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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)
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Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch. Had the French toast which was just ok. Co-worker had chicken Parmesan sandwich which had a very tasty sauce. Another co-worker had steak with peppers and onions sandwich and he was impressed the the quality of the steak. Dates decor with...More

Thank Donna K
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was born and raised in San Jose. You simply cannot go wrong with Original Joe's. I am 62 and it been a staple since I was a young man. The service is excellent. The pre-dinner bread is to die for. The entrees are always...More

Thank JimAdams2013
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fortunately, we were not in a hurry as it took awhile to get service and our waiter seemed stressed. It was only about 4:00 in the afternoon, but it was already busy and crowded. We shared some calamari and three of us had the lamb...More

Thank 2butterfly
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delicious food and a beautiful atmosphere. It is very close to the convention center. We had a good lunch and we would go back.

Thank I_See_the_World_Now
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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
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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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
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
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