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Original Joe's Restaurant

301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
+1 408-292-7030
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“ravioli” (86 reviews)
“steak” (115 reviews)
“prime rib” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went recently after a movie show; two of us for dinner on a Friday night; place was packed; had to wait for someone to take our reservation; had to go to the bar to wait 30 minutes to be seated; lousy table location, right...More

Thank Estela T
Reviewed 2 days ago

the tables are to close and it is very tight. It is also very HOT in this restaurant. I am a small person and I was extremely uncomfortable. I will not go back. The food was just ok.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow it had been a long time but sat at the bar in front of the wood fired grill and went back to my childhood comfort meal, Joes Special. It was great and the restaurant was great. The staff were super. 61 years they have...More

Thank Johnny-O_1964
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was so disappointed that they were out of the linguini and clams so instead I ordered my back-up favorite the eggplant parmigiana. They use fresh eggplant or at least it looks fresh and not frozen from a box. My husband ordered the ravioli this...More

Thank Linnbada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some time to kill before our red eye flight back to GA and had dinner here. When we walked in all the servers had tuxedos on & we were dressed casually. It did not matter though as other patrons were casual too. I...More

Thank LetsGoAtl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Original Joes for dinner after a long flight and it didn't disappoint. Food was good, a bit pricey and not necessarily authentic but still good. and we weren't rushed. Would visit again next time we are here.

Thank Terri K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I had seen a show in downtown SJ, and were hungry for a late supper afterwards. Original Joes was open and able to seat us immediately at a table. The service was quick and the food was great for both of us....More

Thank billwalsh82
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steak was very tender, seasoned well and a generous portion with large serving of mashed potato.. Prime rib was very tasty and cooked to order.

Thank Iyoko K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about Original Joe's is that it has maintained its constant level of excellence and quality of food since I was a child. Thinking about their food and atmosphere is making my mouth water.

1  Thank Diane L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love love this place, I have eaten here numerous times and it is consistent with it tastes and portions .

Thank Dena C
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Questions & Answers
14 June 2016|
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Response from VicU291 | Reviewed this property |
No, Original Joes does not take reservations. A secret we have found is the line for the counter. On the left side of the reception desk a line is formed for the counter. As people leave the others in line sit down. Great... More
Debra A
17 February 2016|
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Response from Fred A | Reviewed this property |
steak and fish are...I have had them and they are good.
12 July 2015|
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Response from clark m | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it accepts credit cards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-292-7030
  • E-mail
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