Verona
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5548 State Route 31, Verona, NY 13478
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Verona
  • Phone Number: (315) 363-5529

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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