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Joe's of Westlake - CLOSED

11 Glenwood Ave, Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 755-7400
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Price range: $29 - $31
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, 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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English first
Pacifica, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Many great memories of this place. Sad it's closed but looking forward to see what the new management will do.

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California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

another one bites the dust. Sad to see the end of an era for many of us that grew up in the area. On my last visit, I was looking closely, and honestly, 50 years of grime was showing. I hope they can preserve the vibe and good luck.

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

So sad that Joe's is being remodeled and rebranded (read: killed). This was our family favorite for five generations, from my great grandmother to my adult children. Sorry my grandchildren never got here. The decor was vintage '50s, just now reaching truly retro. I'm sorry that so many young folks are rejecting this sort of old-school comfort food. It was... More

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San Francisco
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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pacifica
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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