Testimonials

“This place is second to none. Best pizza, and cheesy garlic bread!  Hostess, and wait staff is great, our waitress Noelle was awesome! and the whole atmosphere was just relaxing, and with lots of memorabilia on the walls, never run out of cool stuff to look at.

Highly recommend, to anyone who asks about a great place to unwind, and have a great dinner.”

Anthony A.

“Always great food. Love the Cheese Steaks and the Cheese Curds are awesome. Friendly Staff provide good service.”

Richard F.

“My Grandfather was born and raised in Chicago. He doesn’t use technology, but he swears by Joey D’s. This is his review:

The selection and flavors are authentic. Just like the little corner shops I went to as a kid for a dollar meal. The prices keep rising, but this place is cheaper than most lunch options. The pizza is greasy, but great, the hot dogs are the best in town, and the Italian beef is perfect. The atmosphere is great, amd every time I go, it’s like a little slice of home.”

Josh E.

“We’re from Chicago and wanted Chicago style pizza for the family. The pizza was the best in town! Perfect and just what we were looking for. We love how the inside was decorated as well.  Great food!! Good for families! Recommended!”

Christi A.

“We went for dinner and had burgers and wings the wings were awesome! We were both really impressed by the server, she was quick to answer questions and remembered to check on is several times. We felt like we were the only ones eating there and they were pretty busy!”

Rachel B.

“Great food, service from Noel was fantastic. Wish we had one in Cleveland Ohio.”

John M.

“Yesterday was my first time eating here and the food was amazing!!  Best waiter I’ve had since me and my wife moved here to Bradenton.”

Jonathan M.

“Was here on vacation and found this place.  Best Chicago-style pizza outside of the Windy City.  Also the Chicago dogs are exactly what a hot dog should be.”

Phil M.

“A real Chicago experience in Bradenton.  Pizza crust is great with a hint of garlic.  Hot dogs ran through the garden.  Chicago beef is moist and juicy.  Portions are large. Prices are not.  Noisy and boisterous, just like Chicago.  A fun place to go and delicious food too.”

Jim F.

“Awesome pizza you can tell was freshly prepared. Cheese steaks are amazing and huge. Chicago dogs topped to the brim. Cold beer in iced mugs. TVs everywhere to enjoy the game. Don’t need to say more.”

Dennis M.

“So friendly and kind. Any way you look there is a tv. Of course sports are on!! The mac and cheese bites are delicious as well as the cheesesteaks and the deep dish pizza. I highly recommended it.”

Michelle R.

“The closest to authentic Chicago style deep dish that I’ve had outside of Chicago. Always fresh and extremely flavorful!”

Farrel D.

“My fiancee and I are new to the area. Originally from the Chicagoland area, I was looking forward to trying this place out. Of course, I had to order the deep dish pizza to compare with what I was used to and I must say, it did not disappoint. I’d give the thickness 4 out of 5 stars but the flavor was incredible. We’ll definitely be eating here again. Oh, the chili cheese fries appetizer was friggin huge and also very delicious. Our server, Dennis, was super friendly and the atmosphere was comfortable. It was cool watching the Cubs game on any of the 863 TV’s placed throughout the resteraunt (yes, an exaggeration). It definitely had a Chi-town vibe, I enjoyed it and look forward to going back.”

Kurin K.

“What defines a “Good place to eat"? Sometimes—others have the same thought as you for a nice meal and you ALL show up at JOEY D’S! Even if you’re not an Illinois–or Chicago transplant, and/or a fan of their great professional sports teams whose memorabilia are displayed on every inside wall, this is one GREAT place to eat. Excellent food—EXCELLENT prices, and outstanding service! Bring your family–or a group from work and come enjoy this place!”

David H.

“This is a great place to sit down and have a good meal! The service was great! Everyone was really friendly from our server to the manger! Its nice to go to a restaurant and feel like home. The food was fantastic! And if you would like to watch a specific game on any of the TV’s you just have to ask your server, they will put it right on for you! Its great. Had a fantastic experience, definitely plan on returning!”

Blair M.

“We took our kids who were visting us. The food is great. We love the thin crust pizza like what we had in the home grown pizza and Italian restaurants.in Rockford Ill.

We go there often and take visiting friends and family. Always great food and excellent friendly service.”

Judith D.

“Hands down, Joey D’s is the best Chicago spot in all of Florida. From the Chicago Pizza to the REAL VIENNA Hotdogs and Beef Sangwiches and even the Cheese Steak sandwich is frikken awesome. If you haven’t been to Joey D’s in Palmetto, you haven’t truly experienced real Chicago Food.”

Tony K.

“Food was great! I had the Chicken Parm, and added a side salad… My hubby ordered a pizza- BEST PIE WE HAVE HAD IN A LOOOOG TIME!!!! We will definitely be back!!!”

Kathy R.

“Amazing amazing amazing! I’ve taken my girlfriend here the past few Saturday’s and I think we found our permanent date spot. The staff is incredibly friendly and the food is what brings us back! Perfect comfort food. The pizza is the best in the area, but I highly recommend the Italian beef! Tried it for the first time and I must say that’s what compelled me to write a review. This place is a gem and deserves to be recognized.”

Thai G.

“Cindy & I have been on a “best pizza" quest. Since October(14) we have been dining at pizza restaurants in the Sarasota area. Last night we returned to Joey D’s for the second time. Like our first experience, the service was outstanding. Our server was friendly, informative (fresh mushrooms), and attentive. Our pizza was served with the most tasty balance of sauce, cheese, and toppings, baked to perfection. Needless to say (but I am anyway), We find pizza at Joey D’s to be the ‘BEST" in Sarasota. We will return, with friends, often.”

Stanley D.

“Just discovered this place recently and am loving it. Been there three times in the past week…lol. Taking a bunch of family there tonight!! Everything we’ve had has been hot to the table and fabulous. Friendly staff and great service!”

Christina L.

“This place is worth the trip. Wonderful and friendly service and Chicago deep dish was amazing. One note be patient. When pizza arrives let sit for one minute and look at it. They use amazing mozzarella cheese and it needs to set up a bit…. tastes so good heated up later for a snack. We will be back for sure.”

Dan S.

“Seriously amazing food and worth the travel, visually appealing and clean restaurant. Accommodating staff and expedient service. Good for a night out with friends or a family dinner.”

Elisa N.