Joe’s Waterfront

4.5
1115 reviews
$30 and under
American
Joe’s Waterfront, nestled at the crown of Boston’s North End Waterfront, showcases the best views of the Boston Harbor amidst some of the city’s most beloved historic landmarks. The menu features creatively flavorful dishes and modern fare made with local ingredients fresh from the ocean, farm, and neighborhood purveyors. Throughout the modernized dining room, nautically themed artwork and décor adorn the walls and surround diners against the gorgeous Boston Harbor backdrop that’s been woven into the story for decades. Upstairs at Joe’s debuts a comfortable new dining, lounge, and bar area with spectacular waterfront views from above. Adjacent to the lounge is a separate private dining area ideal for intimate events. Joe’s Waterfront offers brunch, lunch, and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating. Delivery and take-out options available.

Experiences

  • Santa Brunch

    Dec 19, 2021 only

    Santa is coming to Joe’s Waterfront! Join us Sunday, December 19th from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for Santa Brunch. Mr. Claus will be attending for photos and holiday fun! Don’t forget to bring a toy to donate in exchange for a professional picture with Santa. We will be serving festive holiday specials and our full brunch menu. Make your reservations today, you won’t want to miss out on the fun! Note: Santa Brunch will be held in our upstairs dining room only.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1115 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Felt very rushed, didn’t enjoy.

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Taylor1982
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time here celebrating my daughter’s birthday. We had a great table with a perfect view. The sangria is to die for! Highly recommend it. Definitely come here again.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 10 hours ago

We’re happy you are satisfied with the quality of your experience with us. It means a lot! Thank you for reviewing us!

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vipBillM
New England
34 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I wanted something casual and very much enjoyed Joe's. Food was good and the service was very good. Our server, Liz, was attentive, pleasant, and professional.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and 5-star rating!

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Dunkin23
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every entree was delicious, quick service, polite courteous servers, rich atmosphere.
Perfect option prior to a show at the garden (Sebastian) and I’m sure, even more during the day along the water. Five Star

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 6 days ago

We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and Chris the bartender was wonderful.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 6 days ago

It was a pleasure having you dine with us. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had two wonderful experiences at this restaurant. Food was great, something for everyone. Claire was our waitress both times and she was excellent. Able to seat big parties without feeling tight.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for sharing your kind words and 5-star rating!

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WrongHonkey
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Portions were small. Pasta dishes were cold and skimpy. Both the scampi and the piccata sauces were bland and thin. State tips were ordered medium and came back extremely rare. The soups were great we had the French onion and the clam chowder in the bread bowl. They combed my wife's scampi dish and gave us free desserts. The poor waiter was very frustrated with the kitchen staff, The speed in cooking, And the quality of the food. But the waiter did provide very good service and was very professional

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future. Please feel free reach out me at Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.c o m with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. Thank you for your time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for joining us for Thanksgiving!

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Camryn
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during the middle of the day when it was empty and had THE BEST seafood meal ever! Highly recommend the seafood platter for the family, and the Bouillabaisse was voted as the best thing we ordered. That being said, everything tasted amazing, I don’t think you can go wrong at this place. Service was great, food was great, and view of the harbor was perfect. We can’t wait to go back!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We will share this with our team to let them know to keep up the amazing work.

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vipMikeJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Bad service. Overcooked burgers

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 6 days ago

Nobody at our company likes to hear feedback like this. But we are committed to continuous improvement and a relentless focus on quality. Your comments are instructive and will help us improve areas of opportunity. If you want to share more information with us, please email Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.C o m.

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ScottM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location. Restaurant was well appointed. The food was spectacular and service from the staff could not have been better!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you and your family loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. Thanks again for your kind words!

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JudyZ
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was wonderful. The food was ok. I had the mussels and chorizo. The mussels were great but the chorizo was really over cooked. The fisherman’s platter came out very over fried. Not a lot of seafood for the price.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded 6 days ago

We appreciate hearing from you. It is our top priority to ensure our guests are 100% satisfied with their dining experience. Your review provides insight and constructive feedback to help us improve. We will address your concern, and we welcome any additional suggestions you’d like to share. Thank you for your comments.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Only the service that was not good. Too long to take an order

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ZenFootNomad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, amazing food, fantastic service. Would definitely go again.

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ChuckC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Liz, did a great job. She was friendly, attentive without being intrusive and made excellent recommendations. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

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vipChrisS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

The food was absolutely disgusting. The steak frites were sent back it was so bad. The fish and chips tasted worse than the fish sticks you get in the frozen section at a store, and the ribs were subpar. The wait staff was pretty good, so we felt bad having to let her know how awful the food was. Local to Boston so we definitely won’t be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s amazing I love it

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RosalieS
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Food and service was very good. The Carmel bread putting was delish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The mussels were devine. The lobster roll delicious. Our server was attentive and made sure that we were well taken care of.

