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Original Joe's Restaurant

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301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
+1 408-292-7030
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Redwood City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It seems quite a few ppl had mediocre experiences here but I came here last October and was pretty impressed with a couple of the dishes as well as the service. We ordered the Caprese salad (3/5), Strawberry Fields salad (3.5/5), Seafood Ravioli (3/5 and pretty MEH), Lasagna (3.8/5) and OH MY GOSH, the Linguine Leonardo with chicken, spinach and... More 

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Modiin, Israel
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service very nice. I wish they had more veg dishes. The eggplant was great. Dessert was soooo disappointing. People in next table really enjoyed their sandwich....

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Thank Efrat S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the best Italian food I have ever eaten! But it gets even better, the atmosphere takes you back to the days of the rat pack, and the service is top notch.

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Thank David F
Corte Madera, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant has come of age and is contemporary in design. Not as stuffy and dated as it was years ago. Service and food was good quality.

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Thank Sheldon S
San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is excellent. Large servings. Service is classy, yet friendly. I almost always get the Rib steak with ravioli as my side. Crab cakes for our App are delicious. They are a bit different (spicy pesto sauce). Soup is always good.

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Thank jtobiassen
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Original Joe's or OJ's as some old time natives call it has been a San Jose institution for years. At one time this was one "thee" places to go for dining, and though the food is still good with an old school atmosphere. OJ's is open late at night which makes it a good place to go after clubs or... More 

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Thank James A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been going to "OJ's" for 40plus years. The food is delicious, freshly cooked, Love to sit at the counter and watch the chef's prepare your meals right in front of you. Veal piccata is my favorite, But everything on their menus is fresh and delicious.

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Thank Robert B
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was attending Landmark forum and noticed Original Joe was near by to get a quick byte on dinner break. Foods and Drinks was delicious and the service was outstanding. I love this place and highly recommended to everyone.

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Thank Dianna H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Granted the restaurant was very busy for lunch- but took an eternity- close to 45min- to receive our food. Servers all quite professional- but obviously very busy. Had the lunch special lasagna. Still good- but not as good as I remember in years past.

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Thank rikenjaks
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here many times: in college, for family meet-ups, for Sunday supper and late night dinner. Always excellent, always professional, always a good value. I can afford to eat anywhere, but when downtown San Jose, this is a reliable favorite. Cozy, fabulous service and yummy food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-292-7030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?