Original Joe's Westlake

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$30 and under
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Italian
After a two-year closure, Original Joe's, San Francisco’s quintessential Italian-American dining destination, revitalized iconic Daly City institution Joe’s of Westlake, and reintroduced it into the community as Original Joe’s Westlake. An anchor of Daly City from 1956 to 2014, Original Joe’s Westlake underwent an extensive two-year renovation, complete with a front-to-back interior remodel, including the kitchen and all dining spaces, and an exterior and landscaping overhaul. Following the Original Joe’s tradition, Westlake continues to prepare unpretentious, old-school Italian-American fare in an open kitchen for all to see. The menu is carefully crafted to reflect a past-meets-present hybrid of what Joe’s of Westlake used to be and what Original Joe’s Westlake is today.
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Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible, after giving our order immediately to the server it took way over 40 minutes and our food never came out. To the point where we paid for the coffee and left. It wasn’t even full for that.

DL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is delicious, service was excellent until the end of our meal. Ordered desert and it took forever to be served.

SD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

SF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday so we didn’t mind paying a little more for ambiance and service

g
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our "go-to" spot. Food always good. Staff always friendly and efficient. Can't ask for more than that!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good place to celebrate birthday, my husband really like the lamb chop, clam chowder too salty, but still good.

K
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molly is the example of service! Love her! She changed our reservation time with ease

ML
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good all the way around. Friendly reception, great service an d excellent food. Such a wide selection of choices. Always dependable.

TM
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a regular spot for our quarterly lunch group. I really look forward to eating at Joe's.

r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very new restaurant,great ambiance. food is terrific

RB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Veal Marsala was tough. Ravioli was over cooked. They brought the wrong main course for one of us and didn’t bring the replacement till everyone else was done.
Not good

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 8 for lunch. We were seated promptly, the waiter was attentive and friendly and the food was delicious. We had the sole, hamburger, and crab Louie. Everyone loved what they had. The portions were generous and the burger and sole were hot.
Great place to go, especially with a group.

f
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing place - food, service, environs all on point!!! I asked ahead of time if it was possible to get ravioli "al dente" which the server was more than happy to find out. And it WAS - delish! If I could give one note, it would be to offer valet service, as it's been quite challenging to find parking each time I've come on a Friday for lunch. There were eight of us for a business meeting coming from all over the Bay Area, but looking around, it seemed that many others could benefit from this service, and it also would add to the old school, classy, classic feel of OJW. Cheers!

KH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Joe's is always wonderful. They have great waiters/waitresses. The food is always delicious, and the experience is aways positive! Enjoy!

DB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the time we arrived we were taken care of all we needed the whole time we were there

BK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I go to Westlake Joe's at least once a month. Everything was great except for the fact that I requested
certain booths. One of my friends was 5 minutes late (I was early). One of the booths I requested was available, but because my friend was looking for a place to park they would not let 2 of the 3 people in the party be seated.

BC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love eating there. Just wish it were closer, as we live in San Mateo.
My favorite eating place.

M
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Original Joe's Westlake is our "go to" restaurant. We love the food here and parking is free/ample. The service is very good. I will highly recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

D
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Original Joe’s never disappoints! We had a lovely evening and great food!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! Consistently wonderful! The hostesses were so wonderful and accommodating to our party as well! Thank you!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

DW
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, friendly service, food arrives promptly, tasty comfort food in a nice ambience

ER
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dining for five is perfect in the main dining area. The food is consistently great.
Our waitress Katie is wonderful!
Recommend the raviolis with meat sauce.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

L
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service

PB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for lunch or dinner. Friendly staff and the food was delicious.

E
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I eat at Original Joe's Westlake every couple months. The food is typically consistent, but this time, the garlic bread was subpar. Not only was it cool, it was dry and had no crushed/minced garlic, like usual. I would have sent it back, but my guests were starved and ate it right away. The warm berry crisp was meh. Otherwise, the meal was as expected--wonderful!!

m
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience. Ambiance and energy is always great. Food consistent. Wonderful and friendly service.

SK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!! Great waitress!

D
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My party enjoyed the meal. I was just surprised when the restaurant reported to OpenTable that we had not kept our reservation!

CT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have been going here for decades. The remodel is great. You will not leave hungry. The food is a great value and comforting.

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An icon and a must visit in Daly City. Book first to avoid a wait.

DM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite lunch place inth greater bay area

BJ
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always love Westlake Joe's! We were particularly pleased with our server who recommended and helped us with our decision on what entree's to have! Great Place!! Will return no doubt!! This luncheon is a group of retired work mates....besides the great conversation the lunch is wonderful!!

AB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place but music was a bit too loud this time.

MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Always the go too

TP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dine at Original Joe's W.L. several time and have always enjoyed the service food , professionalism and quality of food. The server we had was especially patience and willing to suggest something on request. The meal was serve very timely and hot. I also appreciate not losing my reservation spot due to an unavoidable delay in one my dinner participate. i would certainly bring visitor here for dinner.

SF
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had several dinners at Original Joe's Westlake in the last year. We usually had a good time and the food was above average.
I went there for lunch for the first time yesterday, and I was disappointed with the food. I ordered the petrale sole. The fish and the side vegetable were both overcooked and tasteless. The fish did not taste fresh.
One of my friends ordered an entrée salad, the portion was large but not very good. The olives were bitter and too much of it.
I suggest the restaurant management pays more attention to the quality and consistency of food served go forward.

JW
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service is always good and consistent. Will come back.