There is a reason why there was no line at Joe's that morning - or any morning for that matter. It's just not very good. My eggs (which were whipped beyond fluffy to souffle-like) were the least of the problems on my plate. The potatoes were greasy and the fruit had not been destemmed (why serve strawberries with the hull in a fruit salad, I ask?). My boyfriend agreed that his food was not very good as well and was quite annoyed that he couldn't get a bloody mary before noon at this restaurant - even though it's listed on the brunch menu as a "free" extra with the price of a meal.
Joe's does have a very nice waterfront location conveniently located in the busy North End of Boston. The picture windows look directly at the boats in the harbor, which might be one of the few things this restaurant has to offer that others do not. During the summer, Joe's also has a nice outdoor seating patio for dining al fresco.
Service at Joe's is very friendly - if not overly attentive (probably due to the lack of customers within). Our food came out quickly and aside from the Bloody Mary refusal, we had no complaints that pertained to our waitress or the staff.
Prices are pretty reasonable for this type of casual American food, but I still can't recommend this restaurant for anything other than a last resort for dining out. The food is just that terrible - no good service or view could compensate.
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December 17, 2006
From journal Boston: Adventures in the North End
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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