We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Papa Joe Junior

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
8100 E US Highway 36 Ste 8, Avon, IN 46123-7953
(317) 272-6501
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 33: English reviews
Avon, Indiana
Level Contributor
50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Have been a fan of Papa Joes since the original restaurant on Lafayette Rd. Had the pleasure of meeting Papa Joe and he was very special. Papa Joe Jr. still carries on that tradition today with great Italian food. I especially love the Calzones, the lasagna and the spaghetti. Have eaten Italian food in many cities across the nation and... More 

Thank dplace2016
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for over 25 years. Recently it has had a change of ownership. The new owners know what they are doing and the food is really good. They knew enough to keep working with the tried and true recipes. Blake is an excellent server (so are the others) and it has a nice atmosphere.... More 

Thank Natalie B
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
119 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We have been to the other Papa Joe restaurant so we looked forward to this one. It was as good as the other one. It's an "old style restaurant". It has lots of class and a separate bar area. The food was decent and the service was good. They did have Italian beer, which is hard to find. It sets... More 

Thank VikingHurst
Avon, Indiana
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We go here often. The food is great and the staff are very friendly. I recently had a retirement party there and they were very accomodating and helpful. Also love the atmosphere!

Thank Karen W
Avon, Indiana
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We went here for birthday brunch on a Sunday. Our waiter was Blake and he was fantastic! The food was tasty and the atmosphere was wonderful! Can't wait to go back!

Thank Cheri P
Level Contributor
17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I've been here several times. The food and staff are always awesome! You may need to wait a few minutes for a table but definitely worth the wait. I will definitely go back!

1 Thank B_rad196
Level Contributor
39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Portions were plentiful. I had Chicken Marsala, which was tasty if only smothered a little much with mushroom gravy. Butter-mashed potatoes seemed to be instant mixed with natural (a few little lumps). Asparagus tasted like asparagus with no seasoning, As far as the ambience, it was lovely and nearly authentic. Restroom needs updating. My fork was not clean, Prices a... More 

Thank DeniseW217
Plainfield, Indiana
Level Contributor
60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Normally fairly crowded, I have never had to wait more than 10-15 minutes for a table. Food is top notch and price point is good. Service is very good and waiter/waitress interaction. They are 'Johnny on the spot' to refill drinks and make sure that everything is OK. Seating is a little cramped but the place is clean and the... More 

1 Thank Mike R
Speedway, Indiana
Level Contributor
80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Love eating here. Great atmosphere! Piano player there doing his thing, excellent food, very reasonably priced! I haven't eaten anything I didn't love yet. Lasagna better than mom's!

1 Thank Bobby L
Northbrook, Illinois
Level Contributor
32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Located in strip-mall, this delightful casual restaurant has very good menu choices of Italian dishes at reasonable price.

Thank Wallace S

Travelers who viewed Papa Joe Junior also viewed


Been to Papa Joe Junior? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8100 E US Highway 36 Ste 8, Avon, IN 46123-7953
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: (317) 272-6501

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Papa Joe Junior staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?