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***** Manhattan Joe’s Pizzeria (Boca Raton) *****

Posted on December 3rd, 2012 · Boca Raton Fast Food Italian Pizza Subs/Salads

***** Manhattan Joe’s Pizzeria *****

I need you-guys’ help on this one! Not to sound conceited or nothing, but because of Jeff Eats wit, good taste and style, Jeff Eats has kinda-large readership. No-bull, every day, Jeff Eats receives a number of e-mails “inviting” him to try this restaurant or that one…believe it or not, there are only so many hours in a day, bucks in Jeff Eats’ wallet and gallons of gas in his car—I just can’t get to “all of them”—but I do my best, for you guys.

Anyway…

A few months ago, Manhattan Joe’s Pizzeria- a “hole in the wall” pizza joint opened at 5030 Champion Boulevard in Boca Raton, (561 ) 995-6563. To date, Jeff Eats hasn’t had a chance to try the joint -out. From what I understand, Manhattan Joe’s Pizzeria is an order at/pickup at the counter operation…14 different pizzas, 6 different salads, 6 different subs, handful of other items like calzones and chocolate cake. Handful of tables inside/handful outside. The joint does slices during the day/full pies at night.

Do me a favor and check this one out for me. I promise, I’ll eventually get to it…Just so you know, this past weekend- 3 different people mentioned the joint to me—and all three raved about how delicious the pizza/salad/subs were. By the way, —one of the “ravers”- I think, really knows his pizza and if he says its a dynamite New York slice–then, the joint is probably making a dynamite New York slice.

Like I said a few seconds ago, Jeff Eats has Manhattan Joe’s Pizzeria on its “to do list.” Based on the real possibility that this joint may-be a “homerun”—I owe it to you guys to get you there, ahead of others.

5 Comments to “***** Manhattan Joe’s Pizzeria (Boca Raton) *****”

  1. MKL says...

    Jeff,
    My wife and I live two minutes away from Manhattan Joe’s. We ate there last week and shared a chopped salad $6 and a 20″ plain pizza $17. Definitely one of the better pies in the area, Same for the salad. With a drop of pr Manhattan Joe’s could develop a huge loyal following. Very very casual place.

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  3. Ronnie G. says...

    Hey Jeff,
    Here’s http://www.worstpizza.com review of this one.

    Finally a new pizza place opens up in Boca Raton with no servers. A place that actually trusts me enough to carry my slice from the counter to the chairs located 2 feet from the counter….what an amazing concept. The new pizzeria is located in the Polo Shops and is named Manhattan Joe’s Pizza, at least I think that is what it is. It could be Joe’s Manhattan Pizza but I am betting on Manhattan Joe’s.

    Manhattan Joe’s cleaned up the interior of what I think used to be a Coffee Shop that didn’t have the name Star in it, so it was doomed to fail. The menu was simply attached to the wall, and they had some paper ones on the counter. Two people worked behind this long counter, one guy was doing something with the cheese, and the young girl at the counter asked me what I wanted.

    I was thinking about getting some garlic knots since they were properly advertised as such on the menu, but when I saw what they looked like and saw the price, I decided $5.00 was way too much for a dozen and just ordered a plain slice instead. These weren’t even garlic knots, they were like pieces of bread cut into squares that they must put some garlic seasoning on, but they weren’t the shape, size or consistency of what a garlic knot should actually look like. Naturally I had less than enthusiastic hopes for the pizza that I just ordered, seeing how much of a rip off the garlic knots were.

    The slices at Manhattan Joe’s cost $2.50, and although that is still a bit high, it is still cheaper than many of the competitors around them. But when coupled with a soda, the bill came out to $5.04 which is just too much for a lunch. Most other places give you two slices and a soda for $5.00. When the slice came out it was a nice size, thin, very hot and looked pretty darn good. When I lifted the slice up to my mouth to take the first bite, I noticed the cornmeal on the bottom to add some crunch to the crust. Since the slice was so hot I had to put it down to avoid burning my mouth.

    After a minute or so I attempted to try the slice again. Once again I noticed the cheese:sauce ration looked good, and I really enjoyed how thin the slice was. My first bite revealed a nice smooth tasting sauce layered on top of a decent tasting crust. The cheese in my personal opinion didn’t taste like it was a quality one. That was my least favorite part of this slice.

    It seems odd that Manhattan Joe’s Pizza in Boca Raton serves a 13 inch and 20 inch pie. Most places serve a 13 inch and 16 or 18 if they are feeling nuts. For $16, you get a 20 inch pizza, and that is not that bad. Although it is the same as a 16 or 18 and just stretched out, it could certainly feed a family of four.

    Manhattan Joe’s here is my suggestion: Consider a more tasty cheese and less crust on a pie. As you can see from the above photo, a good portion of the pizza is just crust, and it is thick to say the least. You are in a shopping center full of discriminating taste buds, and tough to please. Your price for the pie is accurate, but you need a better lunch deal to take business away from the others and provide yourself with longevity. We definitely wish you good luck, and if in the Polo Shops we will be sure to eat there again and see if things improved.

    Manhattan Joe’s Pizza in Boca Raton gets 4 out of 8 slices.

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  4. John K. says...

    I just ate lunch there.
    I had 2 slices and a Coke.
    The pizza is as good as most of the slices I had when I lived in the Bx and worked in Manhattan.
    Jeff, this little piace makes an awesome slice.
    Get over there and taste for yourself.
    Thanks for the heads up on this one.
    John K.

  5. Jeff In Boca says...

    pizza is pretty good.

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