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.View Private Dining Details
Celebrated my son's 10th birthday. Food was delicious, something for everyone. We'll definitely be back.
Fun restaurant. Delicious food. Great service.
This is a happenin' place in North Beach! Great food, very attentive service, good cocktails and wine list. We always enjoy our experience at Original Joe's. It was a VERY energetic crowd around 8pm on a Sunday night, so plan around busy times if you don't want to strain to hear your companions.
Another San Francisco "original" that is not to be missed. The menu is Italian...mostly. Their hamburger looked very good although I opted for the egglplant parmigiana (and was not disappointed.) Definitely get reservations. A chair at the kitchen bar is fun as is a table close to the kitchen just to watch the precision of experienced service staff make your day. This place was fun, reasonably priced, and very good. (And don't forget desert!)
We visited Original Joe's for my son's most recent birthday. Rose, our server, was both professional and courteous--even at the end of her shift--and the teamwork by the wait staff was admirable. As usual, the food was excellent. It was the first time that I enjoyed their lasagna and thought it was the best that I have ever had. It is hard not to have an enjoyable experience here! Go!
Sunday Brunch was excellent and service was friendly. What more do you need?
Having eaten at the Original Joe's before it burned down many years ago, and just eaten at the new location on Union Street, there is the same excellent food and drinks. With a party of six there is a very little wait for our table around 8:00PM and our waiter was great and the food was great and fast to our table. Great restaurant and will return again and again.
Order fettuccine Alfredo and it was a tiny portion for $20.95. The service was ok. Would like to see more for my money.
My wife and I love Original Joe’s and we try to get there two or three times a year. The food and waiter service is exceptional. Our only complaint was with a young host who was less then stellar. We arrived a half hour early and were told to check back at 6:30 when our reservation was for. We checked back twice and on the second time we were treated like we were really bugging this young man. It was too bad because we have never encountered an “attitude” at OJ. We will be back, but we hope that the host staff can be inserviced in customer care.
Ordered filet magnon medium and it came uncooked. Service nothing special.
Special request for an outside table. Others had reserved signs on them but they did not have one available for our party, so we went elsewhere. I do love this restaurant, just couldn’t justify dropping over $100 after arriving annoyed from the start.
Food ratings based on prior experiences. Service ratings based on this experience.
Wasn’t too impressed! Service was so rushed and impersonal. I ordered the sole piccata and my plate was in front of me less than 5 min later... clearly not freshly made! Very disappointed. Would not go again.
Food fantastic staff fabulous pricing reasonable noise ugh. But hey you see all the old money in there this is there place would definitely recommend.
One of the best restaurants in SF for great Italian food. Service is very good too. All the dishes are served piping hot and delicious. Busy and bustling, but not overly crazy; Staff seems to be able to handle it well. Fun atmosphere. Plates and pasta bowls are piled high with fresh, rich-flavored ingredients and sauces. Large portions. All around fantastic.
Perfection in every way. Took a couple of elderly out-of-town visitors to give them a flavor of North Beach and comfort food from my childhood. Had the braised short ribs, carbonara and pesto. Absolutely delicious. The short ribs were flavorful and tender and came with all dente vegetables and mashed potato. The carbonara and pesto pastas were spot on. Even the bread was great; soft and moist on the inside, with a chewy crust. Service was friendly and impeccable. They were also nice to give us the both with a clear view of the open kitchen. Also, valet parking which was very convenient for my elderly out-of town guests.
Comment from my visitor to his wife, after surveying the kitchen operation and the customers at the counter was that this place must know what they doing and is good because they have regular customers.
We were actually a table of 4. My Husband and I were treating our Grandson and Girlfriend from Boston to dinner after seeing Beach Blanket. It was our first time at Original Joes recommended by friends. We will certainly go back.
Love it. The Ramos Fizzes on the weekends are excellent. I do enjoy that it's not a 100% egg brunch menu.
Had a table for 5, Food and service is great as usual. Can not wait to have the OX tails again
Good stand-by restaurant that delivers value for price at every meal. Tuesday lunch on a non-holiday week was crowded for our 11:45 reservation, and loud. However service was fine - love the waiters in black suits - and the food very good with ample servings for our appetites. Three of our foursome had take away for the next day.
Dinner was so delicious! The portion size is large and we could have shared. The flat iron steak, chicken Marsala, pork chop and shrimp scampi were all so delicious! The tiramisu was the best we have ever had. We will definitely return on our next visit from Florida.