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“Great meal with friends”

Original Joe's Westlake
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Ranked #1 of 228 Restaurants in Daly City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 35
Description: 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 of what Joe’s of Westlake used to be and what Original Joe’s Westlake is today.
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Description: 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 of what Joe’s of Westlake used to be and what Original Joe’s Westlake is today.
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Small group of golf buddies went here after playing Harding Park. The place was packed. We left our name at the reception desk and given electronic notification device. We ordered a round of cocktails and our table was ready within 15 minutes. Service was prompt and appropriately attentive French bread was excellent. We received our entries within 10 minutes. This is a busy restaurant but they know what they are doing. They get 5 stars and I'll be back.

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OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for that excellent review! We are delighted to hear you and your golf buddies got the 5-star experience you deserve. We hope to have you all back soon!

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

I had Joe's Special, which, presentation was wonderful, and it tasted scrumpteous, prices are kind of high,
a lot of my family was stunned that if you wanted Joe's Spcial, with mushrooms, it was extra! It should not
cost more, that's one of the main ingredients of Joe's Special!

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OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. While we are glad that your experience was mainly positive, it's disheartening to learn that you would only value your experience at 3 stars. We hope that you will join us again in the future for the chance to be redeemed in your eyes!!

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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This place serves classic Italian American food. The fried calamari is out of this world served with Mariana Sauce. Not an inexpensive place, but is damn well worth the price. And always order the warm buttercake.

Thank Mick D
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OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hey Mick, thank you so much for this feedback! We are thrilled to know how much you enjoyed dining with us. We only use fresh, high quality ingredients - which may be reflected in our price points. But it means so much to know you think it's worth it! We are already looking forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

First time I went there for dinner since the remodel, it seemed overpriced and overrated. But the second time, I went for lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food.
The atmosphere was pleasant, airy, and altogether civilized.

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OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy that you decided to come back and give us another shot! We are glad that you enjoyed not only our food but our atmosphere as well! We hope that you will return again very soon!

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We live out of town now but I have so many fond memories of coming here with family when younger. It didn't disappoint. The interior is so sleek yet has that 1950's style.
We got there at 3pm on a Saturday. Seated quickly. Shrimp cocktail was heavy on the bay shrimp. The way it should be. They serve the sauce on the side which is a good touch. My wife enjoyed her cafe salad. I had the pot roast with ravioli. The meat was very tender with a light sauce. She had the chicken parmigiana with pasta. It was very good. We knew to save room for the dessert. The warm butter cake is something else. Super moist cake, gelato, ganche, and fresh berries. We are lucky neither of us got speared by each others folks.

The big plus about this spot over the Joe's in North Beach is that there is parking.
When we walked out at 4:45 there was a 90 minute wait. Get a reservation if you are going for regular timed dinner. Can't wait to go back.

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OriginalJoes1937, Manager at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Thank you very much! We are so happy that you and your wife loved your meals so much. And, yes, smart move leaving room for dessert, because the Butter Cake is something you can't miss. Hope to see you both again soon!

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