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Papa Joe's

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1561 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313-5159 (Portage Trail)
+1 330-923-7999
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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161 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I had a Saturday evening dinner here recently. Tip: If you don't have reservations then get there early. This place can fill up and have a line at the door to get seated. First.........service was excellent. Very friendly, informative and attentive. Second........I had a Manhattan and my wife had a glass of white wine. Both excellent. Manhattan... More 

Thank RedLester
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was very slow when we went. Food was good and there is plenty of parking available. There was a very large menu selection, something to please everyoneś taste.

Thank Laura B
Erie, PA
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112 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First impressions for me are almost always right on and in the case of Papa Joe's I am sure this is also true. In town to celebrate our daughters birthday we paid a visit recently with my son driving down from Cleveland. The place was packed a good sign. Second, I brought in a cake and balloons with our hostess... More 

Thank finsterErie_PA
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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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189 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 15 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

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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
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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: +1 330-923-7999

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