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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Marriott nearby, and we wanted to walk to dinner. We were not impressed. Servers had a terrible attitude, and the food was bland. We just wanted to get our check and leave. Even that was a struggle. There are much...More

Thank gingerice
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the passed 50 years, but for a few changes, the good experience is still to be found here. Sit at the counter and be entertained by the hustle and bustle of the cooks and waiters, for no extra cost. Wait for a table during...More

Thank Ernest U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the veal milenese and was over impressed how well it tasted. Large portions....fresh and hot..

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for over 15 years. I started going there in college. If the date took us to Original Joe’s it was a serious date. I married my last serious date there. Today I continue going there with my sons...More

Thank sallie m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Original Joe’s every time to San Jose. Food NEVER disappoints, however service is spotty.

Thank AceShawnjohn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friday lunch was almost full at 12:15, go early. Good food and service. Had the smallest traditional burger (8 on) ($14.50), Others had lasagna and eggplant Parmesan, and we all liked the food

Thank Don M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with some business associates for lunch. Joe's appears to be a local favorite that has been around for a number of years. I had the lasagna special and another associate had the eggplant parmesan. Yummy! The service was very good even though...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 5 February 2018

It has an old school decor but with modern elements! Love the atmosphere! Love their food. Delicious!

Thank nashirataylor
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Food is just okay, but way over priced and the staff could care less about your opinion or if you were satisfied or not. Skip this place.

Thank DennisKaz
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I took friends of mine from out of town (New York Bronx area) to eat at my favorite Italian restaurant. We ordered four different dishes so they could sample eggplant parmigiana, ravioli and mushrooms, two Old fashioned burgers with the works. As always the food...More

Thank pointbreakrider125
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Mary P
2 October 2017|
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Response from 2butterfly | Reviewed this property |
You can park in the movie theater parking garage 1 block away. Flat $5 fee on weekends.
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
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