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Joe's Diner

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American, Diner, Canadian
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155 Erie St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 2M6, Canada
+1 519-272-9933
07:00 - 19:30
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate here twice during a recent trip. Both times the meal was excellent, with a good price and good service. This place serves basic but good and hearty food. It's not fancy but it is obviously VERY popular with locals - for good reason. I will be back.

Thank TravelNotTourism
Goderich, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had the hungry man breakfast and said it was good. I had the crispy chicken burger and it was delicious. The coffee was really good too. Then we finished with the butter tarts. Pastry wasn't​ good but the pecan filling was excellent. Very comfortable place to eat.

Thank BarbR57
Adolphustown, Canada
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We read about the fabulous breakfast and thus place didn't disappoint us. Lots of food, quick service, and inexpensive price. Go a bit early to avoid the crush. Easy walk from many downtown places.

Thank SueK0H1G0
Buckhorn, Canada
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good breakfast place. Nice, bright and clean. Standard breakfast was well done exactly as ordered. Opens bright and early at 7 am to get you started on your day.

Thank whogie
Stratford, Canada
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371 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't go as far as to call it a hidden gem, but Joe's is one of the best breakfast places in town. Just off the downtown core, it's still close enough to everything and offers a laid back and relaxed atmosphere

Thank Mike R
London, Ontario
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a late breakfast. Very good food, reasonably priced, lots of staff working so good service. Next time we visit Stratford we will go back.

Thank Kirke99
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Have visited here quite a few times when we have been in Stratford. Obviously very popular with Stratford residents and there is a very good reason for that. Good food, reasonable prices and very friendly staff. Always busy but they never make you feel rushed. Little bit off the main thoroughfare but well worth it.

Thank Keith L
Tillsonburg, Canada
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184 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I really enjoyed having a late breakfast here! it was delicious and a very hearty portion for a breakfast menu. you can tell this is a popular diner as it is so busy

Thank _samlamb37
Ontario, Canada
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140 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

tired of paying "central city" prices we walked several blocks south and at breakfast at Joe's Diner: Better food and coffee with much better prices.

Thank robert3360
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Nothing fancy, but service, food, and service excellent. Notably quite busy and reasonable prices. Take out available for those on the run.

1 Thank Paul C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Erie St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 2M6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-272-9933
A cozy little nook in the heart of Stratford. Come and experience good home cooking in a friendly environment. Great Staff and Great Food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?