We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Jo's Restaurant

$
Diner
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
510 West Side Highway, Taft, CA 93268-2815
+1 661-763-4621
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 14: English reviews
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the type of place that the band Supertramp wrote the song about "Breakfast in America". Classic Americana with a cool antique ambience of old drilling signs and artifacts from the local drilling operations. This place obviously embraces the local job supplying industry. The folks here are just kind enough - nobody in California is really that "nice"....good for... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Bert B
Donald, Oregon
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The waitress had a good sense of humor. Everyone was pleased with their meal. It was a busy place, but we were served quickly.

Helpful?
Thank WendyTheTeacher2020
Level Contributor
178 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat we stopped here for breakfast on our way to Morro Bay for a short getaway. Food very good and service good and people friendly. We I'll stop here again.

Helpful?
Thank Janet G
Taft, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Jo's is like eating at home. The service is great and the food is worth going back for. Breakfast is really good.

Helpful?
Thank sfitzsimmons
Marina, California
Level Contributor
48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Jo's has been a Taft standard for many years. It is very good for breakfast & lunch & I have never been let down. Many of the locals frequent this place. They serve good old fashioned diner food. The last time I visited I ordered the club sandwich with a side salad instead of fries. The side salad was extra... More 

Helpful?
Thank MarinaMakina
Ridgecrest, CA
Level Contributor
111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

found this jewel by chance, it's only open for Breakfast and lunch, so someone should not give it a bad review because they can't figure that out........ Staff was very friendly, cool old stuff for decor, we had 12 folks at our table, and were all served in a timely fashion, with everyone saying it was great. I'll eat here... More 

Helpful?
Thank PJveetwin
Eureka, California
Level Contributor
65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

My wife and I at recommendations of friends ate our breakfasts at Jo's Restaurant. They are open for breakfast and lunch. The typical American style breakfast was large, delicious, and filling. I remember eating here 50 years ago when I was living in Taft.

Helpful?
Thank ChetTraveler
Taft, California
Level Contributor
172 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

My husband and I have NOT been to Jo's Restaurant in years, mainly because its hardly ever opened. I believe its only opened during the week at lunch time, and maybe breakfast

Helpful?
Thank Nanski
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
440 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Our group of eight stopped by for lunch on a Saturday. There was a long table that accommodated all of us. The waitress didn't bat an eye when we asked for four separate checks. I asked her to add bacon to my grilled cheese, which was no problem. My husband had the grilled ham and cheese. Both of our orders... More 

Helpful?
Thank CacheOn
Martinez, California
Level Contributor
232 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

There is not a lot of place to eat in Taft. We were in town for my husband's high school reunion so we ate at Jo's for lunch one day and breakfast the next. It's basically a diner with an 'oil field' theme. After all, Taft is basically an oil patch town. I had a very good burger & fries... More 

Helpful?
Thank lge_ca

Been to Jo's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 West Side Highway, Taft, CA 93268-2815
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Taft
  • Phone Number: +1 661-763-4621

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Jo's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?