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Jo's bar & Grill

207 N Galveston, Balmorhea, TX 79718
+1 432-448-0861
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“hamburger” (3 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
“cold beer” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Barbecue, Pub
207 N Galveston, Balmorhea, TX 79718
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Eh - the TA reviews were more entertaining than the food. Dry brisket crumbs on a bun for $12. Guess the beer might make the food better.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JamuJoe
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I am traveling across Texas to my cruise and found this quaint little place. The brisket tacos were amazing and the atmosphere is welcoming and just Texas. I will be back!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AbbyB52
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Yes, we should have asked, but there was no menu in sight and we were in the mood for a hamburger and ordered two cheese burgers. Slow in arriving, they finally came: a thick over-done and dry patty accompanied with some scant pieces of tomato,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank thirsk
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is truly a place not to judge from its looks. Great service, brisket was good & cold beer ! Try the brisket made right out back.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank goodeye2
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had the chicken wings and chilly cheese fries, it was decent bar food. We only went there once since it was closed the rest of the time we were in Balmorhea. The staff was friendly, and provided good service.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Fredrik S
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Stated a few days at Balmorhea State Park a few weeks back (definetly off season). Joe's was the only sit down restaurant in Balmoehea. Good brisket but the star was the Russian waitress/bar tender. I didn't get her name but she was absolutely charming.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Hemerocallis3
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Pretty decent bbq sandwiches and laid back atmosphere. Service was not fast. With limited options in town, this place is worth considering.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Maryland1traveler
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Happened upon this place by accident and am really glad we did. We sat and talked to Norman (the owner) for about 45 minutes. They smoke their brisket daily and it smelled amazing! Their hamburger was great - homemade patty and a sweet roll bun......More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Diver_Walt
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The service was very friendly. They allow smoking, but have some outdoor patios with fresh air. They opened a new dance hall.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Texas_Travel_1
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We just had our daughter's wedding reception at Jo's Bar & Grill. Norman put out a great barbecue dinner, two bands, dancing, drinking and a wonderful time. They all treated us city slickers like family. It was awesome for us Northern Californian's to see small...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Bob S
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Restaurant Details

Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 N Galveston, Balmorhea, TX 79718
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Balmorhea
  • Phone Number: +1 432-448-0861
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