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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%
Travellers talk about
“ravioli” (95 reviews)
“steak” (121 reviews)
“prime rib” (28 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2884
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It doesn't matter if you go there during the summer, day, night or winter, the servers are in suits. It's a very old school classic restaurant with many choices for everyone. My favorite is their half spaghetti and ravioli's and full portion. They have healthy...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a group of four fo lunch. Seating was quick and efficient. Menu was straight forward Italian, We places a drink order, which was delivered promptly. We were given the opportunity to order several times but due to conversations we were not ready....More

Thank Tis_Brian
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit San Jose often (for work), but visited here for the first time, thanks to a colleague. What a great place. We sampled a few different menu items -- fries, grilled shrimp, meat raviliolli and chicken parm. All of the dishes were amazing. Our...More

Thank Gregsky
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is the same as it was in 1960. It is like stepping back into to my childhood. On Friday they serve clam chowder (the red kind). The lines are out the door on Fridays to get their famous clam chowder.

Thank robert m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my friends went to this place, because atmosphere saw nice and high posission in TripAdvisor. Unfortunatelly food was tasteless and only one of our 10 memebers was satisfied. Too expensive!

1  Thank AlmaMarMar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful breakfast and ordered the Original Joe's breakfast. I wasn't expecting Italian food, but the unique recipe of spinach and hamburger in the eggs was surprisingly good! I've been back twice and always seem to order the same thing. Nothing wrong with that...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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
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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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