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Joel's Restaurant

312 Main St, Trussville, AL 35173-1425
+1 205-655-8248
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good50%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“greens” (3 reviews)
“great meat” (3 reviews)
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312 Main St, Trussville, AL 35173-1425
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great food. I have been eating at Joel's for approximately 5 years. Great meat and three at a reasonable price.

Thank aronlej
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Best meat and 3! Great fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and fried okra! My husband loves their chicken and dressing!

Thank Dottie C
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Meat and 3. Chicken fried steak, greens, fried okra and squash casserole. Chased it with some pecan pie and ice cream. Great lunch

1  Thank Greg W
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A varied menu with lots of daily vegetables. A local establushment and although the food is very good, it is priced too high for me to frequent on a regular basis. My price comparison is to Cracker Barrel.

Thank patricia b
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The parking lot was packed, but they seated us right away. This is a great little meat and three. Once you have been given a table, you go to the line to get your food "cafeteria style". The tables are close together, but it was...More

Thank SouthernGirlFromAla
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Six of us ate lunch here. Three had never eaten here before. Everybody cleaned their plates!! They always have a Blue Plate Special for a very reasonable price but no substitutions are allowed. Yesterday it was meatloaf, loaded baked potato casserole and another veggie with...More

Thank Bjaya
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Always has good food. Just wish they were open longer than 11-2. Never a bad meal here. Love love LOVE their food.

1  Thank Manderin113
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Joel's is great for Southern home cooking any day that they are open! They have a buffet, they also offer take out and they offer pre-ordering for the big holiday meals as well. It's a fixture in Trussville and you can't go wrong if you...More

Thank twosassyk
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

I think Joel's has switched owners. The old guy (Joel?) used to be seen always in the kitchen and the food was always incredible. But here lately he's been missing and seems like there's a new owner. The food's been tasting a bit different lately...More

1  Thank Ronnie C
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We've have been eating at Joel's for many years. The people are friendly and the food is consistently good. I love their fried chicken and their greens. If you are ever there when they have the banana split pie, you have to try it...AWESOME! Picked...More

1  Thank VinoBambinos
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Tom P
Have you stopped putting your daily menu items online? I have not been able to access them.
14 April 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Main St, Trussville, AL 35173-1425
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Trussville
  • Phone Number: +1 205-655-8248
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