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“A Little Gem in Hope” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Joe's Restaurant & Lounge

Joe's Restaurant & Lounge
293 Wallace Street, Hope, British Columbia V0X 1L0, Canada (Formerly Joe's Restaurant & Lounge)
+16048600822
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Ranked #3 of 36 Restaurants in Hope
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The chefs at Joe's Restaurant & Lounge rarely look farther than 150 kilometres away for their meats and produce, sourcing organic ingredients from farmers throughout the Fraser Valley whenever possible. These ingredients lend harvest-fresh flavours to their eclectically influenced menu, which includes aged-in-house Angus steaks alongside traditional Creole, Indian, and Italian entrees. They also whisk together all of their own sauces and dressings, and modify dishes to accommodate vegetarian and gluten-free diets. The restaurant features outdoor seating for scowling at clouds during the warmer seasons, and shelters guests with rich earth tones and dark wooden accents within the dining room. Red tulips add vibrant splashes to the decor, as do the tabletop colouring sheets that busy children's hands pre-meal.
Abbotsford
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“A Little Gem in Hope”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Just passing through and we stopped here for dinner. Food and service were great; very friendly staff. We sat out on the patio and had a wonderful view of the mountain. The deconstructed cheese cake we had after dinner was amazing! Thanks Chef Jason and Chef Hiro!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Granger, Indiana
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The restaurant was recommended by the owner of the motel we stayed in and we certainly agreed with the recommendation. We were traveling with friends and arrived without a reservation. They were able to accommodate us even though we were seated at the same time as a group of 14-16. Our food was delicious and came promptly - in spite of the large group being served at the same time. One of the nice touches was that the chef came out and checked on our food and service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Have the Grilled Cheese!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The decor is new and neat but nothing to write home about. The service that day was okay, they served cream with my tea which is a no-no for me, must be milk. I was with someone who lives in town so the server knew my guest. Keeping all of this in mind, the food was excellent. I had a lunch special of a grilled white cheddar cheese and braised beef (like pulled pork) sandwich. I am normally not much of a sandwich person, but this one was amazing. The cheddar and beef melted in my mouth! If you are looking for regular diner fare this may be a bit much as they also have french fries (or poutine, if you wish) with truffle oil. I managed to resist the fries with truffle oil, though they looked good when they went by my table. Stop in Hope on your way up to Merritt for the grilled cheese.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Just and average meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Party of 4 and all meals were overcooked and dry. Took a while to get our meal and the restaurant wasnt even busy Best part about the place was the bathroom clean and fresh so as travellers was good to freshen up Drinks were flat and took a while to get replaced

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Limited Menu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had dinner at Joe's shortly after it changed owners and they had a new menu which I found had limited selections and a bit pricey. The quality of the food was very good.

Visited July 2013
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