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In May, 1965, Joe Allen opened the restaurant that bears his name. That same year, the cast of the ill-fated show "Kelly" gave Joe a poster of their show. It lasted one performance. The cast thought its poster should hang, well... somewhere.
Since then, it's become a Broadway tradition for unlucky Broadway flops to adorn Joe Allen's walls.
"Chorus kids with bad knees" were the first people that braved midtown's far west side way back when.
Whether it's "More to Love: A Big Fat Comedy" or "Dracula: the Musical" - Joe Allen's live entertainment is hanging on its walls.
Opening a restaurant west of Eighth Avenue was a gamble, but the Broadway community embraced Joe Allen's restaurant with open arms.
Their menu changes daily, although certain favorites are always available. The entire dessert menu, for instance.
A lot has changed since then, but what hasn't changed is Joe's commitment to providing a reasonable price. Unlike others on Restaurant Row, Joe's isn't looking to charge an arm and a leg. He serves up good food just as fast as he can.
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