Original Joe's Restaurant

301 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113
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Top Sentiments among Original Joe's Restaurant Reviewers

Good house bread Huge burgers Great course italian meals Great New York steak Great half spaghetti Fantastic chicken soup Great ravioli Huge Tiramisu cake Memorable grilled beef Memorable pasta dish

Customer Reviews (35 reviews)


on Citysearch Mar 22, 2009
I only gave it 1 star because 0 stars isn't an option. Don't bother. Years ago our family celebrated special events at Joe's, and years ago it as good. How long can a restaurant rest on it's laurels? Chef Boy-r-dee... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 15, 2009
When I finally convinced my ex to take me to this place, I was unpleasantly surprised. There was nowhere to park, we had to wait for a table for over 45 minutes even though we had a reservation, the food was cold, and I had a... (more)

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on Citysearch Jan 02, 2009
The area of town was being rejunvenated in July 2008 (when we were there), so it was a little hard to find Joe's through the scaffolding. But, don't give up - it's worth the search! This place has been around for years and... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 21, 2007
Joe's recently re-opened after being closed all summer for remodeling. Still the same great italian food with new booths, counter-tops and stools. Glad to have them back. Always fun.... (more)

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on Citysearch Oct 11, 2007
I have been going to Original Joes far as long as I can remember and I don't know what happened to the food and what happened to the interior, it has lost all of the ambience it used to have. The bar in the back is cold, no... (more)


on Citysearch Jul 11, 2007
i heard such great things about oj's. but, i got to be honest, it wasn't that great. what's ironic is that even though servings are so huge you can't finish, you don't want to take the leftovers home with you.... (more)


on Citysearch Apr 10, 2007
Large family style portions. Couples try the Petite Filet Mignon and the Sauteed Scallops (I recommend ravioli on the side). Do not forget the Antipasto salad and garlic bread for large groups.... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 21, 2006
This place is a landmark. If you want to feel like you're eating in one of those restaurants you've seen in a gangster film this is it - complete with wise-guy waiters. The food is good - not great but good. The service can... (more)


on Citysearch Sep 30, 2006
My girlfriends and I made reservations for a birthday dinner since we heard it was a great place for large groups with a great menu. The service was good, I'll admit that, but the food was decent, if that! I could make... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 29, 2006
After driving for 5 hours from LA needless to say we were hungry. We decided to try Joe's for some Italian--BIG MISTAKE! The Decor looked very old, dark, and cheap but I after looking at their menu I thought that perhaps... (more)
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