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“Nothing special, could be worse”
Review of Joe's Garage

Joe's Garage
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Wellington
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nothing special, could be worse”
Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

$4 for a can of fanta? Unbelievable. Normally for a place to get away with prices like this there has to be some redeeming feature like great atmosphere or fantastic food. Joe's Garage, not so much.
The menu is very limited - in summary a few breakfast items plus pretty average hotdogs.
The chips were very tasty though - happy to recommend.

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Thank MikeZandvliet
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English first
Palmerston North
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Food great, must say the staff are brilliant! I visit here frequently, such a great place to eat and meet :)

Visited June 2012
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Thank kiwipomster
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Quiet but good”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

This place just opened a few months ago in town and when we went in it was very quiet but the prices were very good and the staff were very polite.
When sitting down/walk in you notice the Joe's garage has a very unique ambience which is very comfortable to be in, the service was very prompt and the food was all very good except for the Lollie cake which was a bit dry, The Smoothies are to die for though!!

I can imagine as more people start make this their regular and it gets buisier it will be a even better experience.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Rori M
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Palmerston North City, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Top Value”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

We first discovered Joe's in Wellington and loved the food and service we were thrilled when they opened in Palmerston North....check out there delish fries!!!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Lynn C
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new zealand
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Could be better with some staff training”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

For a few weekends this place became our regular, but despite good coffee and a thoughful service focused owner, the staff seem patchy and the food not up to scratch. Sure it's not crucial, but if buttered toast is an option with our eggs, and ask for it...why does the toast never arrive buttered?

Hollandaise that's almost butter, scrambled eggs...not scrambled but hot plate...but not cooked properly. :(

The couple of times we've been served by the owner, it's been great ( refund on badly cooked food) so what I think needs to happen is the chef needs some serious attention and the wait staff need training to deliver to the same level the owner does.

Probably not going back anytime soon.

  • Visited May 2012
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