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Papa Joe's

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1561 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313-5159 (Portage Trail)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently went to Papa Joe's with friends and family for my birthday. The service, food and attention to detail was spot on. We all had a wonderful time and and I will be returning in the future.

Thank Karen B
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Papa Joe's serves great food and drink at fair prices. We have always received excellent table service, but the best of the best service with a smile "bar none" is from the several wonderful women who tend the bar.

Thank Michael B
Little River, South Carolina
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187 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Papa Joe's has been a family owned restaurant for as long as I can recall. Due to the history of the past, Papa Joe's works hard to maintain their good reputation. Whether you love the steaks, the Italian dishes, salads, or breadsticks, you cannot go wrong on anything from the menu. Papa Joe's does have a convenient order area to... More 

Thank Vivian L. H
Lowellville, Ohio
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

I was definitely expecting a bigger variety of food for an $18 buffet. A salad, penne pasta (no meatball) and piece of chicken was our only choice...not even a dessert. Since it was a buffet, we served ourselves (server did bring our drinks which were not part of the price of the buffet) and gratuity was added to each bill... More 

Thank Lauren F
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Our family has been going here since before my daughter was born 1989... The Papa Joes family has been growing up here and expanding and improving ever since.Judy Bruno the Matriarch could not be sweeter or more wonderful.Jeff and Kim are working real hard at improving the facility and offering more delicious choices. The Deli and Wine Shop attached is... More 

Thank Eric C
Stow, Ohio
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Had'nt been to Papa Joes since moving to a suburb of Akron but, since I had fond memories of many celebration dinners with family over the years, we chose to celebrate a couple of family birthdays at this popular restaurant. We weren't disappointed as their former hospitality, service and food are still very much in evidence. Due to some special... More 

Thank Dixiecup2014
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

This family has been in the Akron restaurant business for years and it shows. The atmosphere is relaxing and the food is very good. They offer a wide range of entrees from Italian pastas, chicken to fish. You can tell they have returning guests because many are greeted by name. The staff is always friendly and attentive and you can... More 

Thank Kurt L
Marco Island, Florida
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

Wonderful Italian resturant, food is delicious , service is excellent, and the servers are great. Went to dinner Sunday evening had chicken parm and it was excellent. Large portions and the pasta was delicious. Yesterday I went for a lunch with several friends and everyone was pleased with their selections. I had a cup of wedding soup and tuna melt... More 

Thank Anna G
Medina, Ohio, United States
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270 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

A group of us were going to a concert at Akron University and the coordinator of our event suggested this restaurant. I have never heard of it bc not from this area, but others had. I checked out their website and was really impressed with their wine list and their selection of entrees. It was a good thing we had... More 

Thank Judi C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Papa Joes is a restaurant that has been around and delivers a quality atmosphere. They have many different rooms to eat in. There is a wine room that offers many different selections. Service was great and friendly. Portions are big but not overwhelming. I had the prime rib and my date had the lasagna and both were great.

Thank Corey W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1561 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313-5159
    (Portage Trail)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
  • Phone Number: 3309237999

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