Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sam & Joe's

30 Water Street
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-6262

Sam & Joe's is a well known, neighborhood Italian restaurant. Everyone in the Danvers area knows it and has eaten there, because it's been around for decades.

What they mostly serve is large portions of quality, Italian comfort food. Nothing overly fancy, but good food at a fair price. The pasta dishes are big and satisfying. You also can't go wrong with the chicken parmigiana. Not the best pizza in the area, but that's not what I go there for, so they lose no points.

One time my wife ordered mussels over pasta and quite a few were closed. She got a free desert as compensation which we thought was more than fair. Another thing worth mentioning is that they give you really good quality bread before the meal. The environment is comfortable and I'm sure it hasn't changed much over the years. The wait staff is pleasant and the customers are generally a little older than a lot of places, which makes it less chaotic than some restaurants that cater more to kids and young families.

I rate it a solid 4 out of 5 (but avoid the mussels)

1 comment:

  1. Excellent review. This is definitely one of the better italian restaurants in the north shore area. Been enjoying the food there for years. Thanks!