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Joe's Diner

American, Diner
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85 Center St, Lee, MA 01238-1501
+1 413-243-9756
5:30 am - 8:30 pm
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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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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Great burger. Great atmosphere. Great fun! Who doesn't like a good burger in a historical location...

Thank PerMare M
San Diego, California
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

If you like diners and cafes, this is a great place to eat, especially for breakfast. It's been there for decades and is known throughout the region. The food is good, the staff is friendly, and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Cary L
Brookfield, New Hampshire, United States
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic little piece of classic Americana! Joe's seems like a place all the locals go and everyone knows everyone. The staff was very friendly and seemed to know most of the customers. The diner is clean and a little dated, but in a very charming way! I think it would lose its character if it was modernized at... More 

Thank Jeff B
Zephyrhills, Florida
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

This is "Americana" at it's roots, snobs say home. Love these " Mom and Pop" places . Basic soups and sandwiches, service sort of "Durginish". Small place open for breakfast and lunch.

Thank James R
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2016 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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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016

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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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2016 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
2 reviews
Reviewed July 28, 2016 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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153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, 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: +1 413-243-9756

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