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“Classic casual neighborhood Greek/Italian diner. Cheap prices and a very good craft beer selection.”
Review of Joe's Inn

Joe's Inn
Ranked #32 of 1,719 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Out of towners should make their way to Joe's Inn in the Fan if they'd like to see what a Richmond classic looks like.

The restaurant has been around for decades. It's got two separate seating areas, a more diner-like side full of tables and the better looking but more crowded wood paneled bar side. Both sides have a very casual atmosphere. The diner side might be considered more family friendly.

Like many Greek/Italian diners it's got a large menu with breakfast options available all day, as well as subs, sandwiches, and a handful of entrees. They even manage to sneak in some Southern specialties like their fried chicken livers.

While my dining companion raves about their steak and eggs and I've enjoyed their subs, their claim to fame is their baked pasta dishes. Massive piles of baked spaghetti topped with sauce and molten cheese, each easily large enough to make two meals. Plan on leftovers.

Food prices are downright cheap, particularly for the subs and the breakfast items.

There's a short but reasonably priced wine list with a few interesting bottles, but given the casual atmosphere I prefer to get a beer here. Their draft list has a wide variety of craft choices including some local selections.

Parking in the area can be challenging. Just keep driving around until you find a spot and be willing to walk a block or two.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Met some friends at Joe's tonight. The place was packed, but had great service, good beer & delicious baked spaghetti & Greek salad. Split the Albert's spaghetti & salad with my hubby & was perfect. I'll be back. Great neighborhood fan spot.

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Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

I've been eating here for years. The food has always been on point but my recent visit was disappointing. The breakfast is always good but today the potatoes seemed old and the pancakes my boyfriend had tasted sour. Not sure what happened but they need to step it back up as far as the food. I've recommended hundreds of customers here as well. Think I will give it sometime before I do again. That's a shame because I've never had a bad experience here. Hope they are able to regain the greatness I'm used to.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

saw a pic' of this place in the hotel magazine and so found it in located in the FAN neighborhood. Love the diner atmosphere - food was awesome. Ordered the baked spaghetti and wasn't disappointed, HUGE HUGE platter with loads of cheese baked in it. Fried fish was good too! Prices $$. Go.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Not a big pasta person but I visit Joe's Inn every year for their 'country' greek salad. While I was a bit early this year the 'regular' greek salad was very tasty and the mushroom appetizer was not disappointing at all.

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