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Joe's American Bar & Grill

100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110-3614 (North End)
(617) 367-8700
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Ranked #316 of 2,784 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North End
Cross street: Richmond Street
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69% Recommend
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Gaylord, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend the clam chowder in the bread bowl! It is the best I have tasted! Service was great and enjoyed the whole experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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328 reviews 328 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
575 helpful votes 575 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went for Sunday brunch on a cold and rainy morning. The room was warm, even near all the windows. Our server was hospitable and our bread, drinks and food came quickly and our special requests were honored. The warm and crusty bread came quickly. The menu indicates it comes with a tangerine butter, but could not taste it at... More

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Bayport, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We decided to try someplace new after walking around Boston last weekend. After @ 40 minute wait, we were seated at a table very close to the door. Every time the door opened, we were hit with a cold wind. I ordered a coke and waitress said "diet coke". When I tried to correct her, she kept talking over me.... More

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Charlton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The menu offered a great variety of food (even gluten free options) and the food was fantastic. Nice atmosphere. We had a table right by the window with nice views of the harbor. I thought the prices were pretty reasonable. Would definitely go back.

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yorktown ny
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Had the opportunity to dine on a friday night. It was COLD and the downtown empty. The staff greeted us upon arrival and we had a great seat next to the window. View was awesome. Started with a sangria mixed drink as suggested by our wait staff...sweet but really good. Had the pork loins with roasted potatoes. Wife had the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

This weekend we spent a night in Boston. After a long drive we checked in our hotel and looked for a place to eat, Joes was very close to our hotel so we chose to check it out. My two daughters loved their meal, chicken finger and a burger, I picked out the butternut squash ravioli. I have nothing but... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We spent a beautiful fall afternoon sitting outside enjoying a Cobb salad and their hot bread. The restaurant's location makes it the perfect spot for people-watching. The food and service is excellent!

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TavistockRestaurants, Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We appreciate your expressions of appreciation, and are especially grateful for all our guests. Joe’s is your home away from home! More

11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

First night after arriving in Boston - dropped in after a walk and feeling the need for a beer. Good location, and nice bar with friendly atmosphere. After a couple of rounds, decided to get some food. Joe's did some great clam chowder, and burgers to follow up were just what was needed. Just off CHristopher Columbus Park, so great... More

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TavistockRestaurants, Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing compliments! You're the reason we do what we do! "Great clam chowder and burgers!" You just made our day at Joe’s American Bar and Grill on the Waterfront! Look forward to having you back soon! More

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This location is ideal - a short walk from the T (Government center stop, green line or Aquarium stop, blue line) and it's right on the water! The patio wraps around the side of the restaurant and overlooks the water. The patio is great for grabbing brunch or a cocktail but note the local laws require you to purchase food... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

They have the best New England clam chowder I ever tried. Also the "fish and chips" was fabulous. It gets pretty crowded at lunch time but for a good reason. Located very convenient, close to the trolley terminal and Adventure Aquarium.

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