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Joe Roots Grill

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2826 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505-4025
+1 814-836-7668
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Fairview, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The service has gone down him as to the food. It was better when it was down over the hill by the Sarah's and had better food. Not impressed now

Thank DrWade64
Level Contributor
38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want seafood at inexpensive prices this is the place. Casual or formal dress doesn't matter I like the broiled seafood platter

Thank James G
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for happy hour at the recommendation of friends, half off apps and 25% off drinks. Also wanted to give a local restaurant owner some business instead of the chains. Started with an order of Calamari, order came out quickly, oversized thick rings that were not finished by us, seriously made me not want to ever eat Calamari again. Next... More 

Thank John I
Erie, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My husband and I took my Mom out for her 89th birthday. This restaurant used to be a favorite of ours when it was located on lower Pennisula Drive. It seems that now, hardly anything is included with the meal. A bland looking plate with a potato and meat or fish was delivered--the plate looked half empty, as the portion... More 

Thank jsignorino
Akron OH
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Family trip to Erie for weekend to walk Presque Isle. 5 pm dinner on a Saturday night w 65 degree heat wave(😀). 10=excellent, 0= terrible. Wait time/ efficiency= 6; server friendliness/efficiency= 9; bread= 3 (store bought white bread?! Smeared w butter?!); Italian wedding soup= 7.5 ; fried yellow perch=9; broiled walleye = 8; steamed vegetables = 10; lobster stuffed cod=... More 

Thank JoeReview
Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Sons 16th Birthday outing with family. Arrived and they did not have heat. Claims to thrive on seafood..not even sure the lobster was real meat. Calamari was rubber with cold dip. Soup cold. Everyone had a stomach ache next day. Only went because of good reviews. Felt I needed to share our experience. Would have been better off at a... More 

Thank wmantsch
Durham, Maine
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192 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My wife and I visited Joe Root's on a very slow night. The service was good, but the food was just average. The portions were OK, but we would rather have had smaller portions of better food. I was hoping to give this place a better review, but average is average.

Thank Bob B
Erie, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

About two years use to go to Joe Roots Grill frequently and the food was very good. Last Friday 9 of us took a friend a friend there for her birthday. Service was very slow because there was only one waiter. No problem because we were enjoying each others company. Several of use ordered strip steaks and several ordered shrimp.... More 

Thank ohchyle
Tynong, Australia
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Stopped in after a long day on the road, heading towards Ohio.... What great food and a quaint restaurant. Really liked the food, service was great too.

Thank Nicole W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Wecoud walk to this place from our hotel. The food and the staff were to notch! We stuffed ourselves for very reasonable prices. We will be back!

Thank Rita C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2826 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505-4025
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-836-7668

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