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Original Joe's Westlake

11 Glenwood Ave, Daly City, CA 94015-3030
+1 650-755-7400
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Glenwood Ave, Daly City, CA 94015-3030
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Joes is always good and this was no exception. Lots of food at a fair price and the place is always packed. Make a reservation. I had the prim rib and although it was just a little over cooked for me it was full of...More

Thank Bob G
OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for leaving us this feedback! We're glad you have been consistently able to enjoy your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait 45 minutes to sit down but the food quality and portions were very good. This is a rare San Francisco Bay Area restaurant that is actually good. Although it may seem like a step above a diner in terms of its style...More

Thank m00ikut
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for the four-star rating and positive review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you will join us again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After playing the Lake course at the Olympic, we were looking for a nice place to eat and the guys at the course recommended Joe's. They said casual and fancy???? When we got there, we opted for fancy and chose two PARMS, Chicken and Eggplant...More

Thank BCM1225
OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are so happy that you took the recommendation and came to visit us! We are glad that we were able to provide you with both quality food and quality service! We hope if you are ever...More

Reviewed May 11, 2018

We came here on our last night in SF before leaving for home on the east coast. It was as we remembered it many years ago (when living in SF). We have patronized the Original Joe's in the Tenderloin and also in their subsequent move...More

Thank Robert H
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback! We're thrilled you had a positive experience. We look forward to serving you again soon when you're in the area!

Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

On a Friday night, Had to wait over an hour for a table for 6 but it was worth it. Ravioli was really good, ribeye and ny strip delicious and cooked to perfection. Service was very good and the desserts were outstanding.More

Thank Bob K
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Hello Bob, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We apologize for the wait, but we're so glad to know it was worth it! We strive to offer our guests a quality dining experience from the dishes we serve...More

Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch but missed out on Wednesday’s special of chicken pot pie. Had Bacon Turkey Club sandwich with Caesar’s Salad. Staff was attentive. Prices were a tad high for lunch but this is San Francisco. Three dining rooms and nearly full at lunch time....More

Thank Mark b
Reviewed April 25, 2018

I have been coming to this restaurant my whole life. Not as often, now that I don't live in the bay area anymore. However, if I make a trip down, this is a must stop for me. It was closed for remodeling recently and I...More

Thank Victoria M
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Hi there! We are so glad you enjoyed the veal-- it is a favorite here too! We pride ourselves in excellent service, and always hope to provide these types of experiences! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed March 4, 2018

This place has been remodeled but I get a feeling of it being a throwback to an old dining place where families went for dinners and special occasions. The menu was pretty extensive and everyone found something they liked. Loved the arancini rice balls with...More

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Kelly L, Owner at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your recent visit. We always strive to provide our customers with nothing less than an impressive and delicious experience and never wish for anyone to leave dissatisfied. We hope you will consider giving...More

Reviewed February 19, 2018

I have to admit, I just don't get it. I don't get what people find interesting about this place. To me, it's an overpriced one-step-above-a-diner with a nicely remodeled main room. But the food is very much the somewhat boring mega calorie huge portion classic...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Tried again. Still not as good as old ownership. Prices now very high. Service was okay. Lots of free parking. Suggest not going during peak hours.

Thank dcs1755
Kelly L, Owner at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review. Please feel free to email us at westlake@originaljoessf.com if you care to provide any more specific details regarding your dining experience. We hope you give us another opportunity in the future!

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Pat G
May 11, 2017|
Response from Erin O | Reviewed this property |
Somewhat depends on time of day. However, Joe's has two convenient private parking lots. Often, it's necessary to utilize the "upper" parking lot, accessed from Glenwood Drive. PS: Good thinking to "carpool".😊
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Leanne Y | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. If you go, it's best when it first opens at 11am.
Cheryl J
April 24, 2016|
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Response from Elise P | Reviewed this property |
According to a credible contact, gift cards are now available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Glenwood Ave, Daly City, CA 94015-3030
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Daly City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-755-7400
  • E-mail
After a two-year closure, iconic Daly City institution Joe’s of Westlake was revitalized and reintroduced into the community as Original Joe’s Westlake in February 2016. An anchor of Daly City from 1956 to 2014, Original Joe’s Westlake underwent an extensive two-year renovation, complete with a front-to-back interior remodel, including the kitchen and all dining spaces, and an exterior and landscaping overhaul. Following the Original Joe’s tradition, Westlake continues to prepare unpretentious, old-school Italian-American fare in an open kitchen for all to see. Elements throughout the restaurant, from interior design to menu offerings, are carefully crafted to reflect a past-meets-present hybrid of what Joe’s of Westlake used to be and what Original Joe’s Westlake is today.
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