Joe's On Juniper
1049 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 892-1568
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Cuisines: American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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I normally only come here for drinks and the crowd, but , today I decided to have food. I try to eat pretty healthy and they had a few choices. I asked the server about a dish and he couldn't give me any information on it. I had the Spice Rubbed Chicken Skewer. It comes with zucchini, tomato, feta, cous cous and a lime-yogurt dressing. Now this sounds amazing, but it wasn't. The food tasted like old people's house. I took two bites and I was done. They then had their deserts buy one get one free so, I tried some cheesecake and it wasn't even worth the cheat. This is still one of my favorite drink spots because the cocktails are everything, but I want be eating anything else from here.
The food here is ok but the drink menu is full of fun martinis and cocktails! Joe's is home to Atlanta's fab gay community and is decked out in rainbows and cute gay catch phrases! Joe's patio is also pooch friendly and they even have a small dog park! I brought my yorkie and her friends here for her 10th birthday party!
If you like good pub food then this is the place. If you like gay people then this is the place. If you like eating in the fresh air then this is the place. If you are human then you want to eat here.
04/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This place is amazing! I like to hop back and forth between here and Einsteins, but this place is where the real fun is at. You can go any day of the week and get a different experience. From trivia, to nintendo bowling, this place knows how to have a good time. Great lunch specials without breaking the bank. Not to mention about a zillion shooters!
02/03/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The food is your standard bar fare---burgers and fries. The atmosphere is very festive especially when the patio is open. It's a place to see and be seen.
It's in Midtown and mostly a younger (under 35) crowd and very gay friendly. Closed minded conservatives types will be miserable here.
12/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Great outdoor patio, Great appetizers.. (tanked chicken nachos) great food overall (chicken philly for me, grilled salmon salad for the lady) Service is very attentive, after we had been a few times the waiter already knew what we liked. Only bad thing is the limited menu after hours(9ish i believe)
11/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
In general, I really love this place. Not because I've been eating here since the mid 90's or because I spent the summer of 1999 working here (and, yes, we did party like it was with a soundtrack courtesy of Cher and the Backstreet Boys) or even because I met my ex here (started good, ended bad), but because it's one of the few places in this city that remains a constant.
Boy oh boy (no pun intended), could I tell you stories about this place back when Midtown was Midtown. This was the place to be on a Friday or Saturday with your BGFFs before heading out to the three B's: Blake's, Burkharts and Backstreet. Ah, good times - good times, indeed (those I can remember, anyway).
And today, with familiar places being torn down on what seems like a friggin' daily basis and replaced by tacky hi-rise condos, it's nice to be able to go here, sit amongst decor that hasn't changed one iota from opening day and enjoy the Plain Jane burger with onion rings - both of which taste exactly as they did the first time I had them almost 12 years ago.
Jeez, this is taking on the tone of ""When I was your age, we had to walk 20 miles to the nearest restaurant - in the snow - without shoes - and we liked it!"" Sorry 'bout that.
Point is, this is still a great place for a burger, a pitcher of beer and people watching. It's not the best food in town, but it certainly is comfort food, at least to me. Joe is like an old friend in a town full of new people and I hope we're buddies for a long time. Now, excuse me while I go wipe the tear from my eye.
BONUS QUESTION - Can anyone tell me the name of the restaurant that was there before it was JOJ?
07/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We ordered two separate things and tehy seemed to have been prepared at two separate restaurants. My partner's food was as ordered and delicious. I ordered a reuben sandwich and it was awful. Our server was nowhere in sight and I couldn't get anyone else's attention. After a while, sending food back becomes problematic for several reasons, but mostly because it changes the timing of the meal for those at the table. So, I ate what I could of it. The bread was rock-hard, like toast left in the toaster far beyond any desired setting. The corned beef was overcooked and dry. If I go back to JOJ, I won't be ordering that again. I just hope I don't go back there.
07/08/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The BEST BURGER and FRIES i found. But i had the pasta another night and it was the worst i ever had. Drinks are good, and generous. The prices are pretty average for midtown ATL, but not too bad. Great place for a drink after work, or a night out with a group of friends. You can park across the street for a few bucks or valet parking right next to it, but DO NOT park for free. 90% of the time, you'll be towed. The staff is almost all gay, and for the most part very nice. Plenty of different places for you to chill; either outside on the open deck, or under the covered deck, or inside. Bathrooms can be crowded, because there were only two stalls, but clean overall.