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Joe's of Westlake

11 Glenwood Ave, Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 755-7400
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Ranked #12 of 164 restaurants in Daly City
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: John Daly Blvd/Lake Merced
Transit: Just minutes away from the Daly City BART and CalTrans bus lines. Taxis can be phoned in upon request for your assistance.
Description: Joe's of Westlake is a landmark restaurant started in 1956 by Bruno Scatena and is still family owned and operated. We provide the best in classic Italian-American cuisine in a comfortable environment. Enjoy a reasonably priced cocktail poured by our experienced bartenders while taking in the sounds of live music in our lounge. From the moment you walk in, the aroma of delicious food and unique "Joe's decor" will take you back to a simpler time. We know you'll love us. We can accommodate parties of up to 60 people and we have plenty of free parking. We are the ideal venue for your special occasion. We have an exhibition-style kitchen and invite guests to sit at the counter and watch the unbelievable show performed daily by our hard-working cooks. Too busy to cook, Joe's provides to-go service for all of your needs.
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76 reviews from our community

62% Recommend
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English first
San Francisco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There is nothing to review. This placed closed in January 2014. Will re-open next year under new management run by Original Joe's.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

They've been out of business for months/years and no idea if/when they'll re-open. It used to be a nice place, but ...

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The place is closed for major remodeling. End of story but I can say it was a hot spot. No telling how it will be after it reopens. But am sure it will never be the same

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Daly City, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I ate there about a year ago and the food was ok. The portions are generous but I've had better Italian food elsewhere. The interior of the restaurant gives it a 50's/60's look and the seats/tables have shown their age. A cosmetic makeover is in order. They have been closed now for a couple months and I've heard of them... More

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Daly City, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Always wonder about this place, so when I heard that it was closing. I dragged my family to eat there for the first and last time. We were disappointed, the price is too high yet the food.. sucks. Dennis restaurant has better quality food. The food does not taste for what Joe was charging, food presentation.. sloppy, burger was burn,... More

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Windsor, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We love to go to Westlake Joe's. Saturday night was hopping only to find out from the cocktail waitress that they are closing at the end of January. I really hope they don't disappear completely and maybe its just a remodel. So many fond memories at this restaurant. Great employee's.

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Balboa Island, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

1950s type place, and very well maintained. Tuxedo clad waiters perform their jobs quite well and are interesting to observe. Stopped in for a late lunch of chicken piccata. The serving size was very generous and the food was delicious. I chose vegetables rather than ravioli or rigatoni. Very good bread too. There is a large and comfortable looking bar/lounge... More

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Chico, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This place was packed at 10 p.m. on a Friday night. They make homemade ravioli and it's yummy. I had chicken piccata and the portion was huge. I have to be honest though and say the service was NOT yummy at all. Our waiter was very scattered and I couldn't understand him.

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San Francisco, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I just love this place and am heartbroken that it's been sold after almost 60 years. The newspapers will say it's great since the family of a former co-owner has bought it, but they are going to close it for at least a year to remodel and many of the employees with 15, 20, 30 years there are out of... More

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Sunnyvale, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Yesterday, I had lunch with four of my close friends. Great place to meet and have a good lunch. There is no rush to finish eating. The open face roast beef was great. I could cut the meat with a spoon. If you know what to order, most of the food is very good.

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