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$3 - $20
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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Reviewed May 3, 2022 via mobile

Best little dive bar. Great food and also out door patio seating. Love the sloppy joes. A must when on put in bay. Everyone is very friendly. Also open year round on the island.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed October 10, 2021

We went there on Saturday around 5 pm to grab a drink with a group of people. Upon walking up the bar we asked if we could be served there as it appeared the area may have been one meant for servers to grab drinks...only. We were met with a sarcastic response from the female bartender and a sigh. Upon ordering we asked if we could pay with 100.00 bill since some places are not taking them because of the recent counterfeit money on the island. This was met with another rude response "It is a bar. We have money. " Wow, that is twice she was rude! Once we were given our change, some cents and bills, we were caught off guard by some friends saying hello as we picked up the bills. As we picked up the bills to tender a tip and say hello to our friends, she grabbed the coin change and grabbed our hand and replied, "here is your change I want you to have it and your money," as if we were not going to tip. It was very awkward as we had not even picked up our drinks or anything. We attempted to respond as she stormed away as if we were not going to tip her her, even though we were literally counting out some bills to tip. It was the the rudest encounter we have ever experienced. If she is indeed getting stiffed on tips, supported by her actions, she should reevaluate her customer skills as that did hurt her tip she would have had. We were willing to let the first two comments slide. We left along with the others we were there with as it was not very welcoming. The male bartender on staff was very polite. We go there frequently and this is normally a fun place. I am surprised she still has a job if she cannot engage in a transaction.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed July 21, 2021

Went with my buddy "Joe" who had been there before. Bartender and crowd at the bar appeared to be locals and didnt like the tourist or our $$. No problem, didnt even finish our beverages and left. Dont waste your time.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 23, 2021

Visit Joe's...You'll Not be Disappointed! This place was recommended to my by a local. Best described as a local dive bar with a limited menu....but very good food. I'd recommend the Sloppy Scotty (beef hotdog with onion and homemade sloppy joe mix). Staff very friendly....Plenty of indoor and outdoor dining. Very cold beer and great bloody mary's. A hidden gem away from the main area of Put-in-Bay. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed October 26, 2020

No social distancing, filthy and rude bartender. Walked in and walked out. Perhaps they don't like visitors to their local watering hole. (fine with us . . . we spent our money elsewhere)

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 11, 2020 via mobile

Super friendly staff! Huge bar to set at!! Didn’t eat here. Stopped in for some beer to go. They had a nice outside area/

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 28, 2020

Best bar on the island in my opinion. Celebrated my 40th birthday here and had a great time. Love this bar.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 17, 2020 via mobile

Walked in, not busy, bartender rude for no reason. $4.25 for a can of miller lite. Not cool. Not sure why they didn’t want our business but we decided to fine somewhere else to eat dinner.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed October 25, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I ventured out to Joe's Bar on our rented golf cart. Well worth the trip. The drinks are excellent. Only regret wish the kitchen was still open.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2019

Great little dive bar! The drinks were priced well and the bartender was so friendly. The restrooms were also the cleanest we had seen on the entire island. They have cornhole and a comfortable outside area to enjoy.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 21, 2019

We had been by this place several times when visiting Put-In-Bay, but never stopped. We will never make this mistake again! This place was recommended by a local person, and it did not disappoint! Upon walking into the building, it was too crowded and difficult...to walk through to the back, because people were just not aware that we were trying go to the outside area. However, we now know that you do not even have to go through the building, because there is an open entrance to the back from the drive! Although the bar was very small and crowded, it took no time at all for the bartenders to wait on us and make our drinks quickly. I started with a Bloody Mary, and it was very tasty! In addition to the awesome drinks, this is a great people watching stop! There were so many interesting and fun people to watch and so many things happening, we really enjoyed our time here. We will definitely stop back when we return to the island!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 9, 2019

The staff if VERY friendly and engaging. Go with an appetite! I thought how big could a hot dog be... don't let them fool you! I couldn't get my mouth around it... everything they have is wonderfully made. They have outside seating and cornhole for...those who want.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 29, 2019

Stopped in for an adult beverage. Outdoor seating is huge, under tall trees for shade, small covered deck and plentiful seating inside. Only bummer....no drafts, all cans and bottles, but they did have a large variety of brews. We didn't eat, although we did see...many folks ordering food.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Bar seemed like it needed some work, the outside though was set up nice for families and the overly large jenga game helped keep the kids busy.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 13, 2019

A accident waiting to happen ,dirty nasty and unsafe building ,what a mess . visit at your own risk , watch the bugs

Date of visit: August 2018
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Joe's Bar and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4