Joey's Cafe

Restaurant Information

Restaurant Name
Joey's Cafe
Restaurant Address
12325 N May Ave, Ste 112
Cuisine
Facility Type
In Strip Mall
Parking
Adjacent to Restaurant

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User rating
 
2.8 (1)
Breakfast and Brunch

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Overall rating 
 
2.8
Disabled Parking and Signage 
 
3.5  (1)
Disabled Parking Level 
 
2.0  (1)
Disabled Parking Close 
 
4.0  (1)
Disabled Parking Condition 
 
4.0  (1)
Ramp Condition/Incline 
 
2.0  (1)
Curb Cut Out Condition 
 
4.5  (1)
Front Door Accessibility 
 
4.0  (1)
Inside Navigation 
 
0.5  (1)
Accessibility Seating 
 
2.0  (1)
Restroom Wheelchair Accessible 
 
3.0  (1)
 
Joey's Cafe 2012-06-30 17:22:41 Paul Cardin
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Disabled Parking and Signage 
 
3.5
Disabled Parking Level 
 
2.0
Disabled Parking Close 
 
4.0
Disabled Parking Condition 
 
4.0
Ramp Condition/Incline 
 
2.0
Curb Cut Out Condition 
 
4.5
Front Door Accessibility 
 
4.0
Inside Navigation 
 
0.5
Accessibility Seating 
 
2.0
Restroom Wheelchair Accessible 
 
3.0
Paul Cardin Reviewed by Paul Cardin    June 30, 2012

Joey’s - A Nightmare in Three Acts

review

Good Points
Still looking.
Bad Points
Virtually everything.
Date Visited
June 02, 2012
Comments
Joey’s is smack dab in the middle of the Town and Country Shopping Mall on N. May north of 122nd. The mall is aptly named since at Joey’s “it takes a village.”

First, the only Disabled Parking is at each end of the strip. So there is a bit of a sidewalk ride from the Disabled Parking spots and the restaurant. And, once again, the cut-out and ramp are right in front of one of the spots. And the spots – in fact all mall spots at the side of the stores – are on an incline.

The front door was a bit tight, but I had no serious problems. On the way out, however, I was “escaping” rather than “leaving”. And haste makes skinned knuckles.

Getting seated was Act One of the Nightmare. There are plenty of tables and they are all accessible IF you move other tables away. And these are not cheap tables. They are boarding on massive. It took two people to move one of the tables so I could squeeze by to my table. When a large party came in, that table we moved got moved back to its original position. And I was trapped. Or at least it felt that way.

The route to the bathroom was tricky. Act Two begins. With a little maneuvering I made it into the aisle at my side, but I had to wait until the waitress was through taking an order for a downstream table. It was sort of like being on an old single lane country road and you have to drive onto the shoulder to let the pickup through. (I was the pickup.) I made a zig and a zag and got to the bathroom hallway. The hallway was blocked by a vacuum cleaner. I clumsily moved it aside. I thought. But I did hear a slight crunch as my wheelchair passed by, and possibly over, the sweeper. Oops. The only problem with the bathroom itself was the big yellow “Wet Floor” sign that blocked me once inside the door.

On my way back to my table I reversed my zag and zig. But getting back into my spot was harder than getting out of it. My chair is not equipped with a magical hands-free parallel parking mechanism.

Getting out of the restaurant was Act Three of the Nightmare that was Joey’s. My way out was blocked by that aforementioned table with the large party. No moving that sucker back again. So it was back to the zig zag route that I took to the bathroom. (In the opposite direction from the front door.) Then I took aim at the long aisle that led to the door. Almost wide enough, but not quite.

Now, under certain circumstances, I don’t really mind being the center of attention. A little drum roll when entering a room. 76 trombones. It’s all good.

But this was different. Every person at every table had to scoot in for me to pass by. “Excuse me, pardon me, sorry, thank you.” {Repeat verse 5 times}

We have to remember here that this is Oklahoma. Everyone was super nice and accommodating, But still.

It was more than a little humiliating and no breakfast is worth that.




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