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“Overpriced mediocrity”

Haleiwa Joe's Seafood Grill
Ranked #5 of 87 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
venice beach, california
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Overpriced mediocrity”
Reviewed December 7, 2007

The food does not match the price. Had we spent about half the amount, I may have thought it was fine for the money. Before our meal came we overheard a woman at the table across from us comment to the waitress about her meat being undercooked. When my boyfriend's steak came it was overdone, when you spend $28 for a filet mignon, it should served how you order it! Our waitress did offer us a free dessert, but we didn't want dessert, I felt she could have at least comped him a beer. Overall the food reminded me of something I would get at a mediocre chain restaurant, we were sorry to waste our precious time there. Will never go back.

Thank wondergreen
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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
Reviewed September 28, 2007

The food was mediocre at best. The drinks were uninspired & tired. There was a screaming child dashing back and forth through the restaurant and I understand kids will be kids but the kid was out of control and no one said anything about it. The waitstaff was lackadaisical. It seemed they were just loafing about the restaurant and on a whim might actually wait on you. The decor looked like it hadn't been updated in 20+ years. Overall there was no reason to come back or even stay in the first place. Lousy.

1 Thank schanny
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Lester, Iowa
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Food - Good Service”
Reviewed September 27, 2007

We had a great experience at this restaurant and loved the food. We had fresh Opah for the first time and loved it! There were no complaints from anyone in our party and we all enjoyed the outdoor seating area. We will definitely visit this restaurant again on future trips.

Thank BradleyandCole
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Will not leave the island without a meal there”
Reviewed August 7, 2007

Great food. Two words KOBE RIBS..
Great Service even for the
mainlander. If you did not like this PLACE you are not on this planet
to ENJOY life and you need to chill BRUTHA or SISTA. JOES is an essential part of OAHU lifestyle.
Don't forget your MAI TAI! Cheers!

1 Thank hingehead
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed June 24, 2007

Haleiwa Joe's was nothing to go out of your way for. I don't mind expensive if the food is very good. This was not the case here. The food is not very good and the service is very slow. There are not many choices and the servers had couldn't care less attitudes. Save you time and money and go elsewhere.

4 Thank iluuvhawaii
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