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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 #40 of 1,915 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Italian
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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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Portland, OR
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I had a bit of a wait at San Jose Airport and after glancing at the menu, quickly decided this was the place to be. I had Chopped Salad (very large) and glass of wine and the kitchen was so fast my salad made it to me before the wine. My waitress was extremely friendly and didn't rush me.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Sit at the counter & experience ALL the food . The burgers are mahvelous! Italian food out of this world! Wait staff are tremendous. Eat at Joe's!!

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

Thank you so much for the kind words NancyAnn! I'm happy to hear that you got to enjoy our exhibition kitchen and that you're a fan of our burgers - they're definitely pretty popular around here. I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to my staff and I hope to see you in again soon! More

Windsor, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The restaurant is very near the downtown area in San Jose in their original location, having started business in the 50's. Warm wood walls and decor makes you feel like you've stepped back in time just a little. Menu offers a wide variety of dishes...something for everyone. Each of us had a different meal; one sweetbreads cooked to perfection, one... More

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Food was ok. Wine selection was good. Nothing special or memorable at all. Service was fine - again, nothing special.

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Cleveland, OH
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I've visited Original Joe's several times over the years and this visit was the same as previous visits. The food is excellent and plentiful. I had the veal parmesan and a side of ravioli. The veal piece was huge and there were about 10-15 pieces of ravioli as the side. Unfortunately I could not finish it all. The service was... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Consistently excellent traditional Italian/American cuisine. I have been a customer for more than 35 years. Put your name on the waiting list and wait in the small lobby, or the bar lounge in the back. Counter seating is usually a short wait, simply stand next to the partition and wait for an open seat. From here you can watch them... More

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Las Vegas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This must be a San Jose favorite because it was so crowded. The decor reminded me of a supper club from the 70's. The food was good and average priced. A different experience.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is the first diner I went to when I first arrived here in San Jose. Quite a nice place actually. I only gotten to know more about it from a fellow traveler and I decided to have my breakfast here before I start the day. They sure have some really nice breakfast specials; sandwiches, italian antipasto, the usual bacon... More

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Belmont, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Rude and nasty staff, especially the manager. Very disappointing experience. The manager should be fired.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Little restaurant in downtown San Jose. My wife and I were there about 3pm local time on Saturday. We were going to order Joe's anti pasta for two, but Sebastian recommended for one. He was right. It was plenty for the both of us. Because we just arrived from the East Coast, we felt like it was 6pm, so we... More

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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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: American, Italian

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