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“Great food and service!”
Review of Original Joe's

Original Joe's
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Ranked #69 of 5,839 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Cross street: Stockton
Description: Original Joe’s is the quintessential, classic San Francisco dining experience. A fabric of the City for 75 years, it is located in the heart of the historic and majestic North Beach, a mecca for natives, tourists, and culinary aficionados alike. Original Joe’s is the oldest of all existing Joe’s restaurants in the country and is the innovator of what is now nationally known as the “Joe’s Concept”. With its signature red leather booths, legendary smooth cocktails, and renowned Italian American menu, Joe’s has come to signify its own Northern Californian category of food and symbolizes classic Italian American comfort food at its finest.
Reviewed October 11, 2013

A very good meal, we were there for lunch, and great service by the waiter, Lou! His recommendations were spot on!

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Thank James L
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Comfortable, red leather banquettes, waiter spoke heavily accented English (Slavic), service was slow, slow slow but the food was quite good. Calamari appetizer was near perfect crisp, salads were good, sweetbreads were excellent. Lots of southern Italian dishes to choose from. Would return.

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Thank jeff b
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

It ain't fancy, so don't try. Stick to the standards and go home happy. It's an institution... not cutting edge.
Great steak, classic ambience. Old school friendly service. Sides and salads are mediocre. Their 'signature ravioli' is absolute mushy crap.

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Thank Takoyaki47
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were walking through North Beach on a Thursday night looking for a place to eat, and this place was PACKED. We figured it had to be good, and it wasn't just good - AMAZING. We sat at the chef's counter and got to watch the food being prepared, which was great. The chefs were working hard and very entertaining. My steamed mussels were incredible, with a side of absolutely delicious pasta. My husband's pappardelle, however, was absolutely the best pasta dish I have ever eaten, hands down. And he's Italian, so we eat a LOT of pasta!! Fresh pappardelle that they told us was made that morning, an amazing creamy tomato sauce, chicken. Just unbelievable. Service was friendly, atmosphere was fun. Of all the places we went in SF, this is #1 on my list of places we have to go back to. Don't miss it!!

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Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We had food in the bar area and if you can get a table in that area, I'd definitely recommend it as there was a fantastic atmosphere with everything from a pianist singing jazz classics to baseball on the TV. The food, wine and service was also really good. Would visit again if we were in San Fran.

Thank dylanejames
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