On September 16, 2015, a faulty extension cord in the kitchen started a fire that closed it down for nearly a year. But finally, with a completely renovated dining area and kitchen, and all new equipment, Papa Joe's is back and better than ever.

With a greater focus on locally-sourced food, the restaurant continues to feature pizza, pasta, and a variety of sandwiches, but has also added brisket and pulled pork now that it has installed a larger smoker.

Papa Joe’s still has seating for around 60, as well as space on a covered side deck.