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“ORIGINAL JOE'S RESTAURANT” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Original Joe's Restaurant

Original Joe's Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 2,142 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
TEXAS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“ORIGINAL JOE'S RESTAURANT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Great food and service. Good location. Not cheap but a better price then a lot of restaurants in the area.

BUD CARTER

Visited October 2012
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English first
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place, patchy service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

The food and ambience are great. Its jus the place for a late night dinner after bar hopping. The counter with the grill is just the greatest place to enjoy a steak. Service can be patchy though. Lot of late night drunks make it a fun place to be.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Monica, California, United States
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very good but not for the health conscious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

I am giving this 4 star with the big caveat that if you are looking for healthy food - this isn't the place. (I was - and ended up reverting to old gluttonous habits.) But if you are going with a group or even by yourself and want an old school restaurant (as almost everyone has pointed out) with a bit of San Jose history, this is a very good place!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco Bay Area
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fresh and Big Portions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Their food is always fresh and the portions are big.
Family style works well else you have tons of leftovers.
They asked what brand of liquor for the bloody mary.
They are always busy, but not too busy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Moscow, Russia
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Joe's as Joe's ought to be”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

An old San Jose classic. Busy, noisy, big portions of great food and great cocktails too. Old style waiters who know how to wait tables. Not to be missed in San Jose

  • Visited August 2013
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