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Papa Joe's

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1561 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313-5159 (Portage Trail)
+1 330-923-7999
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pecan crusted trout to die for. Fresh, hot rolls. We did dinner with 12 and sat comfortably. We've also done wedding and baby showers here. Planning our Christmas party for 40 here too.

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Thank Josdaughter
Papa J, Social Media Manager at Papa Joe's, responded to this review

We are so glad that you use Papa Joe's for causal dinners and for events! Thank you for taking time out of your day to give us a great review! We hope to see again soon! More 

Stow, Ohio
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a place that typically shows up as a top pick in Akron unless you're a local. I prefer the bar area, which is cozy. The service is always great & the food is always amazing My two favs are the chicken parm & lasagna, both signature dishes for them. Prices are great considering what you get. Worth... More 

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Thank ChiliD9
Papa J, Social Media Manager at Papa Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5-star review! We also love our"hidden gem" in the valley. We hope to see again soon! More 

Akron, Ohio
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is just an all around great place to eat dinner. You can not go wrong w/ this very nice place to eat and drink. This is very good for large gatherings that will provide you w/ excellent service. This is an "old School" type of restaurant that puts the customer first. You will really enjoy your visit.

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Thank R7268UVjohnn
Papa J, Social Media Manager at Papa Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you for such kind words about our restaurant and taking the time to write a review for us. We hope to see again real soon. More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were a large family group and had the wine room to ourselves. Everyone enjoyed their food, the wines were very impressive, and not overly priced. Our Ohio family go there often and say they have never had a bad meal. The service was quick and friendly. We'll go back on our next trip to Akron.

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Thank KathyRichmond2015
Papa J, Social Media Manager at Papa Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you, for taking your time to give a wonderful review! We enjoy hearing that you had such a great experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again when you are in town! More 

Silver Lake, OH
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is an excellent restaurant for gathering. The food is great, the server's are very nice, very efficient at their jobs and they are willing to cater to special requests from guests. The owner/manager often visits tables welcoming guests and inquiring about their experience. They have terrific entertainment on Thursday nights, piano dinner music always brings us back.

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Thank sewerSilverLake
Papa J, Social Media Manger at Papa Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review about us! We hope to see again soon. More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, very good waitress, and staff, plenty of food on your plate, if you leave hungry it's your fault. Can't wait to bring my mother in law here for fine dining.

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Thank Marnica K
Akron, Ohio
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is one of my favorite places to eat in town. I go a few times a month. All of the food is amazing. Portions are large and prices are decent. They have a small little bar area that is fun, a bit of an older crowd but you can still get your drink on. They have a take out... More 

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Thank robertsQ9502EW
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious Dinner and extra friendly service. Just a tad too dark making it difficult to read the darker faced menu and see the food you are eating. Bring a small flash light or use your cell phone to see. Photo is Much brighter than it actually is inside.

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Thank Angel Z
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Best Italian food ever. They helped me pull off a surprise. The staff is beyond helpful and professional.

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Thank Kayla R
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Wasn't too impressed , salad was wilted , meatballs were barely warm, zita pasta with meat sauce was in great need of more sauce . bread and rolls were good . very loud dinning area . just wasn't a great experience for us.Wait staff were very attentive.

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Thank Mary Kaye S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1561 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313-5159
    (Portage Trail)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
  • Phone Number: +1 330-923-7999

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Kent, Ohio
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?