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“Good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sloppy Joe's

Sloppy Joe's
37 | High Street, Colchester CO11DH, England
+44 1206 577229
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Ranked #1 of 1 Ice Cream in Colchester
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, American
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Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Colchester's first all American bar and restaurant opened it's doors in 1983 and since millions have dined and enjoyed its unique basement restaurant experience. Conveniently situated in the middle of the High Street with its entrance sandwiched between Marks and Spencer and McDonald's. Breakfast: Sloppy Joe's serves from 8am. Our breakfast menu offers a wide choice of breakfast dishes from something light to larger dishes to satisfy any appetite. SJ's is famous for offering great value, with breakfast dishes starting from only £3.50 And includes a hot or soft drink. All inclusive breakfast is only £4.50 Making it the best value breakfast in town. Lunch: Our value lunch menu is available Monday thru Friday and offers a variety of American and popular dishes from as little as £5.25 Enjoy American street food classics such as Wraps and Dogs to Pasta, Subs, Salads to Cod & Chips. Dinner: Our main menu is available 7 days a week and features our signature Sloppy Joe to fresh cut ribs, steaks, burgers and freshly homemade pizzas, to sizzling Fajitas and much more. Children: Dine well with our £4.95 Menu with every meal comes a drink and dessert. Vegetarian: We have a wide variety of vegetarian and gluten free dishes. Just ask. Sloppy Joe's is American dining, expect generous portions, served well by friendly staff. SJ's is Colchester's only basement restaurant accessible only by stairs. Our booths can be pre-booked simply by calling the restaurant in advance. Our decor will amuse you with lots of eye-catching American memorabilia that provokes conversation. Celebrations and large parties - SJ's is an ideal venue offering a great atmosphere, always great food and our party menu caters especially well for large groups skyward of 8 or more diners.
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Ive been here several times since i was a kid, and the choice of food is very good.
I had tortillas for start, and bbq burger for main, it was nice good, good portion sizes

They also offer discounts, special meal deals on each day, and the interior is nice to look at, however i think they should update the tables.

I was chucked near the bar as it was busy which wasn-t too good though, here it was very cold, and i should have been given a discount.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Essex
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I love the atmosphere in Sloppy Joe's, and the food is great. I've been here several times with groups and as a family and I've always enjoyed my meal there. The portion sizes are huge although not quite as big as some American restaurants I've been in! I'd recommend it for families and group outings. The party poppers and balloons are a nice addition when it's a special occasion.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is a lovely place to go for a meal. The atmosphere is very good and the food was lovely. I had the pulled pork taquitos and they are my new favourite thing. Excellent value for money and very good service. Can't wait to go back.

Visited October 2012
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Love sloppy joes so much! We always go here as a group! The food is lovely- plenty of choice and the portions are massive.
The price is very reasonable.
We normally get starters to share between two of us, a main and drinks and doesn't come to anymore then £15 each!
The atmosphere is nice- just like a American diner! and is music in the background.
Staff are all friendly and you receive service with a smile! We did have a problem in there once with slow service but only because they had staff off sick, and wrong drinks but we mentioned to the manager that we weren't satisfied as normal so we were given discount off of our bill but definately hasn't put us off of going back

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Colchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had starters, mains and dessert at this restaurant and the only thing worth paying for was the mains. We could have made the nachos better at home and the chocolate sundae was bland and tastelesss. The ribs I had were lovely and the curly fries delicious, my partner had the steak but it was covered in sauce to make it taste okay. The cocktails were awful and as has been said before, staff not attentive at all.
The whole meal was way too expensive for what was served to us and we wished we had spent our money elsewhere.
Very disappointed as we were very excited about visiting the restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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