This week Mike and I went to Original Joe’s in Stony Plain with Mike’s dad. Mike and I have been to various Edmonton locations of the franchise on random occasions and I guess whenever I’m working weekends, him and his family often stop there for a bite while their running errands and what not. We were in Stony Plain around dinner time on Monday and Mike’s dad offered to feed us. :) (And we’re not the types to decline free food, ever!)
The Stony Plain location is pretty similar to the Edmonton ones we’ve been at. Big. Fairly Busy. Overall a nice atmosphere. It would make for a good “hang out” spot if Mike and I liked hanging out anywhere more than our home, lol.
There’s a good selection of pub-esque food on the menu at pretty affordable prices. The affordable pricing is great when you consider how large Original Joe’s portions are! (You get to order two sides with your main meal too). If I’m being funny and want to do a play on words with the restaurant’s name, I’d say there’s nothing that “original” about Original Joe’s food. It’s your basic pub/bar food but that’s not a bad thing.
Mike ordered “The Sicilian” burger (pictured above) with mozzarella, spolumbo’s Italian sausage, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and mayonnaise. He chose Caesar Salad and fries with gravy as his sides. ($15.99). It actually is one of the different selections on the menu since how often do you get sausage in a burger?
His dad ordered “The Original Burger” (pictured above) with lettuce, tomato, red onion, dill pickles and Original Joe’s mustard sauce. His dad also ordered Caesar Salad and fries with gravy as his side. ($11.99).
And I ordered “The Roundhouse” – (pictured above) which is described as “Joe’s take on the classic clubhouse” with fresh pulled turkey, peppered bacon, cheddar cheese, tomato and lettuce on a whole wheat bun. My sides were roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes with gravy. ($12.49).
The service is always consistently good at all Original Joe’s locations we’ve been to and that also applies to the food. Their burgers are definitely better than the clubhouse I ordered though – the pulled turkey was a little too dry for me but everything else was nice and filling.
You’re not in for a spectacularly delicious or unique food experience at Original Joe’s but it’s “always a good option” as its website slogan suggests, though it wouldn’t be my first option. If we’re going for pub fare I’d choose The Druid over Original Joe’s every time! Yumm…. The Druid… Irish potato nachos. <3 But I digress… Mike loves Original Joe’s and would probably choose to go there all the time if we had unlimited amounts of money, lol.
Original Joe’s offers up good food at a good price (with great portions) and nice service in a casual, comfortable setting. We’ve never had a bad experience there and we’ll likely be back more times in the future (but again, it wouldn’t be my first choice. Stony Plain has very limited restaurant options so Original Joe’s is probably one of the best you’ll get if you’re out in that area, lol).
Have you been to Original Joe’s? What did you think??