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Joe Roots Grill

) #58 of 339 Restaurants in Erie €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Seafood
2826 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505-4025
+1 814-836-7668
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“seafood” (44 reviews)
“steak” (35 reviews)
“scallops” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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2826 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505-4025
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Reviewed yesterday

Our first trip to this restaurant was a very good experience. The food was good, the service was good and the portions were good.... No complaints

Thank pbyrd1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought we'd go for lunch but it is over at 3:00..so the prices jump much higher. I will say the food was good and all were pleased in our group. The portions were plenty. The server was friendly and we were treated great.

Thank Phoodus M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lobster bisque was fabulous. The swordfish and the seafood pasta were very average; bland, and dripping with butter. So the high prices they charge are not worth the experience.

Thank 837kelleyd
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The service has gone down him as to the food. It was better when it was down over the hill by the Sarah's and had better food. Not impressed now

Thank DrWade64
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

If you want seafood at inexpensive prices this is the place. Casual or formal dress doesn't matter I like the broiled seafood platter

Thank James G
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Went for happy hour at the recommendation of friends, half off apps and 25% off drinks. Also wanted to give a local restaurant owner some business instead of the chains. Started with an order of Calamari, order came out quickly, oversized thick rings that were...More

Thank John I
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My husband and I took my Mom out for her 89th birthday. This restaurant used to be a favorite of ours when it was located on lower Pennisula Drive. It seems that now, hardly anything is included with the meal. A bland looking plate with...More

Thank jsignorino
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Family trip to Erie for weekend to walk Presque Isle. 5 pm dinner on a Saturday night w 65 degree heat wave(😀). 10=excellent, 0= terrible. Wait time/ efficiency= 6; server friendliness/efficiency= 9; bread= 3 (store bought white bread?! Smeared w butter?!); Italian wedding soup= 7.5...More

Thank JoeReview
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Sons 16th Birthday outing with family. Arrived and they did not have heat. Claims to thrive on seafood..not even sure the lobster was real meat. Calamari was rubber with cold dip. Soup cold. Everyone had a stomach ache next day. Only went because of good...More

Thank wmantsch
Reviewed 29 January 2017

My wife and I visited Joe Root's on a very slow night. The service was good, but the food was just average. The portions were OK, but we would rather have had smaller portions of better food. I was hoping to give this place a...More

Thank Bob B
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Jairo P
Is there any wineries nearby?
18 November 2015|
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Response from TravelingMamas | Reviewed this property |
According to the Visit Erie website: "Pennsylvania’s moderate climate and rolling terrain provides some of the best grape growing conditions on the East Coast. With approximately 14,000 acres of grapes, Pennsylvania ranks... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail