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Original Joe's

601 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2812
+1 415-775-4877
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Italian, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
601 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2812
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are at Joe’s last night. So glad we did. The food and drinks are the best ever. We shared clam chowder, crab cakes and calamari steak!!!! Awesome and highly recommended!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always fun to go to. Love the food Try the garlic bread. Service was very good. Old time Italian. Don't pass this up

Thank FredN47
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback! We're thrilled you had such a positive experience while dining with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Celebrated our anniversary at OJ’s. Grace was our server, and she was fab. Food is wonderful, we split linguine with clams and red sauce for a starter, I had the house made fettuccini Alfredo with prawns for entree. Possibly the best hand made pasta I’ve...More

Thank KittyChick
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for leaving us this awesome feedback, we are so glad we were able to give you an awesome experience to celebrate your special day! We're looking forward to seeing you both again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here after it was recommended by another guest at our hotel. The staff were lovely, very welcoming and efficient. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The decor is very authentic Italian! Superb! If ever in San Francisco and fancy a nice Italian meal,...More

Thank Linda L
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this feedback, Linda! We're glad you had a positive experience while dining with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided on a whim to check it out. We were dressed as tourists, not as most of the business people there but we were promptly greeted and seated anyway. Service was impeccable. I had orchiette pasta my husband had the pork chop. Both were...More

Thank Wagrob
OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We strive to ensure that every experience is 5-Star worthy, and we're so glad you and your husband experienced this! When you're traveling in a new area, it's always a hit or miss when it comes to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service and food is excellent as always. this was our second trip to San Francisco and this restaurant. Highly recommend.More

Thank NZLiz
OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for your terrific review! It gives us great joy to know that in both trips to San Francisco, you stopped in and had great experiences! We pride ourselves in providing consistently delicious food and service, and so glad we've...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s less about the food, though the food is fine- but simply a throwback to old school San Francisco. The decor is swanky and polished, and the service is professional and swift. Good place for a group, or even a family with teenagers. Great menu...More

Thank LynnKinnelonNJ
OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this amazing review! We always appreciate reading reviews regarding our service and our atmosphere! Please be sure to come again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lasagna was delicious! My husband and I split it, we do this often, and still right amount of food. We each ordered salads, House and Wedge. Both very good. They make their own salad dressings which shows.

Thank Laura M
OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Laura, thank you for taking the time out to leave that great review! We are so happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed your dishes!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here recently while walking the Barbary Coast Trail. This restaurant had been on my list for a while so it was no accident that I ate here this particular night. I was offered a seat in the back at the chef's counter which I...More

Thank Legamania
OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, we are pleased to hear you had an overall positive experience and appreciate feedback you have provided for us! We hope to have you back in the near future to earn that last star! :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in North Beach and the two best places to eat are right across from each other. Original Joe’s is the best Italian I have had in San Francisco, and Tony’s is the best pizza. If you want a great Italian meal, go to...More

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OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this feedback! It is awesome to know you had such a great experience while dining with us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Ro D
July 15, 2017|
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Response from Joseph C | Reviewed this property |
If there is anything gluten free, it's not noted on the menu as I recall and from checking on line. You could contact them at 415-775-4877 or info@bit.ly/2vH7oEJ. San Francisco is one of the best towns in terms of menu... More
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Vitina
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Mercedes6623 | Reviewed this property |
During our visit, the clientele were definitely an older crowd. There may have been children in the other dining room; I really do not know. No one minds dining with children who really know how to behave. Where this is... More
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Vitina
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Response from alanclare | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. People get very drunk there and the food mimics the US so is rather gimmicky.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2812
    (Stockton)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-775-4877
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Description
Original Joe’s is a three-generation family owned and operated restaurant. Established over 80 years ago in 1937, Joe’s is defined by quiet elegance, yet bustling with energy, affording a standard of excellence that enhances the total dining experience. Hospitality, familiarity, predictability—these are the key elements of the brand, providing guests with a sense of comfort upon first entering the lobby doors. The oldest of all the “Joe’s” restaurants, Original Joe’s is the innovator of the now nationally known “Joe’s Concept”—exhibition-style kitchen, notable leather booths, smooth cocktails, and renowned Italian-American menu. Original Joe’s has succeeded in establishing a high-profile identity in San Francisco and surrounding Bay Area, standing tall amongst the well-known restaurants and bars—a sustainable business genuinely worthy of its proven credential.
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