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Original Joe's Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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WHITE WINE‏
Glass 8.00
Half n/a
Full 27.00
Sauvignon Blanc
Joseph George
Glass 8.50
Half n/a
Full 29.00
Riesling
Jekel Vineyards
Glass 8.50
Half n/a
Full 29.00
Pinot Grigio
Cavit delle Venezia (Italy)
Glass 12.00
Half n/a
Full 45.00
Pinot Grigio
Santa Margherita (Italy)
Glass 9.00
Half n/a
Full 32.00
Chardonnay
Kendall Jackson
Glass 9.00
Half n/a
Full 32.00
Chardonnay
Wild horse
Glass 12.00
Half n/a
Full 43.00
Chardonnay
Sonoma Cutrer
Glass 16.00
Half n/a
Full 59.00
Chardonnay
Rombauer
RED WINE
Glass n/a
Half n/a
Full 25.00
Burgundy
Original Joe's (Guglielmo Vineyards)
Glass 11.00
Half n/a
Full 39.00
Pinot Noir
Rodney Strong
Glass 25.00
Half n/a
Full 45.00
Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley Vineyards, Oregon
Glass
Half
Full
Petite Syrah
Stag's Leap
Glass 10.00
Half n/a
Full 35.00
Zinfandel
Delouch Russian River
Glass 12.00
Half n/a
Full 43.00
Zinfandel
Rombauer Vineyards, St. Helena
Glass 9.00
Half n/a
Full 32.00
Malbec
Diseno, Argentina
Glass 9.00
Half n/a
Full 32.00
Merlot
Kendall Jackson
Glass 12.50
Half n/a
Full 45.00
Merlot
Sterling
Glass 9.00
Half Na
Full 32.00
Cabernet Sauvignon
Clos du Bois
WINES BY THE GLASS‏
White Zinfandel
Chardonnay
Pinor Noir
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chianti
CHAMPAGNE
Glass 8.00
Half 20.00
Full 39.00
Korbel Brut
Glass 8.00
Half 38.00
Full 75.00
Moet Chandon White Star (France)
-Wine or Champagne Corkage 25 per botlle
BOTTLED BEER‏
4.50
Coors Lite
4.50
Bud Lite
4.50
Budweiser
5.00
Stella Artois
5.00
Sierra Nevada
5.00
Corona
5.00
Heineken
5.00
Peroni
Italy
5.00
Widmer Hefeweizen
4.50
Buckler
Non Alcoholic
BOTTLED WATER
3.50
San Pellegrino
Sparkling
3.50
Fiji
Still
PRICE RANGE
$0
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, American
FEATURES
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews ravioli steak prime rib bread salad chicken fries seafood old school sit at the counter italian food large portions the wait staff full bar san francisco the food is great long wait
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Reviews warned that the portions are huge but we were still unprepared for just how big they were. We saw virtually every table taking their leftovers home, and so they should as the food was great, as was the service - super friendly and just...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank scottandhayley
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the destination place when in San Jose. The bar is fully stocked and always busy. It has 3 TVs. I prefer to sit in the dining room and eat and drink. The waiters are so cool...in suits and quite professional. Everything is good,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 5150rocks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well I could sit here and write a long summary about Original Joe's. But I am not. Why? This is hands down the very best and original Italian restaurant you will ever eat at. Period. I love and travel the world for Italian food and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been traveling to San Jose for more than 20 years and never miss eating at Original Joe's. The atmosphere is great fun when sitting at the counter watching the cooks and waiters interact as they get the orders made and put together. The...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank N3208KKstephens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was excited to try this legendary staple. However my Alfredo was horrible and expensive. The bread with the meal tasted stale, nothing special. My wife got Mahi mahi and hated it, almost inedible. Then with a party of 10 they could not figure out...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jab54401
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got a top sirloin ordered medium rare. the outside was correct but the inside of this thick slab of meat was totally raw. Mushrooms are nothing special. It's kind of like a 40th nostalgia trip to go here but the food is way overpriced...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Virgil_Boulder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve ordered the house speciality steak and we didn’t regrete. In combination with local beer it was delicious. For sure it is a place to come back

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank daxxx11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It could be possible that I just had that one bad waiter on that one bad night. But the food here is over priced and our service was not good. I get the feeling it's one of those local staples that used to be great...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank kduckworth13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is a true San Jose classic. The menu includes great comfort food and the portions are huge. We often go here before we see a show downtown. This is also a place that we take friends and family when they visit us in...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dfairchild2017
Reviewed March 12, 2019

I just love this place. I will be back. I traveled all over the world and this place is as close as it gets where i live. So do yourself and your stomach a favor. Eat at Joe's and tell him Flaviano sent you.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Mara B
April 13, 2018|
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Response from cherylmE1622JL | Reviewed this property |
Contact the restaurant and ask directly. Also contact Morten’s Steak House. They have similar food and I believe a private room. I have had good meals and service at both restaurants.
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Mara B
April 12, 2018|
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Response from pointbreakrider125 | Reviewed this property |
Original Joes in San Jose have a direct number. They would be happy to reserve a space for your family party. Hope this answers your question.
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Mary P
October 1, 2017|
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Response from 2butterfly | Reviewed this property |
You can park in the movie theater parking garage 1 block away. Flat $5 fee on weekends.
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