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“Pretty Average - Not Great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Joel's Front Yard Steak House

Joel's Front Yard Steak House
5548 State Route 31, Verona, NY 13478
(315) 363-5529
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Ranked #13 of 19 Restaurants in Verona
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dayton, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Pretty Average - Not Great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

It was a unique restaurant, but it was expensive for what you got. I felt the overall quality was okay, but not as highly rated as our hotel indicated. I'd say pick something else. Bathrooms were a bit dingy and run down.

Visited June 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We had an excellent meal we were a large party our food took some time but our server was excellent.

Visited June 2012
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High Point, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nasty Food and overpriced”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

For the price of the food the quality is bad. Chicken Marsala tasted and looked like frozen breaded chicken breast, was mushy and the sauce was just nasty. Was so bad did not eat but two bites. A meal for me and my husband was total $66.00 and both nasty. We will never go back there.
Service was ok. Waiter Tom running around like a mad man. It wasn't that busy in there for him to act like that and yelling at the young girl to clean tables and such....ridiculous.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Pompey, New York
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“Good experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

I'm from the area and used to go to Joel's over 30 years ago, until I had a terrible experience on one occasion. It included overdone steak, smudgemarks and fingerprints on the glasses, and hair in the food.

I haven't been back since, until Mother's Day 2012, when other family members made the decision as to where our group of twelve would take our three mothers for dinner.

I was pleasantly surprised to find the service very good, the food tasty, well porpotioned, and prepared as stated.

I would now recommend Joel's.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canastota
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“disappointing meal”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Joels steakhouse is not what it used to be which was a sure bet for a great dinner. Instead, it has become an overpriced, poor quality, and outdated restaurant. Dirty dishes cluttered the table throughout the whole meal. Steak had no flavor, lobster tail was tough, dry and tasteless which the waiter insisted was fresh not frozen. Fries with the steak were frozen shoestring and salads were just average. Very disappointed and sad to say that this area resident will not return.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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