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Original Joe's Restaurant

301 S 1ST St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
(408) 292-7030
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Ranked #35 of 1,924 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $0 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was my fourth time coming here But it was my first time sitting on the counter next to the kitchen. My respects for the Chefs Rogelio and Rogelio and the rest of the crew. I was amazed how they prepare everything with passion and makes you enjoy more your meal. To start off we had calamari that looked like... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Good quality food. Their ravioli is great. I like the veal parm. Sometimes a long wait for a table and the waiters can be a little gruff. Overall one of my favorites in San Jose.

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Matt R, Owner at Original Joe's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Steve - Thanks for the nice review! The Veal Parmigiana is a personal favorite of mine, so it's great to hear that you enjoy it as well. I'm thrilled to hear that we're one of your favorite spots to grab a bite to eat, and I thank you for your recommendation and continued support. All the best! More 

San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

An iconic downtown restaurant with fast moving waiters who are at times a bit rude----A very limited menu with unpredictable quality----- You should go there at least once to experience this San Jose classic.

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california
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I was there for a holiday business party at lunch Service was good but the food was not up to standards that the prices would indicate Poor value for the money

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food is excellent and the service is always good. It is so corwed and noisy that I just can't wait to get out. They need to work on the lay out of the seating. We usally go with 8 of us and they put us at joining tables and one person always has to sit in the walking area.... More 

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This has been my family favorite for years!! My favorite memory is my Dad ordering the famous hamburger and fries with a side of fries.

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We arrived a bit on the late side, maybe 30 minutes before closing. Alas, they seemed in a rush to close & get us out of there, which made the experience less than fully pleasant. We never received our beers for example, though they were on the tab (and had to be taken off). Also, a couple of our menu... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We waited 5 minutes for Hostess to show up. He was curt and impersonal. It took 10 minutes to seat us even though there were 8 empty tables visible on my walk to the bar. The Hostess threw the menus onto the table, did not make eye contact, and sat us even though we were missing a place setting. The... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

be sure to sit at the counter and you'll be in the center of the action...watching the cooks, waiters moving lots of delicious looking plates. you need to try the sauteed chicken livers and mushrooms...totally awesome!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Very good authentic Italian food, excellent services and you get lots of food, I couldn't finish my plate, if your in San Jose I strongly recommend going their to eat, you'll enjoy it very much.

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Additional Information about Original Joe's Restaurant

Address: 301 S 1ST St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
Phone Number: (408) 292-7030
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: American, Italian

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