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“Great place to have lunch”

Joe's American Bar and Grill
Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Short Hills
Price range: $20 - $25
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Newark, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great place to have lunch”
Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Short Hills Malls is a very upscale establishment. Joe's is a welcomed place to sit and unwind. The food is wonderful as is most of the staff. Yes, you're in the rich part of a rich town (so do not expect bargains). However, the food is reasonably priced for its quality (very good) and its portion size (quite large). After the food, the best thing about Joe's is the atmosphere... relaxing and congenial.

Visited March 2014
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English first
New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nice Respite from shooping”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a good restaurant in regards to being convenient and having common fare.
Hamburgers are plentiful with your choice of toppings, etc. The Cobb salad was large and the people liked them.
The Roasted chicken and the Honey CHicken salads were also regarded as good by the guests.
The wait staff although cordial, a bit slower than we would have liked. THe front desk personnel were very cordial and helpful.
I would recommend this restaurant for a good salad and a good hamburger.
Please note that there are many little one's with their mothers at lunch and that the noise decibels can reach high notes.
I would return for a little of the same.

  • Visited April 2014
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Casual food done right.”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

I am willing to pay for a good burger. Joe's burgers are good. Therefore, I pay.

The atmosphere matches the food which is casual all around. The portions are adequate. The beer selection is plentiful and the cosmos are done right. Watching the game is challenging since there is a buzzing of activity around. I personally like it this way. since you never know how the game is going to go.

  • Visited November 2013
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Watchung, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Overpriced and Overhyped for Average Food”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

The meatloaf was just this side of bland and the hamburger was just ordinary. They were skimpy on the fries but I wasn't too disappointed becuase they were underdone and bland. The fish and chips was pretty tasty but the child's hot dog was salty (and a foot long; what child can eat a foot long hot dog?). The prices were high for the quality of food and we had to wait 20 minutes for a table. I don't get it.

  • Visited February 2014
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Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Overpriced diner masquerading as a resturant”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

This place is loud and cold, if you want decent food and a good waiter at a reasonable price go elsewhere. Try Nordstrom's Cafe, better food, nicer waiters, and you don't have to listen to the din of everyone trying to be heard.

  • Visited December 2013
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