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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
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised with my visit tonight. Vaccination proof was needed to eat indoors. ID was checked. I had the crab cakes and Joe’s ravioli. Both were delicious. And both were served hot. Outdoor seating was available. Loved the atmosphere inside the restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2021
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OriginalJoes1937, Marketing at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad to hear your first visit with us was a great one! We'd love to have you back so you can enjoy even more of what we have to offer.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked passed during lunchtime but couldn’t get a table within a reasonable time so we came back at 6:00pm to try again as they weren’t taking reservations. There was a constant stream of people waiting for tables which is always a good sign. It...took about 15 minutes for the table ready text to come through which was shorter than we expected. We ordered clam chowder (very good), prime rib dip (absolutely enormous and the bread was divine) and the scallop risotto (with 3 large scallops cooked just right) it was a great dish. We topped it off with their freshly made butter cake which in my opinion it’s worth going just to eat the butter cake!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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OriginalJoes1937, Marketing at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Raymond, thanks for leaving us a review! We appreciate the kind words and are glad you enjoyed your meal! We are busy so we truly appreciate your patience and understanding. We are thrilled to hear your comments on your prime rib dip, calm chowder,...More

Reviewed August 19, 2021 via mobile

We went for our wedding anniversary & enjoyed it. The ambiance of the dark red leathers & the attire of the staff was unique to see. The food was good, plenty of options. We also came 20 mins before our reservation & they were able...to get us in.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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OriginalJoes1937, Marketing at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review us! We are glad to have provided you with an enjoyable anniversary dinner. We hope to see you in again soon for another special occasion!

Reviewed August 5, 2021 via mobile

My wife and I went her on a Saturday night. Didn’t think we’d get in but the Maitre D told us we could sit in the bar. #1 the food is fantastic, our waitress, Lahel, was great. Very attentive, bubbly and just made the night...a lot of fun. This is a really fun place with GREAT food. Suggest you sit in the bar if you like energy.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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OriginalJoes1937, Marketing at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2021

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this fantastic review, and we'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Lahel too. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you...More

Reviewed July 28, 2021

What a fantastic meal. A week later we are still talking about our dinner at Original Joes. The service was attentive, prompt and friendly. The food: fabulous. We cannot wait to return. We have a new favorite in San Fransisco. Tip: try to sit close...to the kitchen. It is fun to watch how the highly-orchesrated magic happens.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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OriginalJoes1937, General Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2021

Hi there, it means the world to us that you had a great experience with us and thank you for the five stars! See you again soon!

Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

Best sit down Italian food in San Fran!!! The North Beach location is perfect and lively for all ages. Washington Square Park is across the street with lots of people relaxing and hanging out. Hostess was a bit snobby about the “time limit” wale had...for the table, but was quickly made up for by the awesome wait staff and food! My wife had the Eggplant Parmigiana and it was fabulous, and I had the Chicken Marsala. Both are Italian restaurant staples, but Joe’s was spot on with great flavors. If you leave room for dessert do the Warm Butter Cake, WOW! By far one of the best places after walking San Fran sites all day to drop some $$$ on some worthwhile cooking and service!!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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OriginalJoes1937, General Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, we're so proud to be the best in your eyes. We look forward to seeing and serving you next time!

Reviewed July 4, 2021 via mobile

Delicious!! Great atmosphere with delicious Italian cuisine!! Perfect location and welcoming, kind staff! We would choose again when in the San Francisco area!

Date of visit: July 2021
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OriginalJoes1937, General Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2021

We're so thrilled that you had a wonderful time with us! We work hard to provide a great experience as well as great food and we're delighted to hear that we succeeded! We look forward to serving you again next time you're in the area!

Reviewed June 30, 2021 via mobile

My family went here after high recommendations from our friends, and it did not disappoint. Although it was a little loud, the food was amazing (particularly the spinach and artichoke dip, chicken milanese, and butter cake), and the waitstaff was great. I would definitely recommend...going here.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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OriginalJoes1937, General Manager at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2021

Hey, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you have nothing but amazing things to say about our restaurant! Hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

Reviewed June 11, 2021 via mobile

It’s like stepping into an old movie with the Rat Pack holding court at Table 9. What a fun place to people watch while enjoying a cocktail (Joe’s Pepper Old Fashion) and eating calamari, tomatoes and burrata before your Scallop with risotto or NY Steak...appears. Great food and attentive service. Great wines by the glass: Caymus, Far Niente. What a treat! We ate there twice. Both times, packed at 4pm! Can’t wait to dine there again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2021

We're so glad you had a great time with us! Looking forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed May 18, 2021 via mobile

Prime Rib and lasagne are very good. Be sure to save room for warm butter cake SO good. Within walking distance of Argonaut.

Date of visit: May 2021
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OriginalJoes1937, Marketing at Original Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2021

Thank you! It's a delight to serve wonderful customers like yourself. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing and serving you again soon!

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Response from sarahsR8618UI | Reviewed this property |
They have no dress code that I am aware of but you May feel awkward in flip flops and a tank top there.
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Original Joe's

Yes, Original Joe's offers takeout services.

Original Joe's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5