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Joe's Inn

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205 N Shields Ave, Richmond, VA 23220-3433
804-355-2282
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8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice experience

I really enjoyed this place. The staff was all very nice. The atmosphere was cool, sort of retro type, we were on the bar side but it wasn't really noisy or rowdy. We all got sandwiches that were very good and affordable. The entrees got a bit more expensive. It's a place that I could go on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Lust4life82506
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Food was delicious service was ok....the waitress has no personality. And my dates order was wrong. Mine was perfect!

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

we stop here almost every time when visiting Richmond. brunch is great and buffet is just right. large tables for bigger groups. never had to wait for table

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We ordered our usual "Chicken Livers" specialty. We get the small Greek Salad and two sides (Turnip Greens & Mashed Potatoes & Gravy) during happy hour(two glasses of wine). The meal was delightful as usual and continues to amaze us. The whole bill before tip was $26.93.... and there were leftover "livers" that were enough for another meal the next... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Frankly, I don't really get Joe's Inn. I'm guessing that the major appeal, here, is price. It's cheap, okay? So cheap, you wonder if they're stealing the ingredients. Food quality is average at best. At worst... well, let's not go there. Actually, if inexpensive pub basics are your thing, you might actually find Joe's to be appealing, if not a... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place. The staff was all very nice. The atmosphere was cool, sort of retro type, we were on the bar side but it wasn't really noisy or rowdy. We all got sandwiches that were very good and affordable. The entrees got a bit more expensive. It's a place that I could go on a regular basis.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Picked up dinner to go last nite for two. I've been a patron of Joe's Inn for over 20 years and they consistently deliver good food good service and good selection of beverage. We are a big fan of spaghetti a la Greek with meat sauce. Very generous portion and the tomato garlic sauce with feta is great every time.... More 

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North Carolina
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282 reviews 282 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Food, atmosphere, service, all make for a "fan friendly" kind of place. Have yet to order or eat something that wasn't very, very good, and very large potions.

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Joe's is the place for a hardy sandwich (I like the tuna sub), my husband loves the chicken salad. Skinny, salty fries and a pickle compliment the sandwiches. We took half a sandwich home each. I drank 2 of the many craft beers available....Vanilla Porter! My husband had Vodka/Tonic...he did complain about the small cocktail glasses. The bill was about... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Joe's is one of those places of Richmond lore that you gotta go check out. It has been there a long time and has a huge following! It's inexpensive and there is always a crowd. One thing that Joe's is known for is spaghetti. Big, huge, heaping platefuls of baked spaghetti. My trip to Joe's did not disappoint this evening.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I came to Joe's without any preconceived ideas but walking out the door, I wish I had known how fantastic it would be. Meeting a friendly face at the door and an amazing selection of draft beers, I couldn't have been happier. Steven our bartender was attentive and passionate about everything. The food was your normal café selection however the... More 

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Additional Information about Joe's Inn

Address: 205 N Shields Ave, Richmond, VA 23220-3433
Phone Number: 804-355-2282
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 N Shields Ave, Richmond, VA 23220-3433
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-355-2282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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