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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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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 19
    Poor
  • 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 Joel's Now - Stampede Steakhouse - and it's...okay.

I have been to Joel's several times in my life and have always loved going there. Steaks were tasty, atmosphere was fun and staff were friendly and attentive. Now that it is the Stampede Steakhouse it has a different feel to it - though it looks very much the same. Heavy wooden tables and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Val M
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Syracuse, New York
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Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have been to Joel's several times in my life and have always loved going there. Steaks were tasty, atmosphere was fun and staff were friendly and attentive. Now that it is the Stampede Steakhouse it has a different feel to it - though it looks very much the same. Heavy wooden tables and chairs, staging for live music on... More 

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Manlius, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

1st thing...walked to the front door through a cigarette smoke haze. Move your smokers away from the front door! 2nd walked in the noise level was awful and it wasn't from people talking! Do not eat in the bar area unless you don't want to talk to anyone!! 3rd What Steakhouse is out of Filet Mignon?? Especially when it is... More 

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Whitesboro, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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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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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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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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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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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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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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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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