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Original Joe's Restaurant

301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
+1 408-292-7030
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“ravioli” (92 reviews)
“steak” (116 reviews)
“prime rib” (26 reviews)
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
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1 - 10 of 1,088 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

People at work told me this is a good place to go. Very very nice inside good service they validate parking and probably the best meal I've had in two weeks since I've been gone from home. Definitely recommend chicken Parm was excellent

Thank David K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is just a regular fake Italian restaurant. The portions are absolutely huge, sauces are heavily processed and include plenty of garlic. The prices are okay for the area and the portions are big, enough to be shared. If you are looking for something slightly...More

Thank Eduardo F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so excited to have an Italian meal but this was definitely not the restaurant. Service was great but my raviolli was literally swimming in sauce. Okay, so it didn't look appealing but I gave it a try expecting great flavour but I was...More

Thank CanadianVacationer04
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food but not as good as the evening service. My husband expected hash browns with his eggs and pork chop. They served French fries. I had their meatball sandwich with a side salad. Both were tasty and their sandwich is a generous size.

Thank cherylmE1622JL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no idea about Italian food before I came to States and I tasted the first Italian food was here. The servers are wearing black suits and mostly are middle age men that has been work with restaurant for long time

Thank Yanti D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is old school, which is good and bad. The atmosphere and vibe is great, but the food and cocktails have not evolved since the mid 20th century. And it's not cheap. I want to love this place, but just end up disappointed every...More

Thank Megan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The portions are HUGE and the flavors just as big. Start with a traditional antipasti platter or Caesar salad. You can;t go wrong with either. I alternate between the Chicken Parmesan and the Veal Parmesan as both are delicious. Prime Rib on Friday throws a...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been here several times. This event was a family graduation creation. We had the steak, chicken parmesan, and ravioli. The service was excellent, and the food isntondie for. They make you feel like family. Fun place.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A San Jose landmark.... great old world Italian Food and excellent steaks.... great atmosphere and the service is outstanding... make a reservation!!!!

Thank jimpG5156ZX
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place to gather your family or colleagues. Good variation in the menu, you will find something for you taste. Service is good too.

Thank se50820
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Questions & Answers
Mary P
1 October 2017|
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Response from 2butterfly | Reviewed this property |
You can park in the movie theater parking garage 1 block away. Flat $5 fee on weekends.
14 June 2016|
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Response from VicU291 | Reviewed this property |
No, Original Joes does not take reservations. A secret we have found is the line for the counter. On the left side of the reception desk a line is formed for the counter. As people leave the others in line sit down. Great... More
Debra A
17 February 2016|
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Response from Fred A | Reviewed this property |
steak and fish are...I have had them and they are good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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