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Joe's American Bar & Grill

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100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110-3614 (Richmond Street)
(617) 367-8700
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 182
    Very good
  • 90
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great views year round!

The food is all american, so if you like it, that's the place for you. We enjoyed the crispy calamari, and one portion is more than enough for two. The service is fast and always with a smile. In the summer you can enjoy the harbor views by seating outside and in the winter you can enjoy the same... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Cristina S
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is all american, so if you like it, that's the place for you. We enjoyed the crispy calamari, and one portion is more than enough for two. The service is fast and always with a smile. In the summer you can enjoy the harbor views by seating outside and in the winter you can enjoy the same from... More 

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Thank Cristina S
Clinton, Tennessee
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent for chain food. The service was also very good. The atmosphere was just OK. it's a family friendly restaurant. The pricing felt higher than I thought it should be. It's tough, without regard to food or service, to have high prices with noisy kids around. It changes the atmosphere to a little lower price point. We... More 

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Thank mrhover
Millbury, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch expecting typical pub style food and was pleasantly surprised. I had Fried Green Tomatoes and a nice aioli and a small plate of Hoisin Pork Belly (both delicious). Good cocktail menu and my friends plates both looked good. Nice spot on the water. Only down side was the customer service. Sluggish and not very personable. They... More 

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Thank ambermaiden4129
Jim P, General Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Amber, I want to apologize for the service you received on your last visit. We strive to give the best food and service. Unfortunately we did not achieve this with you. I would like to invite you back for dinner on the house to make up for the lack of service you received. Please come in at any time and... More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best lobster mac and cheese I have ever had . Really tasty, fresh and well presented. We only have 3 nights here in Boston otherwise we would definitely go again. Nice friendly staff and a cosy atmosphere with views of the harbour and city. They have it all! :)

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Thank LouiseDL87
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrible staff, terrible bar service !!! I think a crash course on public relations for the girl behind the bar would do the restaurant a world of good. Until then stay away from the place .

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2 Thank Steve L
Jim P, General Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hello Steve, My name is Jim Peretti and I am the General Manager of the Joes American Bar and Grill on the Waterfront in Boston. I saw your review and wanted to apologize for the service you received. We strive to give the best food and service every time but we failed to do so with you. I would like... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Really not good, One stressed out bartender !,,, She could not be bothered with the four of us. We intended to eat and have some drinks and champagne for one of our parties birthday, but on requesting a menu and wine list were greeted with abuse and disgruntled looks, even throwing the super pots onto the bar directly in front... More 

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Thank Oliver S
Jim P, General Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Oliver, My name is Jim Peretti and I and the General Manager for the Joes American Bar and Grill on the Waterfront. I wanted to apologize for the service you received while visiting us during the holidays. A birthday celebration should be fun and memorable. I was wondering if you can give me the name of the bartender you are... More 

Immingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend visited in between Christmas and new year. There was a queue of people in the lobby so guessed they must of been busy but when we went to sit down there was quite a few spaces empty so not sure why we was waiting so long. When we sat down she took our drinks order but... More 

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Thank LeanneeLouiise
East Schodack, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Went here on a Monday night between Christmas and New Years-with my husband and our three kids ages 8, 6 and 4. I was able to make a reservation online. We got there early and were promptly seated. Despite it being crowded, the service was friendly and fast. We had our food within 20 minutes of walking in the door... More 

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Thank MCJ699
Alton, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Very friendly and helpful service. The food is in fair portion size and quality for the money and the view is lovely

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Thank John F
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is on Long Wharf so a great spot for our lunch after visiting he Aquarium. This was my first experience with this chain and I was pleased. Good service, nice ambience, menu varied enough to accommodate my preference for a light lunch, which is not always the case. Fish tacos were very good!

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Thank Mary C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110-3614
    (Richmond Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (617) 367-8700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.