Welcome to Sloppy Joe’s Tastes of America!

All American Dining Experience since 1983.


A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Colchester’s favorite casual American bar and restaurant. You will find us conveniently located in the High Street, snuggled between McDonald’s and Marks & Spencer. Our entrance presents the famous stairs that lead you down beneath the town to our subterranean basement restaurant, the only venue in Colchester like it.

Sloppy Joe’s offers our guests a no rules, anything goes dining policy that means if you want to ditch the knife and fork and dive into those wet BBQ ribs you go right ahead and enjoy!

We believe in good food and great American hospitality, quality, being courteous and having fun! It is this that makes Sloppy Joe’s the place for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner when dining alone, with family or with a bunch of work mates. We like to party and celebrate and offer a variety of party packages for birthday’s, hen nights, celebrations and Christmas parties.

Joe Johnson
American Chef

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What People are Sayin'

  • Great place with or without the kids, have enjoyed both yummy American style breakfasts and lunch here ...
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    Deb on June 26th, 2014
  • Owner is a family man and it shines through to his staff. Very friendly, great quality food. Always treat my parents and grandparents VERY well ...
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    Dani on June 3rd, 2014
  • My partner and I use Sloppy Joe’s whenever we are in Colchester and we have never been disappointed, I even take my 2 year old and he loves all the art on the wall. Would highly recommend this restaurant, the food ...
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    Krystal on May 29th, 2014
  • Love it, love it, I go here quite a lot, I meet my mum at lunch and it’s lovely. Staff are really nice. Great place ...
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    Sonia on May 12th, 2014
  • Walked past many times, finally decided to try it out. Excellent. Service second to none comparable to some top London restaurants and food clearly made with care. ...
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    Mr Hopkins on March 8th, 2011
  • An excellent place to bring our niece. We will be back. ...
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    Mrs Smith on March 7th, 2011
  • Very good, you do not need to change a thing. ...
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    Mr Burmby on March 5th, 2011
  • Very good service, fast and efficient. ...
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    Patricia Swindells on February 20th, 2011
  • Totaly awesome food, and I’m a vegetarian… really nice, friendly staff. Recommended to any & every one, even if its only once, it must be done. ...
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    Rosie Besnu on November 10th, 2010
  • Came into Sloppy Joe’s last week. Not been in for a long time. It was really busy and glad we got in early. The staff were great and professional, the food was un-questionable. We will not be leaving it so long ...
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    John Owen Meredith on November 10th, 2010

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