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.
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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!
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.
Original Joe's is always an outstanding place to eat! On this visit, we were seated ahead of our reservation time, and received outstanding service the whole way through. As always the food was outstanding. We will definitely be back!
Always amazing customer service and food too
I pride myself on my meatballs and Original Joe’s came as close as you can get to home made. They were amazing! I would highly recommend going to Original Joe’s while in San Francisco. The staff was also warm and friendly.
Everyone feels the same way there ... you have to speak up ... meaning ... if you do ... it's ok. I like that.
The food is up to standard. I like the Chicken Marsala a lot. The crab cocktail, which we all shared was Fresh; The way it should be.
We had the Justin Cab from Paso Robles, which was fairly priced, imho, and went just right with everything.
The only thing I'm not so sure about was the Bombolini for dessert. The affogato ( Espresso over Vanilla Ice Cream was superb ), but three of those fresh donuts without filling was just ok. I would suggest, a raspberry filling, a vanilla cream filling, and a blueberry filling. Whatever. Maybe two fillings and one plain. I also recommend Lush Gelato's Dulce de Leche instead of the Vanilla, which would be overkill, but what the heck ...
French fries cold! Mussels small serving, crostini’s not toasted or barely!
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Always fabulous food, service and ambiance- can’t go wrong!!! Love this restaurant
Great food, excellent service. The only issue is the high noise level. Hard to carry on a conversation.
Date night. Excellent all around. Lettuce wedge and beet arugula outstanding as were veal picata ans halibut special. Side of spaghetti was a bit overcooked. Old Fashioned and whiskey sours were fine aswas the Barbera wine. Felt slightly rushed at first but only at the start. Server was very efficient and courteous.
OJ's is one of my favorite restaurants in SF. The staff are so sweet and caring always helping to make our family visit comfortable. OJ's is a great family place to take young and old kids who enjoy great food and fabulous North Beach libations.
We had a 1:30pm lunch reservation and the restaurant was not busy at that time. Our waiter however was distant and unavailable throughout our lunch. This was a special occasion with long tine North Beach friends, but I feel we were treated like unwanted tourists.
As always had a wonderful dinner and dessert
Food was fabulous and the service is always absolutely perfect. We sat in the cozy bar. Best crab cake. Spaghetti and meatballs are wonderful. Don’t forget donuts for dessert!!
Great as always!
We love Joes but today it seemed like we had been forgotten about. Had a toddler with us but had to wait 30min to order food and chase down server.
I have had better waiters at this place, but it is still a great place to dine
Best food and fast service
Nice and vivid place. Good food and excellent service