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Original Joe's Restaurant

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301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
(408) 292-7030
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love it- Italian to the core! It almost feels like something out of the Godfather. The bread is out of this world and the food is plentiful and full of flavor. The waiters are all very professional and look like they love what they do. The desserts are to die for. This eatery is really a part of the lore... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Original Joes is like an institution in San Jose. Great food and people. However, most meals are al la carte, but well worth it.

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BOSTON
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have eaten at Original Joe's downtown San Jose several time. The food is always wonderful and the service is personal & professional. My husband take the light rail from home to downtown to avoid the parking fees. We also enjoy Joe's of Westlake & North beach in San Francisco. The service & food are rated excellent in my book.... More 

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San Jose
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

excellent service, plenty of food & quality. Right in the heart of downtown San Jose. Parking across the street.

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Thank delphinec893
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our family favorite for a late night dinner. You can always expect a fantastic spaghetti dinner here. The meatballs are always moist and favorable. The bread is always a must. Try the chicken parmigiana or hamburger they are constantly delicious.

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Thank Cynthia F
San Martin CA.
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is no place better to sit but at the counter in front of the grill on a stormy night. The flames,the smell, the organized chaos as orders come and go. And the menu is a delight to the eye as well as the palette. You have not had a meatball until you have had one here at OJ's. After... More 

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Thank Richard G
San Jose
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We been going to OJ's for about 30 + years we enjoy sitting at the bar to watch our steak being cooked the giant burger is delicious and their vegetables have a great flavor .

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Thank Martin Z
San Jose, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think this is a good place for a couple to go on a date with another couple. Also sitting and eating at the bar is fun. The waiters have been there forever. You can dressed up or casual, don't let the waiters wearing suits throw you. Some waiters are more friendly than others. I still find they have great... More 

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Thank Audrey P
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had lunch here today and the lasagna was excellent. The portions are HUGE, go for the smaller lunch size which is only $10.95. Waiters are dressed for the occasion and there is just enough kitsch to be cool. I will have to return to try the bar - the Rat Pack would fit right in.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I lived in the Bay Area for many years before my wife brought me to one of her favorite restaurants in San Jose - Original Joe's. There is usually a long wait so we enjoy spending time in their bar. Excellent bartenders manage to keep up with a huge demand of wine and spirits. The dining experience is fun because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (408) 292-7030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?