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Joseph's Fireside Steakhouse

99 W River Rd, Waterville, ME 04901-5070
+1 207-877-8325
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (104 reviews)
“prime rib” (23 reviews)
“salad” (30 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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99 W River Rd, Waterville, ME 04901-5070
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Reviewed yesterday

We had gotten to consider this restaurant one of our reliable places to get a good meal in a comfortable environment - even tho it tends to be hard to hear. Well, tonight we were very disappointed and likely will not be back soon -...More

Thank Downeastme
Reviewed yesterday

Considering it's the only "steakhouse" in the area they have popularity and a good following but meals are about average. Good selection from chicken to steaks, portions were adequate and decent selections for sides and offerings for non-beef eaters too, but their "famous" steak tips...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed yesterday

Four of us went to the steakhouse Friday night for supper and everything was excellent. We were seated quickly and our request not to sit in high stools was honored. I find the high chairs very uncomfortable. We all ordered some form of beef and...More

Thank SteveAugusta_Maine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When my wife and I are in Waterville ME and need a restaurant that can accommodate a large family group, Joseph's is always our first choice. They can seat large and small groups easily. However, Friday and Saturday at peak hours, there is usually a...More

Thank Doctorj53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I recently stayed in Clinton, ME and on our last day visited friends in Waterville and were looking for a restaurant for lunch. We ended up at Joseph's Steakhouse and had a decent meal. Starting with my kids, they split a chicken...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hate to complain but the prime rib was very expensive and most was gristle. My chicken cordon bleu was excellent. I guess we were just disappointed with the beef being poor quality at a steakhouse. If he got 4 ounces of chewable meat out...More

Thank donicewhitney
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I'm not much for huge portions, but my husband is, so he was satisfied with his meal. He had the medallions, and I had an enormous salad. The food was good, and the waitstaff joked with my son. Service was good. We were worn out...More

Thank qwiltr
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Lunch was terrific. Chicken fingers platter with either fries or salad can't be beat. Get to lunch early for best seating.

Thank wppfeifer48
Reviewed 6 August 2017

35 minutes later we were seated....and there was 12 empty tables in the dining room. Such a wait for such a terrible old piece of prime rib....Over priced and over hyped. Rather go to McDonald's

Thank mainerlp
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I ordered the blue fin tuna with seasonal vegetables. It was wonderful. I would definitely cone back here again.

Thank silvy1013
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19 May 2017|
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Response from sadler8613 | Reviewed this property |
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11 September 2015|
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Response from JFS8325 | Property representative |
Yes, We do offer a gluten free menu. Just ask your server for it the next time you dine with us. Thank you!
Richard W
14 April 2015|
Response from JFS8325 | Property representative |
If you go to our new web site you will find a complete listing of everything we serve. thank you for asking. Trip Adviser won't allow me to give you the web address but if you Google Joseph's Fireside Steakhouse Waterville... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 W River Rd, Waterville, ME 04901-5070
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +1 207-877-8325
  • E-mail
We are a slightly upscale Steakhouse that also serves a nice variety of Seafood as well as Baby Back Ribs. Our Vegetarian selection is sure to please the most delicate of pallets.
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