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Papa Joes Italian Restaurant

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6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601 (Hwy 50 and Spring Lake Hwy)
+1 352-799-3904
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Brooksville, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love Papa Joes. We have been going there for 19 years. Just had lunch there last week. The Chef came out to ask if we enjoyed his creation- yes we did , the salmon cakes were really yummy!

Thank Donna F
Bradenton, Florida
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was in town overnight with my son, a friend and his son. Stayed in a local hotel and asked the desk clerk for a recommendation for dinner. She suggested Papa Joe's. I was not disappointed. It's easy to find, well kept, clean and reasonably priced. The service was excellent (Monalisa was the best!) and prompt. The food was homemade and... More 

Thank Anoriginal2014
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our dinner at Papa Joes! Everything was so good, hot and portions were very generous! My kids loved the pizza. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! Prices are reasonable because of the quality and portions. They were very kid friendly and my girls loved the balls of dough they give out for them to play with. We... More 

Thank April S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it had to wait 30 minutes on a Thursday evening. But was well worth the wait. Loved every thing we tried . Just perfect.

Thank Melinda B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a meal at Papa Joes based on the hotel recommendation. My wife had eggplant Parmesan and I had mussels in white wine sauce with angel hair pasta. Also caprese salad and a bottle of the house cab. It was a good dining experience. Btw, Susie was our server and she did a great job.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Brooksville, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

good food and great prices. service was fast and friendly. this is a family restaurant and you will love the atmosphere.

Thank Wilma C
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch yesterday and wish we hadn't. I ordered bruschetta.What I got was a bowl of microwaved slop iwith under cooked dough squares?????? Waitress told me it was their VERSION of a bruschetta. My wife ordered minestrone. She got cabbage soup.The main courses to follow were disgusting . My wife got lasagne that had obviously been made then... More 

Thank Blancolo
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every year when our friends come into town. The food is good. Tonight our server was lacking personality and a smile. Our service was ok, not good. Our order took 30 minutes to come out of the kitchen, missing 1 plate which took another 10 minutes. We all left very full. Took desserts with us because they... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We held the rehearsal dinner for our son and lovely new daughter indoors at Papa Joe's. Everything was wonderful! The food was authentic, the desserts were delicious, and the service was great! Thank you Papa Joe and your staff for making the night even more memorable!

Thank Staci M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is excellent and reasonably priced. The portions are generous and the staff is very accommodating.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $21
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601
    (Hwy 50 and Spring Lake Hwy)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brooksville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-799-3904
Papa Joe"s Italian Restaurant has been a family tradition for 30 years. Papa Joe has personally constructed a diverse menu to fit anyone and everybody's taste buds, and each dish is prepared to order 'justa for you'. Whether you are looking for an aged tender steak, fresh seafood, or are in need of a carb fix, we got it! From the beginning, Papa Joe has prided himself in using the freshest and most whole ingredients available. In fact, many of the herbs we use are picked fresh from our herb garden and all of our dough is made on premises with a healthy blend of semolina and stone ground wheat. Cheers!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?