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ShortPerson
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food took an hour to get. I ordered steak tips, which ended up burnt on the surface. It really wasn't much meat for $26. The food is pricey. It was a busy night so it was loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Was very noisy. Food was good but one dish came out with so much salt on it. It wasn't edible. Since we ordered the same dish I'm thinking it was a slip of the hand and not actually how it's served normally. They offered a replacement but at that point I didn't want it. I'd go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers are attentive. Great food and service by the crew. Definitely going back to this resti

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everything was good except for the fact that I realized one of the kids meals had a rare/medium burger and thats no wonder why he didn’t eat it while we were there . I was happy that our server thought that i might not be eating pork co i chose to remove the bacon off of my burger which was very thoughtful because i was going to eat the burger with something I shouldnt be eating so she was so thoughtful and lovely.

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Joer
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Ideal location.
Would go again.

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Terpdiner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was beautiful and waitstaff was helpful and pleasant.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on 4 November 2021

Thank you for your kind words and 5-star rating!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the restaurant very much

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on 4 November 2021

We couldn’t be more pleased about your experience. Thank you for sharing your comments. We appreciate hearing from you and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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carolinen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and polite staff! Made a last minute reservation and they were more than accommodating for our group of 8. Also beautiful views!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on 4 November 2021

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review and 5-star rating. Comments like yours make our day. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you and your family again very soon.

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vipDuaneS
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on 4 November 2021

Thank you for your excellent review and rating! I’ll be sure to pass along your kind words to our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MelissaJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and amazing view! It was a perfect choice for our last meal in Boston!

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DAVID
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The food was good. I had ordered an omelet which came with a potato, our server never informed us is was going to be french fries. I thought I would be getting hashbrowns.

Our server forgot to bring over our ordered beverages, several times. Our food took a very long time.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on 4 November 2021

Guest comments like yours are important to us for a number of reasons. They help us stay focused on our goal of serving only the best we can. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope you’ll come back and dine with us sometime soon.

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ThomasK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Made reservations and were told there would still be a 20 minute wait for indoor seating and were seated outdoors on a very cold night. We managed to move indoors and had very slow service. We ordered a whole lobster and the lobster cracker tool was brought out 20 minutes after the entree was brought out! After we finished eating there was another 20 minutes to get our bill! No one checked to see if we needed anything while we ate. The food was good though.

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vipMeghanH
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary weekend

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on 4 November 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us!

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Dawn
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation
Lot touristy even though on the harbor. Many locals too.

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vipMQNorthEnd
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire was an awesome server! The nachos and boneless buffalo tenders were amazing as usual!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on 4 November 2021

We love to hear from our guests, and we really appreciate your kind words and great review. It’s our top priority to provide exceptional service and menu items—and we’re so pleased we exceeded your expectations. Thanks so much!

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BrandiG
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great clam chowder! Salads were good, my daughter liked her fish & chips. Awesome service! Water location is beautiful.

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on 4 November 2021

Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you and your family loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. Thanks again for your kind words!

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DevonS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, great venue, kind service! Definitely recommend to people visiting Boston!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on 22 October 2021

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review and 5-star rating. Comments like yours make our day. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you and your family again very soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was a bit slow but an awesome waterfront experience

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on 22 October 2021

As proud as we are of our food and service, we are always looking for ways to improve. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to incorporating it into how we move forward. Thank you for your review.

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PAULR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service started off good with the original waitress who I believe was the hostess, and the bread and apps came out immediately and then after 1 :45 minutes two of my guests never got there dinners and after several attempts with our waiter we had no choice but to notify the manager and walked out , night was ruined after 2 hours and everything us around closed,

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on 19 October 2021

We are disappointed to hear this but appreciate your honesty. Our teams work hard to deliver great service, and addressing your concerns is a priority. Your experience is truly important to us, as our goal is to live up to our exceptional standards. Please email Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.C o m - we would love to further connect.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience3

we had 3 different waitresses but everything else was good!

Joe’s Waterfront
Responded on 4 November 2021

We appreciate hearing from you. It is our top priority to ensure our guests are 100% satisfied with their dining experience. Your review provides insight and constructive feedback to help us improve. We will address your concern, and we welcome any additional suggestions you’d like to share. Thank you for your comments.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Joe’s Waterfront using the Order Online button. Joe’s Waterfront also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 367-8700.

Joe’s Waterfront is rated 4.5 stars by 1115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.