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Original Joe's Westlake

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Tue, 7/16
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner
RATINGS
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Value

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

COCKTAILS
12
Joe's Manhattan
bulleit bourbon, carpano antica formula sweet vermouth, angostura bitters, brandied cherries
13
Joe's Martini
tanqueray no. ten gin or belvedere vodka, dry vermouth, filthy blue cheese olives
14
The Brooklyn
maker's mark, dry vermouth, luxardo maraschino liqueur, amaro splash, orange bitters
12
Blood Orange Cosmo
hanger one citron vodka, cointreau, blood orange soda, orange juice, fresh lime juice
14
Espresso Martini
tito's vodka, bailey's, kahlua, frangelico, tuaca, espresso
12
Old Cuban
flor de caña rum, sparkling wine, simple syrup, mint, fresh lime juice
12
Moscow Mule
ketel one vodka, gosling's ginger beer, fresh lime juice
12
DC Negroni
boodles gin, carpano antica formula sweet vermouth, campari
12
Old Fashioned
sazerac rye, angostura bitters, sugar, orange peel
12
Ginny's Gin Jasmine
ginny's gin, aperol, combier triple sec, fresh lemon juice
BEER
BOTTLED
5
Bud Light
5
Budweiser
5
Coors Light
5
Miller High Life
6
Corona
6
Heineken
6
Sierra Nevada
DRAFT
6
805 Blonde Ale
6
Anchor Steam
6
Lagunitas IPA
7
Guinness Stout
7
Stella
WINES BY THE GLASS
BUBBLY
SPARKLING
Glass 8
Bottle 30
Verv, Prosecco | Italy
peach, citrus, not too sweet
Glass 10
Bottle 36
Domaine Chandon, Sparkling Rosé | California
strawberry, fresh, dry
Glass 14
Bottle 60
Domaine Carneros, Brut Sparkling Cuvée | California
golden apple, honeycomb, brioche
CHAMPAGNE
Glass 19
Bottle 85
Moët Imperial Brut, Champagne | France
bright fruit, mineral nuances, roasted nuts
PREMIUM WINE
WHITE
Glass 14
Bottle 50
Duckhorn, Sauvignon Blanc | 2017, Napa
nectarine, grapefruit, lime
Glass 14
Bottle 48
La Crema, Chardonnay | 2016, Sonoma
lemon drop, subtle oak, honeydew
Glass 18
Bottle 74
Rombauer, Chardonnay | 2017, Carneros
baked apples, crème brûlée, buttery
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, American
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, 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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The best thing that happened to “Westlake Joes” was Original Joes buying it. After the lengthy remodel, the restaurant/bar opened with a bang. The food is good and it’s sited as one of the top 100 restaurants in the Bay Area. The menu is extensive...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Leslie S
Reviewed June 8, 2019

Part of a large group (50) and we had superior service and food. Cocktails were well prepared and served promptly and the salad was fresh and mixed with olives, tomato and cheese and a delicious dressing. The main dishes of pan fried and breaded sole...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank TheBel
OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi There, We're so glad to hear that you and your group enjoyed their visit with us! We hope you choose to visit us again in the near future!

Reviewed June 1, 2019

Total old school vibe. Green leather booths with globe lighting. Sitting at the counter is a favorite experience if I am solo. Had to wait to be seated but once there service was slow. Long wait to order and delivery took 25 minutes. Undercooked the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank tim j
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2019

Hi Tim, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed the environment and vibe of the restaurant. We are sincerely sorry about the long wait but we hope that your next visit with us will be in the...More

Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

I ordered Crab Louie .. Refreshing salad.. so yummy. Good customer service.. clean bathroom. Will definitely come back again

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Pitimini26
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit! We're so pleased you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I hope you'll come try out more of our menu options soon.

Reviewed May 7, 2019

Original Joe's of Westlake has been a staple in Daly City for as long as I can remember. I normally come here with my mom at lunch for a bowl of clam chowder and their great SF sourdough. Last night we went for dinner with...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank TravelTrooperX2
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

Thank you so much for the rating! We strive to provide nothing short of excellent food and service, so it is great to know that we have lived up to that expectation with you! We thank you again for your review and hope that your...More

Reviewed May 3, 2019

Returned after a while. Much better all around than prior visits. Server was very good. Food was very good this time. Is expensive but you get a lot of food. Lots of free parking in two lots..

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank dcs1755
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Thanks so much for giving us another try! Guest satisfaction is our top priority and we're thrilled you were able to get a taste of that. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Our late birthday dinner with spouse and friends was super special. The ravioli and Shrimp Louis were fresh and delectably prepared. Service was friendly, on time and not too overbearing. Ambiance was “old San Francisco” even though the restaurant is In Westlake Daly City. We...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Barb D
OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Hey there Barb, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We are thrilled to hear we could make this event so special for you by providing a friendly staff and delicious food! We take pride in our food and staff...More

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

This was our third visit to Joes at Westlake, and each has been consistently good. Their menu has a varied selection of traditional Italian dishes as well as salads and sandwiches. Prices are very reasonable, portions are large and the service is outstanding. The reason...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Virg U
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2019

Hey there, Thank you for the great feedback! We work hard to make sure all of our guests leave happy and with a full belly. We love hearing that you enjoyed our selection of delicious dishes and our outstanding service enough to come back. Hope...More

Reviewed April 7, 2019

A classic. First I would like to compliment staff very professional and kind. Secondly,they have so many classic choices. Prime rib is done to perfection. The salad are fresh. A little gem.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dcjones622
OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback! We take a lot of pride in our food and service, so it is reassuring to know that it was worthy of a five-star review in your eyes! We hope we have the opportunity to serve you again...More

Reviewed April 2, 2019

A beautifully redesigned classic interior greets you with warmth, friendliness and an expansive floor plan that makes it easy to choose among bar area, dining room and classic diner booths. We reserved a booth for five the day before. Two of us got the Crab...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank BobandDenise1979
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

We are so very happy to hear we could deliver a 5-star worthy experience to you! We aim for nothing but the very best, with our service and food - so we are glad we could accomplish that for you. We look forward to seeing...More

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Pat G
May 11, 2017|
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Response from ErinO1309 | 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".😊
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tourcust25
May 7, 2017|
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Response from 911leanney | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. If you go, it's best when it first opens at 11am.
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Cheryl J
April 24, 2016|
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Response from kyriaelise | Reviewed this property |
According to a credible contact, gift cards are now available.
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