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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” (107 reviews)
“prime rib” (23 reviews)
“salad” (31 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 1 week ago via mobile

Joseph's is always good. My only concerns stem from how noisy the restaurant is & the fact that on occasion I have to send a steak back because it is medium or medium rare when I also ask for medium well. Rolls are rally good...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like to eat at the bar, so can't really speak to dining room service. The food is consistent good. Hubby gets steak and lobster tail. I got the last serving of squash ravioli, before they took it off the menu,but look forward to trying...More

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the ambience is rustic/basic the food makes up for it. Going to a steakhouse you might be apprehensive about ordering seafood. I had the scallops and they were excellent! The side Caesar Salad is done with their own dressing and the asparagus was perfectly...More

Thank VancouverRod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice relaxed atmosphere, but don't be in a hurry. Service is slow. Food is the best. The view from the back room is excellent.

Thank Velvet B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome fresh cut steaks cooked to perfection. Perfect service and very pleasant surroundings. The meat market opened in Waterville, Maine on the 1930's. We celebrated Father's day in style.

Thank Peggy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited Joseph's several times in the past and found the ambiance, service and good to be great but this time I cam away disappointed. I found the ambiance was as good as always and the service was ok, except the server failed to bring...More

Thank 959clintonh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Average looking steakhouse w/cowboy memorabilia & lots of unpainted wood surfaces. Things did appear clean and maintained. The service was subpar: slow on taking order/refilling tea, missed a requested item... but at least she WAS sweet and apologetic. My mushroom/Swiss burger was essentially unsalted, but...More

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Fabulous find! Overlooking the golf course on a beautiful fall day our selections were the house salad with grilled shrimp and chianti basil dressing and the Philly Cheesesteak flatbread. Both were fresh and wonderfully prepared. Thanks to Dan for being an attentive and friendly server.

Thank JerseyJudy714_14
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

OK, so any review can be based on what the area you are in has to offer.. This is one of the top offerings in the area. You can get great seafood, ribs, steaks/beef cuts, and burgers and salads. Another words, enough choices to satisfy...More

Thank Whiteyface
Reviewed 24 September 2017

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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
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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