When you’re out in the east valley, and looking for a way to reward yourself, be sure and stop in at Joe’s Farm Grill for breakfast, lunch or dinner between 7 a.m – 9 p.m. Since Joe’s Farm Grill and Joe’s Real BBQ are both owned by Joe Johnston, the ribs and BBQ are done right. Check the menu. I was in a nearby community taking a video for an out of state client and finished up around luch time. My wife had been to Joe’s Farm Grill with some friends and spoke highly of their BBQ chicken pizza, as well as the sweet potato fries, so that was the endorsement (excuse) I needed to stop in and check it out for myself. Glad I did. I came away with the same conclusion as many others, including the Zagat Survey, Phoenix Magagzine, and Gilbert Times.
Food and Atmosphere you won’t forget
It’s different than any other restaurant you’ve visited. The restaurant is actually the old Johnston home. The dining room was the family room and still has the original fireplace. The kitchen is where the bedrooms were located. What once was a slump block house is now an award winning mid-century retro burger stand. The surrounding landscape was preserved as much as possible which allows you to eat under trees that must be at least half a century old.
It is located at 3000 E. Ray Rd., west of Higley on Ray Rd. and about 1/2 east of Cosmo Dog Park.
The food speaks for itself
I enjoyed the BBQ Bacon Blue Burger which with all the toppings, bacon and onion ring was a good size burger. My next visit will include the Fontina Burger with grilled mushrooms and and roasted red pepper. As their literatue says they take common food and do it uncommonly well. I agree 100% with them. I’ve also heard that their shakes are fantastic. See what the critics have to say about Joe’s Farm Grill.
Joe’s Farm Grill is part of Agritopia’s agro-commerical area
As Agritopia was developed the plan was to take existing buildings, preserve the rural setting and incorporate them into the urban residential setting of Agritopia. Joe’s Farm Grill and The Coffee Shop are the result of this undertaking for the agro-commerical area. The vision of Agritopia is to develop a friendly community around an urban farm. Consistent wtih this focus, Agritopa features a garden and orchard. There is also a community center with a community pool to be enjoyed the by the residents. Homes in Agritopia have their own distinct style. Homes for sale in Agritopia.
Joe’s Farm Grill will treat to you a dining experience that is difficult to duplicate in any other part of the valley.