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Original Joe's Westlake, Daly City, CA

Original Joe's Westlake

4.7
4.7
3204 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 113 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 755-7400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Escobar

  • Private party facilities

    Evoking the spirit of the original Joe’s of Westlake, the newly renovated restaurant transports guests to Westlake circa 1960. Boasting Sputnik lighting, terrazzo flooring and redwood accents throughout, Original Joe’s Westlake elicits mid-century America in the likes of Palm Springs, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas. The newly reimagined Cascade Room features show-stopping pimento orange banquettes, and offers a variety of options for large gatherings—from private rehearsal dinners and memorial receptions, to smaller non-private family dinners, class reunions and birthday celebrations. With beautiful custom sliding doors, the Cascade Room can be divided in half, creating two fully private event spaces, accommodating up to 50 guests each.

  • Private party contact

    Carolina Data: (650) 746-8206

  • Neighborhood

    Daly City

  • Cross street

    John Daly and Lake Merced Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Two free parking lots available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,204 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MP

    MichaelP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great experience
  2. SK

    SueK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  3. LM

    LeahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service and the food was good. We were able to get a table on a Saturday afternoon
  4. AL

    AnnetteL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Petrale Sole was outstanding and Julius, our waiter, was exceptionally attentive.
  5. BB

    BalboaBob

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you know, you know. Outstanding, well tenured establishment. San Francisco's finest, this place is always packed. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation or wait an hour for your table. I like their Northbeach location but the ambiance is better here and it is more of a local, SF crowd. Everything is good and the service matches the food, outstanding.
  6. R

    Rick

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience1
    Thursday night and full house. Food excellent Service okay Noise level off the charts. Understand Joe’s can’t control level of noise but 7-9 pm our party of four could not hear across the table. I wish I was exaggerating but we will try and schedule for just lunches from now on
  7. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The food was so disappointing. One order was very salty and the other was ordered medium and came well done. I really was looking forward to dinner here and honestly we couldn’t wait to pay and leave.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Holly was the BEST!! super attentive and very nice. Holly paid attention to our every need and went above and beyond to make it a special night for us. Thanks, Holly!!
  9. LH

    LeslieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a birthday celebration ❤️ Had the veal parmigiana and the veal piccata. Both were excellent! Loved the Blue Caesar salad! Amazing ❤️
  10. g

    garyr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I have been dining at westlake joes since 1953 the food and service is still great.
  11. RN

    RominaN

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Celebrated my birthday. This is the first time that you were not greeted or given a dessert for a special occasion. I was a little disappointed because I love going to Original Joe at Westlake. But I will definitely not take any of my family there for special occasions.
  12. F

    Flicka7

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent service and the food was prepared to our liking!
  13. SB

    SeanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been sometime since we were back, and it was just as we remembered, great food, great service, and great ambiance
  14. CT

    CarolT

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal great service.
  15. PL

    PeterL

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and service was exceptional.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service
  17. AR

    AmeliaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The portions are very generous!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was awesome. Super attentive, friendly and conversed easily. Food, as always, was excellent and presentation inviting. Joe’s is a total fave every time without fail.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is always amazing and the food is always great. What more can you ask for ?
  20. M

    Myrtle

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, also the food.
  21. b

    bookbarmy

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, classic dishes that they don't mess with. Wonderful service, happy wait staff. Must order - Butter Cake
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super delish - everything! Even the house cab!
  23. AD

    AdamD

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joe's continues to create a wonderful experience, from the warmth of the Staff to the high quality of the food! Giovanni, our Server, is highly charismatic and attentive. The pork chop and fried shrimp plates were robustly tasty and bountiful!
  24. SF

    SFnative

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't beat going to Origin Joe's Westlake. Always a great meal, great service. Professional. Food comes out hot. I have noticed lately restaurants serve lukewarm food. Cocktails are so good here, and served with a cocktail napkin. A winner!
  25. JL

    JosephineL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our young server, David, was very accommodating and cheerful. The moussaka was too salty to the point of not palatable, but David gladly exchanged it for a different dish. If you happen to be in the area, this restaurant is an excellent choice for an old-school Italian cuisine.
  26. RS

    RodneyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sorry I can’t remember my servers name but she was very professional attentive knowledgeable friendly and made our experience great
  27. s

    seashell

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Original Joe's is an institution. We met good friends for a celebratory dinner the other night. Other than a limited selection of beers, [only IPAs,] Joe's has a diverse and delicious menu that can meet anyone's expectations or requirements. We hope that the restaurant and her sister restaurant in SF's North Beach will be around for many years to come!
  28. RW

    RoxanneW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was wonderful. We feasted on the delicious food. We were celebrating a birthday so splurged with the food and drinks. It was so nice to get prompt and attentive experince. We all loved it, including the birthday girl.
  29. LD

    LisaD

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of six with friends we haven’t seen in 10 years. What a great evening. Good food, good friends and great service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been coming here since I was young. Always great food!
  31. GM

    GeorgineM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated quickly with reservations, and the waiter was prompt. Our food came quickly and it was DELICIOUS! I highly recommend this place.
  33. C

    Chip

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t miss with Joe’s. The portions are not just plentiful, but cooked to perfection. The variety of offerings has something for everyone, paired with a wine list that provides good values and tasty varietals. Always busy at dinner time, because it is soooo good! Reserve ahead on OpenTable. If you just show up, they have a great bar area to enjoy while you wait, and you will wait, but worth it.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Love Joe’s. It is getting to be extremely expensive but they do serve good sized portions so I had leftovers for dinner. I was not happy with the temperature of my ravioli so I sent it back. I was disappointed with our waiter. He took our order correctly and performed all his service properly but he had no rapport with us at all. So many excellent wait staff there so I hope not to have him again. Not cordial or welcoming at all.
  35. AD

    AdamD

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Westlake Joe's ambience is a superb blend of classic meets modern, the seating booths remind us of the original! Cocktails are of high quality, charbroiled steaks to perfection and priced for an enjoyable experience!
  36. KG

    KevinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a good time my brothers and sister took my dad for his 82 birthday it was great
  37. TM

    TinaMarieHarris

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience as always, whether is for lunch or dinner. An old school icon restaurant in the Bay. Never disappoints. Thank you!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Over all great.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of our favorites.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    You can always count on Joe’s for good quality food and a great ambiance!

FAQs

Original Joe's Westlake offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 755-7400.

Original Joe's Westlake is rated 4.7 stars by 3204 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 113 times today
Google Map for Original Joe's Westlake

11 Glenwood Avenue, Daly City, CA 94015

Additional information

  • Cross street

    John Daly and Lake Merced Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Daly City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Two free parking lots available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Escobar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 755-7400

  • Private party facilities

    Evoking the spirit of the original Joe’s of Westlake, the newly renovated restaurant transports guests to Westlake circa 1960. Boasting Sputnik lighting, terrazzo flooring and redwood accents throughout, Original Joe’s Westlake elicits mid-century America in the likes of Palm Springs, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas. The newly reimagined Cascade Room features show-stopping pimento orange banquettes, and offers a variety of options for large gatherings—from private rehearsal dinners and memorial receptions, to smaller non-private family dinners, class reunions and birthday celebrations. With beautiful custom sliding doors, the Cascade Room can be divided in half, creating two fully private event spaces, accommodating up to 50 guests each.

  • Private party contact

    Carolina Data: (650) 746-8206

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