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“Not So Impressed”

Haleiwa Joe's Seafood Grill
Ranked #3 of 88 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ormond Beach, Florida
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205 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Not So Impressed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

I wanted to like this place. Most of the locals recommended it (maybe they just wanted to keep us Haoles out of THEIR favorite spots!), but I don't think I would go back too often if I were a local myself.
I don't want to go into specifics (getting tired, and about to go to bed, actually) but despite the very favorable reviews below mine, I thought this place was average in every way.
Except pricing, perhaps. Bit above average there.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank DrGeis
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Beachwood, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great food and great views....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

This restaurant was suggested to us by our server at the Embassy Suites in Honolulu. We would not have likely found it without her urging.

Great spot for lunch or dinner. We enjoyed the peel and eat shrimp in the special fire sauce and the fish tacos. Both dishes were flavorful and very fresh.

Views of the marina are outstanding and it was a perfect stop for lunch a beer - while driving the North Shore - from Waikiki Beach.

Very attentive and knowledgeable server - all the staff seems very well trained and professional. Clearly management is on-site and supervising a tight ship!

Get there a bit early or get a drink and expect a wait.

We will be back, for sure.


Visited June 2013
Thank silvertravel
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“My tummy says yummy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We were told to stop here by the waitress in our hotel. She said that it was the best place on the North Shore and she was right. This was fantastic. Mom and I ordered the coconut shrimp and fries. The small plate comes with 4 butterflied shrimp overflowing with crispy, crunchy coconut. I definitely could of eaten more they were scrumptious. The guys ordered the Marlin dinner served with steamed vegetables and rice. This was a little more expensive but worth every penny.
This is on the North Shore in a cute little beach town. We sat out on the deck and got to watch the boats come and go and the stand up paddlers. Wonderful. Also take time to visit the little shops in the town, they have some cute stuff.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank cutiethebear
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Merrimac, Australia
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Yummy food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Great food, quick service, big portions, good cocktails...need I say more??! 50 First Dates was filmed there also. Definitely go there.

Visited May 2013
Thank RosynMarty
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Mililani, Hawaii
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Amazing sunset, great food, unending service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Four of us, two couples, stopped at this landmark north shore restaurant to have appetizers (turned out to be more like dinner) and wine. We were taken to a table on the patio, overlooking the boats in Haleiwa Boat Harbor. Stand-up paddlers floated back and forth at the entrance to the river. We ordered a really nice cab, "14 Hands", that went really well with our Black & Blue Ahi, Crispy Chicken Wings, Sweet Kalbi Ribs, and their Paradise Pupu Platter. We had the Haleiwa Paradise Salad to round out our selections. The food was tasty on the eyes and on the palate as well, but the beautiful sunset was the best sight of all. Manager Kanani and our server, Nicole, checked on our table numerous times and the bus help was alert in keeping our table cleared of empty plates. The sunset was a beautiful close to a wonderful day and a great meal.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Xsquared
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