Joe's American Bar & Grill

★★★★☆
  • 750 Post Rd

    Fairfield, CT 06824

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  • 203-319-1600

About Joe's American Bar & Grill

Hours
Lunch: Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm; Sun, closed. Dinner: Mon - Thu, 4pm - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 4pm - 11pm; Sun, 11am - 10pm

Food

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If you have alot of money to spend and want to spend it on this place- or say, burn it to shreds, I'd say honestly they are equal. We have been here 3x and each time we went home dissatisfied and really feeling ripped off and hungry.

This place just SUCKS and I can't imagine that it is going to be in business much longer. It's that bad.

Food quality very low. Very badly prepared. Waitstaff is crazily bad- the worst I have encountered in Fairfield County.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you have alot of money to spend and want to spend it on this place- or say, burn it to shreds, I'd say honestly they are equal. We have been here 3x and each time we went home dissatisfied and really feeling ripped off and hungry.

This place just SUCKS and I can't imagine that it is going to be in business much longer. It's that bad.

Food quality very low. Very badly prepared. Waitstaff is crazily bad- the worst I have encountered in Fairfield County.

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Joe's American - think of this chain of restaurants as an upscale pub/restaurant in terms of decor and even more so in terms of what to expect from the menu. However, you may have deja vu all over again as the restaurant does have that familiar look to it.

The bar is situated to the right of the restaurant as you enter and can be quite crowded and loud, especially during the tail end of happy hour. The dining area is wide open. This, combined with the bar and tall ceilings, makes for an often loud atmosphere. People tend to raise their voices in order to hear each other, that in turn makes others raise their voices...

Burgers are classic and are good stand-by options if you are unsure of what to eat. The menu is varied and includes ribs (my favorite here) wraps, steaks, and all of the other items you would expect from an American restaurant. The spinach and artichoke dip with pita tips is a good appetizer to begin with IMO. An early "problem" that was mentioned to me by more than one person when speaking about the restaurant was that the food there gave them the sh*ts. Crass, but if more than one person noted this, and they weren't familiar with each other, there might be something to it. I never encountered this problem myself, and these comments were from the past, so hopefully this is no longer an issue (I do know, from people who oversaw casino buffets, that certain preservatives used to keep buffet food "fresh" when sitting out in chafing dishes, can cause upset stomachs, I wonder if this is what was used here). Regardless, it is just something to note.

The restaurant offers outdoor seating which is nice, though the traffic on Post Road can be loud and distracting, so mind the traffic patters before choosing an outdoor table.

The service was fine though I did have to flag my waitress down when I needed a refill of my ice tea and to have our plates taken away as she was busy inside whereas the 2 tables outside were forgotten at times, or so it seemed.

The restaurant is child-friendly and offers plenty for even the fussiest eaters to choose from, you really can't go wrong at Joe's.

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★★★★☆

Joe's American - think of this chain of restaurants as an upscale pub/restaurant in terms of decor and even more so in terms of what to expect from the menu. However, you may have deja vu all over again as the restaurant does have that familiar look to it.

The bar is situated to the right of the restaurant as you enter and can be quite crowded and loud, especially during the tail end of happy hour. The dining area is wide open. This, combined with the bar and tall ceilings, makes for an often loud atmosphere. People tend to raise their voices in order to hear each other, that in turn makes others raise their voices...

Burgers are classic and are good stand-by options if you are unsure of what to eat. The menu is varied and includes ribs (my favorite here) wraps, steaks, and all of the other items you would expect from an American restaurant. The spinach and artichoke dip with pita tips is a good appetizer to begin with IMO. An early "problem" that was mentioned to me by more than one person when speaking about the restaurant was that the food there gave them the sh*ts. Crass, but if more than one person noted this, and they weren't familiar with each other, there might be something to it. I never encountered this problem myself, and these comments were from the past, so hopefully this is no longer an issue (I do know, from people who oversaw casino buffets, that certain preservatives used to keep buffet food "fresh" when sitting out in chafing dishes, can cause upset stomachs, I wonder if this is what was used here). Regardless, it is just something to note.

The restaurant offers outdoor seating which is nice, though the traffic on Post Road can be loud and distracting, so mind the traffic patters before choosing an outdoor table.

