My buddy and I parked our cars as fast as we could after the Funfest parade and Googled the closest restaurant. Though crowded, we got seats at the bar. Service was outstanding, even with the huge crowds. It's only wine and beer for alcohol, and it's bottled beer. We both had seafood shells, which were quite good. So outstanding service...
Good food - the seafood ravioli was very good - we stop here every time we are in Effingham. No waiting for a table at lunch and the service is prompt. You can watch them make the pasta as it is an open kitchen and you can see the workings of the back room.
Originally from Chicagoland, pizza is hard to compete, however joes pizza was thin and delicious with a variety of topping. Quick service and delivery. They also had fried portobello mushrooms that I ordered every time I ordered(the chicken was more well done than I preferred) Locals rave about this place!!!
When attending the country parade on Thursday nights at Mid America's Corvette Funfest we always make our way to Joe's in downtown Effingham. Even with the crowds that attend this event they always accommodate our group and service is the best. The authentic Italian cuisine is great and some of the best pizza you'll have anywhere.