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Original Joe's Restaurant

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301 S 1ST St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
(408) 292-7030
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Original Jose original hamburger, meatballsandwich, sausage sandwich, breakfast sandwich we had it all. Everyone e was delighted. With their lunch sell to

Thank David T
San Jose, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to start some memories.. My husband and I have been coming here since our teenage years with friends, now our children are a part of true San Jose history. Food is delicious, atmosphere is bustling and loud. We love sitting at the counter watching all the characters here. Has that Italian feel, don't come if... More 

Thank Sandra_d1983
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is always excellent, especially the raviolis. Service is great, but they don't take reservations..

Thank jftravel2193
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If I had to recommend a great place to dine in San Jose it would be OJ's every single time. Every time you go you get a great meal, large portion and consistent quality. Nobody has been around longer and still doing a great job.

Thank mike m
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

food is hearty and portions are generous. Would give it 5 stars, but had to pay twelve bucks for a shot of Jack Daniels, which is a little crazy, considering my entrée was 16.

Thank Jon R
San Jose, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are a foodie going to Original Joe's to critique the food and service, don't. This is a place for carbs and meats so it's not good for vegetarian, vegans or people on diets. Original Joe's (or OJ's to locals) is a San Jose Institution and generations of families have been coming here for eons. This is not a... More 

Thank DarleneSanJose
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband's favorite restaurant downtown. HUGE portions in an old time restaurante! Dependable and a great value. Great drinks in the bar!

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

Chef Boyardee at the most being from the east coast this was nasty the pasta was low quality flavor not good heavy on the garlic without the technic so I'm sad to say epic failure

Thank Tuilup69
Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there on business on a friend's recommendation. The restaurant was super Italian from the staff to the cuisine. We had a large table and people were coming and going. Our server did an excellent job and was super friendly. Great salads and pasta dishes.

Thank 2Yummy4U
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The atmosphere here is nice and the service is excellent. I would surely recommend the Veal Parmesean, a house specialty. With the lack of true quality food in San Jose, O.J.'s stands apart.

Thank sbertman85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?