The service was fine though I did have to flag my waitress down when I needed a refill of my ice tea and to have our plates taken away as she was busy inside whereas the 2 tables outside were forgotten at times, or so it seemed.

The restaurant is child-friendly and offers plenty for even the fussiest eaters to choose from, you really can't go wrong at Joe's.

Pros: Good, Predicatable American Food

Cons: Noise Level Can be High at Times

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great spot to have a drink with some friends. A bit loud but if you want to watch Monday night football- I would recommend it.

3
★★★☆☆

great spot to have a drink with some friends. A bit loud but if you want to watch Monday night football- I would recommend it.

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Great food, a little pricy , but good portions and great atmosphere. The bibs and burgers are excellant. Desert's vary, but are alos very, very good

4
★★★★☆

Great food, a little pricy , but good portions and great atmosphere. The bibs and burgers are excellant. Desert's vary, but are alos very, very good

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A bit on the pricey side, but the food is excellent! The staff is awesome at making you comfortable. We have been treated to many a lunches here, by our bosses.

4
★★★★☆

A bit on the pricey side, but the food is excellent! The staff is awesome at making you comfortable. We have been treated to many a lunches here, by our bosses.

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The place isn't cheap, but then neither is anything about Joe's: the meals are ample and well made. The staff is courteous, the bar is stocked with just about everything you'd want to ask for, and the coffee is excellent.

Yes, there is almost always a wait to get in, particularly on weekend evenings. But it's worth it, which is why people are there in the first place! And the line does move at a good clip.

The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because there isn't always enough parking and I've occasionally had an app or dessert forgotten by the waiter because they're so busy.

4
★★★★☆

The place isn't cheap, but then neither is anything about Joe's: the meals are ample and well made. The staff is courteous, the bar is stocked with just about everything you'd want to ask for, and the coffee is excellent.

Yes, there is almost always a wait to get in, particularly on weekend evenings. But it's worth it, which is why people are there in the first place! And the line does move at a good clip.

The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because there isn't always enough parking and I've occasionally had an app or dessert forgotten by the waiter because they're so busy.

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Although this restaurant is a New England chain restaurant, you wouldn't think so. Inside you have vintage posters and photographs of Yale and the University of Connecticut crew teams and polo matches from the 1920's and 30's.(not in an "applebee's" type of way, however)
Outdoor seating is an option in warmer months
The best thing about Joe's is the variety...you want pizza? You want steak? You want a burger? You want quesadilla's? You can get all of these things and they are all good. The freshly baked bread is always good and always hot.
Joe's also has a great bar with tables.
Great for large parties or intimate groups near the fireplace.

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★★★★☆

Although this restaurant is a New England chain restaurant, you wouldn't think so. Inside you have vintage posters and photographs of Yale and the University of Connecticut crew teams and polo matches from the 1920's and 30's.(not in an "applebee's" type of way, however)
Outdoor seating is an option in warmer months
The best thing about Joe's is the variety...you want pizza? You want steak? You want a burger? You want quesadilla's? You can get all of these things and they are all good. The freshly baked bread is always good and always hot.
Joe's also has a great bar with tables.
Great for large parties or intimate groups near the fireplace.

Pros: Variety and ability to seat large parties

Cons: High ceilings cause the place to be very loud, expect to wait for a table...even on a Monday

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Joe's is a great place for a good, filling, American meal. Their menu is mostly steaks, burgers, chicken, pasta, and dinner salads. They are a little pricey ($12-$20 for a dinner...), but well worth it. My gosh...the bread the give you alone with worth it!!

You will have to wait if you go on a weekend, but it's worth it. This is such a great place to eat!

PROS: really good food
CONS: always a wait to get in

4
★★★★☆

Joe's is a great place for a good, filling, American meal. Their menu is mostly steaks, burgers, chicken, pasta, and dinner salads. They are a little pricey ($12-$20 for a dinner...), but well worth it. My gosh...the bread the give you alone with worth it!!

You will have to wait if you go on a weekend, but it's worth it. This is such a great place to eat!

PROS: really good food
CONS: always a wait to get in

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