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“Very good food and service”

Original Joe's Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 2,198 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Coming from RI where we have GREAT Italian food, Original Joe's was right up there! Very large menu sure to please anyone. The food was very good, as was the service. The pricing is more than fair, especially considering the other restaurants in town. it's loud in there, but that was fine with me. Surely a great family place, even with the kids. I would definitely recommend eating here!

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Thank Tom M
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

We were visiting the Cesar Chavez Christmas display last night with a group from Pleasant Hill and had only two hours for dinner and looking. Since we used to live in SJ and had dined at OJ's about 40 years ago, we decided to repeat our dinner. We were not disappointed; the same formal male servers were still there and the service was prompt and friendly. We all had a pasta dish with green salads and a glass of house wine. The portions were generous and the quality of pasta was very good. We needed to run so didn't have time for desert. All in all we enjoyed our second visit to OJ's and will be sure to visit again sooner than our last interval.

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Thank nakdan
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Love the smell of this place when you walk in the door! Mmmm...makes your mouth water for the pasta, steaks and seafood! The decor is classic, the waitstaff friendly, the menu has lots of offerings and the prices are very reasonable. Basically everything you could want from a restaurant. We all ordered different entrees and shared tastes. Everything from the chicken piccata to the huge steak sandwich was delicious. Cheesecake for dessert with good, strong coffee was a perfect ending to an excellent meal.

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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Two colleagues and I went to Original Joe's based on a recommendation while we were in town on business. The food was good to very good. I had the 1/2 spaghetti, 1/2 ravioli with a meatball. The meatball was enormous and tasty - not fabulous, but tasty. I really liked the ravioli. My colleague had a steak - she enjoyed it. Our server was excellent - he was attentive without hovering. He engaged in some friendly banter with us without being too familiar. We had a lovely evening.

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

OK we were late, we wanted to dine at 10.30pm and beggars can't be choosers. It was pretty bad. I had crab cakes that must have been on the bottom of a large pile because they were very squashed. The linguini was loaded with pasta and in there somewhere were some over cooked rubbery shrimp. The best bit of all was watching the waiter pour my nearly empty glass of wine into a second in order to get that first wine glass off the table and into the dishwasher. Sorry if we were keeping you. My tip is take an earlier flight to SJC and there's a bigger range of significantly better restaurants in the center.

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