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Joe's American Bar and Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01702 (California Ave)
+1 508-820-8389
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Lakewood Ranch, FL
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Delicious new choice is BLT. This sandwich is so big, I had two meals out of it. The place is well situated, easy access, good service and good quality for the price.

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Thank Lauren B
Sergio E, Manager at Joe's American Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you Lauren! looking forward to seeing you back again soon! More 

Stow, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

After three or four hours on the cement like mall store floors my wife and I were both tired and hungry. Now it was nearly 4PM and have been to Joe's American Bar and Grill a few times - inside ambiance is relaxing, booths are spacious and comfortable. The menu although not expansive does offer a good choice of appetizer,... More 

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Thank John O
Framingham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Visit the Framingham site of Joe''s American and Grill often, always are met with a pleasant and friendly greeter and staff, food always very good, management always caring.

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Thank Herschel C
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Came for lunch on Saturday after trying to go somewhere else and was greeted by a very friendly young lady. She showed us right to the table and showed me to the bathroom. When I came out the waitress was already returning with my husbands drink and returned with one for me in what felt like seconds. I ordered a... More 

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Thank Renee C
Ashland, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Hosted a function here last Sunday for 20 people at 11:00. The private room was the perfect size, set up comfortably for people to converse easily without feeling cramped. We were able to order from both the breakfast & lunch menu. Our server Andrea was excellent. Went out of her way to make us feel comfortable & not rushed as... More 

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Thank Fluffy79
Mark M, Manager at Joe's American Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! It was a pleasure meeting your family that day and I am glad we were able to give your party such a good experience. We look forward to seeing you soon and thanks again! -Mark Molina Manager/Joe's Framingham More 

Framingham, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is fine for business lunches because very quiet. As far as the place itself goes it is tired and needs a facelift. Even after new ownership it still is old and a bit run down. The menu is updated and so are the prices. Burgers approach $20 with toppings and for that price there are much better restarunts... More 

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Thank RARPhantom
Hudson, Massachusetts
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197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

I love coming here for salads. They have all different kinds delicious salads. I've never been disappointed with any of them. In fact I've never had anything else there. Staff was friendly and efficient.

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Thank Patti D
Mark M, Manager at Joe's American Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Hi Patti- Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great review of our restaurant. I'm so glad you enjoyed our selections of salads and had a great experience with our service staff. We look forward to seeing you soon and please don't hesitate to ask for me next time you visit us, I would love to... More 

gjwoodsjr
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Went there last night around 8pm so it wasn't busy and got a seat right away. Took five minutes or so for someone to come to the table to take our drink orders. Couldn't have been more than ten people in the restaurant area, more in the bar area. Took five more minutes to bring the sodas and water. The... More 

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Thank gjwoodsjr
Mark M, Manager at Joe's American Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Hello gjwoodsjr- Thank you for your time in writing a review. I was extremely disappointed to hear about your experience yesterday at our restaurant. I'm glad you enjoyed our chowder but it seems like we missed the mark on one of our best dishes, the fresh fish sandwich. The surveys that are being conducted in our restaurants are only for... More 

Natick, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

This place has gone downhill fast, they changed their menu and only made things worse. The restaurant always looks nice and clean but the food is not worth $15 for a salad. Not sure how much longer they will be open.

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Thank AnnaLyn23
Mark M, Manager at Joe's American Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Hello AnnaLyn- I'm very sorry that we didn't live up to expectations on your last visit. We have earned ourselves the loyalty of literally millions of guests over the years with delicious meals from our scratch kitchen and our superior standard of hospitality. Obviously we missed the mark on your last visit. I would like to invite you back to... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

My friend ordered a salad which she had eaten there, and enjoyed, just a few weeks ago. The lettuce was gritty and inedible. The manager apologized and comped her meal. My other friend had a different salad, and reported that the chicken was not good. We won't return.

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Thank Audreyisadorable
Mark M, Manager at Joe's American Bar and Grill, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear about your recent experience at our restaurant. I assure you this is not our usual standard and as you know, we strive to wow each and every guest with a perfect experience every time. Obviously we missed the mark on your last visit. I would invite you to contact me personally to discuss this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$36
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01702
    (California Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Framingham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-820-8389

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?