Original Joe's - San Francisco
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.
It exceeded my expectations! The service was great. The Original Joe's Hamburger Sandwich was AMAZING!
Food was alright but not as good as prior times. Service was somewhat chaotic and rushed. Drinks were great...still one of the best bars in SF. Always has been one of my favorite SF restaurants but this time not up to the level I experienced before.
Food is great! It's a little pricey depending on what you order but it's delicious.
Always a treat dining at Original Joe's. Service is on point and the food always delicious. IT has become my go-to spot for catching up with friends or a simple night out.
Always a solid meal and experience.
Fantastic Italian food and friendly fast service. We had a range of meals from shrimp scampi to veal to spaghetti and meatballs and all were excellent. Delicious appetizers too!
Always enjoy our dining experience @OJ’s! Great food w/good friends...
best food in the area and the service is wonderful. counter and lounge are also great to dine in
Always a great go to place for lunch or dinner with a fun atmosphere
Amazing meal overall! Outstanding service and the best cocktail drinks I’ve ever had!!
Seven of us were celebrating a Birthday on a Sunday for bunch. It was very busy. Our server was excellent. She smiled and wished our friend Happy Birthday. She was delightful. The food is always great.
2 of the couples had never been to Original Joe's in the city, but they will be back.
Thank you for a lovely Birthday Brunch. Janet Bonanno
Waitress very cheerful and bubbly! Food was fantastic! Love original Charles!
It was okay, my fiancé went there as a child and had fond memories of the place. I didn’t think it was anything special.
We went to Original Joe's to celebrate our son's birthday. We couldn't be happier with the whole experience. The bar is hopping, yet the bartenders are still attentive. The dining rooms are busy and loud but the energy is great. The waiters and dining room staff are friendly and quick. They are there when you need them and unobtrusive when you don't. The food was exceptional. The appetizers came out quickly - highly recommend the crab cake and the arancini. We were all super pleased.
Great old San Francisco restaurant. We’ll be back.
Good food (Italian American style) and comfortable atmosphere. A San Francisco classic.
Overall a great dining experience. Authentic food...old school vibe, in a very good way
This is our "go to" place for "going out." We don't have to worry about the quality of the food or service. We can hear ourselves talk and enjoy great dining.
Went here for a after work dinner and everyone loved it.
pre-ordered & served on time!
30 year anniversary. Always great food
The noise level was difficult to deal with, especially since one in our party is hard of hearing. Three of us liked our entrees (two gnocchis and a ravioli), but my husband, who had the veal scalloppini, thought his was fairly tasteless. I tasted it and thought it was good but that the cut of meat was a bit tough, especially at a price tag of $30. Not sure if he's lost his sense of taste or is just incredibly picky - could be a bit of both, but it wasn't worth the $30 price.
Otherwise, a pleasant meal.
The prime rib, as well as the rib eye was awesome, along with everything else. The waiter was very attentive, and everything was great. The noise level was a little hight, but the restaurant was packed so I totally understand.
Went back for more chicken parm, still great!
Birthday. Waiter was so friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent.
Liked the room & decor.
Service was friendly and efficient.
Just a little too noisy.
Food was great.
El mesero muy sobrado y poco agradable
Sat outside as Original Joe's was packed. Joe's Ravioli was good but way too much to eat. Calamari steak was out of this world tender. Good cocktails and service.
My steak was fantastic! Best I've had in years. My wife's chicken scallapini was not as good as expected.
Sauce was divine but the chicken was dry and hard to cut. Also, the portion was smaller than expected.
Vegetables were great.
A lovely restaurant, mad more lovely by the professional wait staff.
Adam at the door, George on the floor and all their helpful associates, especially the cooks in the kitchen.
Just the best place for a group of friends, old-fashioned, but not old. The Duggan Family keeps the home fires burning.
I've been in the biz 30 years, back to Stars, Elite Cafe, et al. Love this joint.
Server was friendly and accommodating, lively atmosphere, good food, and dessert was amazing!!
What a fun, energetic venue! Great food, excellent service and the atmosphere is awesome. Lots of people having fun, eating good food and laughing. Our go to restaurant when we are in the city
So glad this old SF establishment is still around and continues to serve quality food and excellent service.
Great! We had the chicken parm and it was great!
I wouldn't come back if I had a special occasion to celebrate. Our server was disorganized and scattered. Friendly but did not do a good job. Left out orders, some orders came out too early while we all sat and waited for our food. The waiter joked so much it was hard to tell if he was being serious or joking when recommending dishes and before we could ask a question he would walk away and we'd have to wait another 10-15 mins before we would see him again. It was my fathers 79th birthday and it was not a good place to celebrate. Go elsewhere!
Even though there was no reservation in my name because they said not to book on Open Table for a weekend day, I waited only 10 minutes to be seated. Everything else was fabulous!
Great location and the food was good, just the chicken parmigiana was over cooked. It was a busy night and the service was not what I expected. The waiter pretty much just took our order and never stopped back to check in on us so when he came over to drop something off it felt that we had to not forget any requests since it would be a while before we saw him again. Overall it was good and I probably would return.