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Original Joe's Westlake

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Fri, 22/03

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact


Caesar Salad
Blue Caesar
chopped romaine, blue cheese-caesar dressing
House Salad
Iceberg Wedge
cherry tomatoes, blue cheese, grated egg, bacon bits, blue cheese dressing
Café Salad
toasted walnuts, gouda cheese, green onion, creamy chive dressing
Dungeness Crab Cocktail
Bay Shrimp Cocktail
Jumbo Prawn Cocktail
Spinach Artichoke Dip
grilled sourdough crostini
Fried Calamari
Dungeness Crab Cake
Joe's Meatballs
Quarter $4.95
Half $7.95
Garlic Bread
Cup $4.95
Bowl $6.95
Cup $4.95
Bowl $6.95
New England Clam Chowder
Cup $4.95
Bowl $6.95
Choice of: french fries, salad, cole slaw
Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado & Tomato
Fried Chicken Sandwich
cole slaw, house made bbq sauce, toasted brioche bun
thinly sliced corned beef, swiss cheese, thousand island, toasted marble rye
Bay Shrimp & Avocado Sandwich
tomato, baby greens, lemon aioli, toasted sourdough
Dungeness Crab Cake Burger
lemon caper slaw, toasted brioche bun
OJ Sliders (3)
american cheese, lettuce, pickles, special sauce
Joe's Turkey Bacon Club
crispy bacon, tomato, romaine, mayonnaise, toasted white bread
Tuna Melt
cheddar cheese, grilled sourdough
House made dressings: Italian, Louie, Ranch, Blue Cheese, Caesar
Chicken Caesar Salad
Classic Cobb
Bay Shrimp $15.95
Crab $24.95
Tuna Salad
butter lettuce, avocado cherry tomatoes, boiled egg, black olives
Chinese Chicken Salad
green onions, toasted almonds, carrots, sesame seeds, cilantro, crispy wonton strips, mandarin oranges, plum vinaigrette
Joe's Italian Chopped
radicchio, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, fennel, garbanzo beans, pepperoncinis, olives, salami, provolone, grated parmesan, Italian dressing
Mexican Chopped
grilled chicken, black beans, green onions, avocado, corn, cheddar cheese, cilantro, tortilla chips, lime crema, cumin dressing
Joe's Famous Hamburger Sandwich
French fries. Char-broiled upon request
Joe's Prime Rib Dip
thinly sliced roasted prime rib on a french roll horseradish sauce au jus, french fries
BBQ Ribs
house made bbq sauce cole slaw, french fries
Joe's Special
signature scramble of ground beef, spinach, onions and eggs
Meat, chicken and fish dishes include choice of side: spaghetti, ravioli, french fries, vegetables or mashed potatoes
Joe's Eggplant Parmigiana
layers of thinly sliced, lightly fried eggplant, marinara sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan cheese
Sliced Boiled Brisket
served with spanish sauce and au jus, choice of side
Sautéed Sweetbreads
choice of side
Pot Roast
braised cross rib roast, served with meat sauce and au jus, choice of side
Baked Lasagna
house made pasta, meat sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan cheese
Calf's Liver with Bacon and Onions
choice of side
All our beef is certified angus. Sautéed mushrooms and onions $3.95
New York - 14oz
Ribeye - 16oz
Porterhouse - 24oz
Filet Mignon - 8oz
Steak ala Bruno - 10oz
Hamburger Steak
char-broiled upon request
Scallopini Sauté
Scallopini Sec
Breaded Cutlet
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Spaghetti and Meatballs
House Made Ravioli with Meat Sauce
Penne with Meat Sauce
Spaghetti Carbonara
pancetta, pecorino romano, cream, egg yolk
Shrimp Scampi with Linguine
tomatoes, garlic, white wine
Linguine and Clams
red or white
Linguine Pesto
Fettuccine Alfredo
After a two-year closure, iconic Daly City institution Joe’s of Westlake was revitalized and reintroduced into the community as Original Joe’s Westlake in February 2016. An anchor of Daly City from 1956 to 2014, Original Joe’s Westlake underwent an extensive two-year renovation, complete with a front-to-back interior remodel, including the kitchen and all dining spaces, and an exterior and landscaping overhaul. Following the Original Joe’s tradition, Westlake continues to prepare unpretentious, old-school Italian-American fare in an open kitchen for all to see. Elements throughout the restaurant, from interior design to menu offerings, are carefully crafted to reflect a past-meets-present hybrid
US$ 10 - US$ 35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Italian, American
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tried again. Interior very nice. Server was good. Food was average. Big parking lot.. Had veal prior visits so went with one of their best items. The burger. Was still as good as before. Wish they would put fried cream back on menu.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First experience and it was pretty awesome. I grew up in San Francisco and I was always in Daly City in Westlake and I have been this restaurant for years!!! I had no idea how upscale and fancy this restaurant is. Such a nice atmosphere....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank veliaj2016
OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback (and great pics!). We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to your next visit with us :)

