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Joe Roots Grill

2826 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505-4025
+1 814-836-7668
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (48 reviews)
“perch” (34 reviews)
“steak” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2826 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505-4025
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1 - 10 of 306 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard many great things about this place, so we finally gave it a shot. It was definitely worth it. The prime rib was delicious and the steak was cooked perfectly. There wasn't a single thing ordered at the table that we wouldn't order again. The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Joe Roots for years and have always had a great meal! I never liked fish until I tried the perch - outta this world! it is fried but lightly battered; the garlic bread is delicious; and your side dish can...More

Thank shelbymoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour group was passing through and after our visit to the local museum, we stopped on a short notice. The group thought the seafood was even better than we had in Maine. They were prompt in serving and we would seek out this again.

Thank Rhonda T
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We once again spent an evening with great friends at Joe Roots and had a great time. The food selection here is a perfect mix of seafood, steak, sandwiches, appetizers and more. And a superb beverage selection too. Close to Presque Isle and everything else...More

Thank giwpriestap
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We enjoyed our meals here - two of us chose pasta dishes, the other chose a hamburger. We were all happy with the taste and the portions. It's a pleasant place to eat, staff is attentive and friendly. We would definitely return.

Thank BonnieS980
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I had the walleye and perch dinner and it was really really good, my wife had the fillet.we had great food and good service. We will be back.

Thank Rod H
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

After a ride through Presque Isle State Park we found this restaurant while sitting at a traffic light on our way back to hotel. Apparently it's a local favorite. Great menu. Friendly, prompt young and humorous staff. Good choice of local wines and daily specials...More

Thank M2Denis
Reviewed 9 September 2017

It's bad. Like, really bad. We were visiting and decided to stop on by for lunch. Yuck. I ordered the "Famous Clams" and could barely eat two. They just didn't taste right. Kind of a spoiled type of taste to them. I did eat the...More

Thank maverickincali
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Nate was our server and his recommendations were spot on: Perch Platter for my wife and Walleye Platter for me. It was, without exaggeration, the best local fish I've had... EVER! Enjoy this quiet secret in Presque Isle. Bruce

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for dinner I had the Flagship Nigara platter it was awesome the scallops were done to perfection. We will be back

Thank Rod H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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