Restaurants in Colchester
Sloppy Joes Restaurant
Sloppy Joes has been a popular place to eat out in colchester since 1983. It is one of the most well known and established restaurants in Colchester. Sloppy Joes was originally owned by an american called Joe Johnson, who came from San Antonio, Texas.
Joe was renowned by his friends for his culinary skills, in fact they loved his food so much, they convinced him to open a restaurant in Colchester so that everyone could enjoy his mouth watering dishes.
It was not all plain sailing as the opening of the restaurant was delayed by a flood, which was caused by a burst pipe in Mcdonalds restaurant, which is located just above Sloppy Joes. Kim robinson, an advertising representative for the local newspaper, remembers seeing waist high water on opening day. This wasn’t going to stop joe though and he went on to open the sloppy Joes Colchester a few weeks later.
Sloppy joes is easy to find, it can be found on the high street, next door to Marks & Spencer, see map below.
Parking is easy to, there are many car parks in colchester, including the NCP car park situated within Williams & Griffin (Fenwick), which is also located in Colchester High Street.
For information on Colchester car parks click here.
Sloppy Joes american bar and restaurant are open for brunch, lunch & dinner our extensive menus include flavourful wraps, fresh salads, homemade pizza and burgers and juicy steaks.
The restaurant is decorated with American memorabilia with lots to spot from their famous illuminated Manhattan night skyline, signage, pictures, character models to their collection of memorabilia.
For those of you who love a bit of history we have included some information we found on their website.
Joe Johnson aka ‘Sloppy Joe’ arrived in Colchester almost 35 years ago all the way from San Antonio, Texas. Thanks to his friendly nature and mouthwatering culinary skills he quickly made many new friends. Delighted by Joe’s Tex-Mex cooking they encouraged him to open a restaurant so that everyone could enjoy the same American dining experience that Joe had given them. Word quickly spread about Joe’s friendly restaurant and mouthwatering culinary skills and people flocked to the restaurant from miles around. So popular were Joe and his cooking, and so happy was he with his new found friends, that he decided to stay in Colchester and run his new restaurant. Over the years Joe added many more new and tasty dishes to his menu, including one extremely tasty but very messy dish, which earned him the affectionate nickname of “Sloppy Joe” amongst his friends. Since those early beginnings nearly 25 years ago Sloppy Joe’s has served over 2 million customers making it one of the most popular and enduring restaurants in the area. It boasts a 120 seater non-smoking restaurant, separate licensed cocktail bar and probably one of the largest and most diverse menus in the area.
Here is a bit of information at the food you will find at Sloppy Joes restaurant. For the full menu, which can be downloaded, click the title to visit their website.
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