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“Good choice in Sayville”

Cafe Joelle On Main Street
Ranked #5 of 54 Restaurants in Sayville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Holbrook, NY
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Good choice in Sayville”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

We come to this restaurant a few times per year. We have always found the food to be of very good quality with reasonable portion sizes. It's a small thing but I really enjoy their soups. Go for the pumpkin or squash soup if it is on the menu. My wife often gets the seafood salad which she really enjoys. Deserts are excellent, if you still have room. Service can be spotty. Some nights good, other nights servers can be hard to find. Atmosphere is pretty nice but this is a small place and gets very crowded. Recommended.

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant, consistently great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

I've been going to Cafe Joelle about once a month for years and the food is always wonderful and the service always top-notch. They have a great variety of foods with many healthy options. My favorite is the Neptune Salad with crabmeat and shrimp atop a bed of delicious greens with a light Raspberry dressing. It is somehow light, yet filling, at the same time. I go there with my girlfriends and then we shop in the adorable town of Sayville. The ambiance is beautiful as well. Enjoy!

  • Visited January 2013
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Patchogue, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We were regular customers at Cafe Joelle for many years. Loved the food and the service. The last few times we went in, we placed our order and a few minutes later someone came around with a "bread tray" & offered us a slice of bread. They used to put a basket of bread on the table. We wrote to them asking why they're doing this & they replied that is was "wasteful" to put a basket on each table. I'm sure they can find another way to save their money. To offer your guests a piece of bread from a basket being carried around, to me, is very cheezy & cheap. We were told that if we requested our own basket, one would be put on our table. No thanks, I'll spend my money elsewhere from now on!

Visited July 2012
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Sayville and Manhattan, New York
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Small but excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Had our first experience at Cafe Joelle and will definitely return. Oktoberfest had a great selection of foods. Excellent food.

  • Visited October 2012
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Oakdale, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Interesting menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Cafe Joelle has been a presence in downtown Sayville for many years. The menu is always interesting. Every menu item we've tried has been excellent. Service is attentive. It can be crowded at lunchtime but is worth the, usually, short wait. Our only criticism of Cafe Joelle is the noise level when the place is crowded.

Visited May 2012
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