Reviewed 14 February 2019

This was my best experience. Restaurant really, really busy. We had to wait almost an hour for seating, but my goodness, it was so worth it!!! The food was so delicious. The mashed potatoes were the best I have ever had and the fish was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank TJKSF
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent review and your patience! Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, we hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed 13 February 2019

Eating at Westlake Joe’s is a comforting experience. Occasionally there are some misses with the food, but you know that the steak, the hamburger, the French dip, the ravioli will always be good.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sssibs2016
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! Hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed 12 February 2019

Great food, enjoyable atmosphere, old time charm, where everyone goes to hav fun! Big booths, lots of neighbors seeing neighbors and yet they make you fit right in

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mary Ann N
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you've had such a great experience with us! We hope to see you back in again very soon!

Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

A big nice place for American food. I tasted the special burger with baguette bread! Quite good. Service is nice and efficient.More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank ehor57
OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your burger! We also take pride in our service and are so glad to hear that you appreciated the efficiency. We hope to see you back...More

Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

My brother and I went for lunch there and as always had a great meal. This time we both tried the veal piccata. Delicious! My favorite room is the main room or the bar area. We’ve been going there since we were kids!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank travelwithpam
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

What an honor to hear that you and your family have been dining with us since you were kids! We hope to have the pleasure of continuously serving you a great meal :)

Reviewed 29 January 2019

This is a popular restaurant especially among locals. We arrived on time for our 2pm reservation in a packed restaurant on a Sunday afternoon. Our table server was understandably very busy but she managed to provide us with a pretty decent service. Bus person made...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 317elwynm
OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2019

Hey there, that was such a nice review to read through! We are so glad to hear you and your family had a memorable experience with us. It is so important that we always make a positive impression on our guests and we are so...More

Reviewed 25 January 2019

Original Joe's Westlake is on of my favorite restaurants whenever I visit the Bay area! The staff (from hostess, to waiters to helpers) are always super friendly and nice. They are truly some of the nicest people around! The food is simply delicious and yummy!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank John D
OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

Hi John, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We take pride in our commitment to serving quality dishes, providing exceptional service, and giving our guests the five-star experience they deserve. We're so glad to learn that we've been...More

Reviewed 15 January 2019

In the Bay Area for the National Championship game, we decided to eat at Original Joe's one night, based almost purely on convenience. What a fortunate selection. The atmosphere was great, the service wonderful and the food was divine. I'm a southern boy and granted...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ChadwickLee9
OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2019

We are so appreciative of this review and your kind words. It is fantastic to hear that you were happy with our service and atmosphere, and to hear that we served you the best Lasagna you have ever ate is the best compliment we could...More

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Pat G
11 May 2017|
Response from ErinO1309 | Reviewed this property |
Somewhat depends on time of day. However, Joe's has two convenient private parking lots. Often, it's necessary to utilize the "upper" parking lot, accessed from Glenwood Drive. PS: Good thinking to "carpool".😊
8 May 2017|
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Response from 911leanney | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. If you go, it's best when it first opens at 11am.
Cheryl J
25 April 2016|
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Response from Elise P | Reviewed this property |
According to a credible contact, gift cards are now available.
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