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Joe's Diner

American, Diner
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85 Center St, Lee, MA 01238-1501
(413) 243-9756
5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 5:30 am - 6:30 pm
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was pretty busy but ordered some burgers to go... very juicy, homemade, and delicious! The fries were very crispy and hot! Chocolate shake was liked they used to make them. Yummy! Good diner food!

Thank katylovespopcorn
New Jersey
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The thing is, the 2 waitstaff were really not friendly. The irony is - they have a slogan on their walls that reads: Be Nice. The irony wasn't lost on me. It's a small place with some counter seats and some tables. We sat at the counter and couldn't get a smile from either of the waitstaff, even ordering things... More 

Thank NancyCarolLifton1995
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being from NJ means diners are nothing special to me. The same holds true for eating at Joe's. Breakfast was standard diner fare at a low price. Food was served warm even though the place was not busy. I wanted to eat here because of the Norman Rockwell fame. I doubt we will return

Thank DrMikey2
Braintree, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Joe's Diner is a hidden gem in the Berkshires! Good food, good prices, good service. Ate lunch at Haven yesterday and the food wasn't half as good and the prices were double.

Thank rewopjoseph
Stow, Massachusetts, United States
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137 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This is the diner that was the subject of Norman's Rockwell's artwork, The Runaway. We had the Thursday special, corned beef dinner, for $8.95. Plenty to eat.

Thank Rick C
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

If you want a good value meal this is the place to go. My wife and I make a special trip to Joe's every chance we get while visiting from California and the owner's are wonderful friendly people.

1 Thank Alec W
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

After a 13 hr drive, we were ready to unwind and Joe's was perfect. A local place recommended to us by the Chambrey Inn where we were staying, it was perfect for good food (a notch up from 'just bar food'). We liked the neighborhood atmosphere. Would eat here again.

1 Thank Barbara2644
Edmond, OK
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Loved it. Ate lunch there, typical diner food-hearty and good. Service was wonderful. You must check out the restroom-when sitting in there you will be about 5 feet away from the railroad track. Run, baby, run if you hear a train. Check out the antique jewelry shop next door. The owner really knows her stuff. Very fairly priced inventory.

1 Thank jcburdick3
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Great place for breakfast or lunch. Can't beat the prices. Set in a funky back to the 50's cafe style. Friendly service

Thank Mike P
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159 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Went there for lunch since it was a recommended "Rockwell painting" site. It was like stepping back in time to a traditional 50's diner. So hearkening back to our childhood, we ordered a burger, fries and a chocolate shake. The burger was homemade and was awesome. The highlight was the shake. It arrived at the table in the metal container... More 

1 Thank rmpaul1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 am - 8:30 pm
5:30 am - 8:30 pm
5:30 am - 8:30 pm
5:30 am - 8:30 pm
5:30 am - 8:30 pm
5:30 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Center St, Lee, MA 01238-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Lee
  • Phone Number: (413) 243-9756

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