From the business
Joe's Tavern is a small place with big taste!! We have been serving the area's finest food at the best prices for over 80 years. Established around 1930 Joe's has been a staple of the community for multiple generations. It has widely become known as the Cheer's of Cohoes. We are known for our delicious pizza and spaghetti, but have expanded our menu to include multiple sauteed pasta dishes, steaks, seafood, an array of delicious appetizers and mouth watering daily specials. We pride ourselves in serving fine dining food at tavern prices with fast and friendly service.. Come see what we are all about and become a part of our Joe's family!! I promise that you won't be disappointed!!
Established in 1930.
The Ahearn family founded Joe's Tavern around 1930 before selling it to it's namesake, Joe Ponzo. After 20+ years of building the business Joe sold it to Helen and Paul Bertrand. For the next 35 years they made Joe's famous for it's pizza and spaghetti. It became known as Joe's in Cohoes. Whether your mother sent you down here with a pot for sauce and meatballs on a Tuesday night or you came after a dance, a basketball game or a little league game, nearly everyone experienced Joe's at some point. After 35 years of serving the community Helen sold the business to Marty and Kathy Riberdy.. Ten years later it was sold to Angela Marra and Kevin McCarthy. Throughout the years and multiple owners, Joe's has always been known as a place where friends gather. In 2011 the business was sold to current chef and owner Michael Fortin. We are proud to carry on the Joe's tradition and welcome you to come join our fun and family!!
Meet the Business Owner
I am a born and bred Cohoesier with roots in this city of over 100 years. I graduated from Siena college in 1999 and am self taught in the culinary arts. Working up and down the east coast in various bars and restaurants, I developed a passion for making people happy. Now I get the pleasure of making my fellow community members happy and carrying on a great tradition. Stop in, say hi and have a good time