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Joe's Cafe

1126 South State Street, Orem, UT 84097
(801) 607-5377
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Ranked #5 of 194 Restaurants in Orem
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
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English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
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129 reviews 129 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I have tried to go for breakfast before on the recommendation of colleagues, but they were not open. I had forgot about this joint until coworkers picked it for lunch one day. I ordered the pastrami sandwich. It was spectacular with caramelized onions on toasted rye. The menu was full of things that I would like to try. I will... More

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Orem, Utah
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10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I thought everything was incredibly salty. Joe was friendly, but taxing as the lunch wore on. Not really any side options for the health-conscious.

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Orem, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We love Joe's Cafe. It really is delicious. Joe is a very energetic dude, to say the least. He is loud, outspoken, and really seems to appreciate his customers. The breakfast at Joe's is awesome. The grits are INSANELY good! I LOVE the biscuits and gravy, and their pancakes are UNFREAKENBELIEVABLE!!! Don't get the LARGE one though, because the two... More

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Provo, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

ok folks: this is SOUTHERN style breakfast. That means it will be heavy, fried food, none of this healthy light-breakfast stuff that you serve out west. I mean, seriously, you order biscuits and gravy and expect it to not be heavy? It's biscuits and sausage in gravy! It's one of the heaviest things you can eat for breakfast! You want... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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172 reviews 172 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Took my son to this place from breakfast. Even though it was only a few blocks from his work he didn't know of it. It is a small restaurant and easy to overlook. I had a Denver omelet and my son had the biscuits and gravy with a couple eggs. Both were tasty. The omelet was large with a generous... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Best breakfast I have had. Joe is there and cooking. Ordered a three egg vegetarian omelet, fresh vegetables. Next time I will split with a friend. I like how Joe does not use salt and pepper, let's the customer decide what it needs. I am from the South and noticed Joe has grits. I ordered and before doctoring, tasted it.... More

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New York City, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My husband and I woke up one morning in the mood for a good diner breakfast. We found this place online, and are glad we went. I had eggs, bacon, hash browns and sausage. It was well cooked and seasoned, with the right amount of greasiness. My husband got the biscuits and gravy and loved it. We tried the grits,... More

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McAllen, Texas
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128 reviews 128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The bacon is locally sourced I think and is spectacular!!!! The grits are sweet,and very good but I am a salt grit southerner. The quality of the cooking and attention to watching the food to be sure it was cooked perfectly madeall the difference. We are from New orleans and know good food this place is terriffic. DO NOT MISS... More

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Helper, Utah
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I would have never thought to stop in to eat here,but I'm glad we did. The food was good. We had lunch, but the breakfast looked even better. Nice little place.

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Springville, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

My daughter knows I live grits and brought me to Joes Cafe knowing they would be the best I've ever eaten~ SHE WAS RIGHT! The biscuits and gravey were really good and so flavorful. But I think my favorite thing were the pancakes! Cooked perfectly and buttered before they were delivered to the table! No need for syrup~ trust me.

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