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Original Joe's - San Francisco

Original Joe’s is the quintessential, classic San Francisco dining experience. A fabric of the City for 75 years, it is located in the heart of the historic and majestic North Beach, a mecca for natives, tourists, and culinary aficionados alike.

Original Joe’s is the oldest of all existing Joe’s restaurants in the country and is the innovator of what is now nationally known as the “Joe’s Concept”. With its signature red leather booths, legendary smooth cocktails, and renowned Italian American menu, Joe’s has come to signify its own Northern Californian category of food and symbolizes classic Italian American comfort food at its finest.
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910 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(910 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 910 reviews
5 stars
(512)
4 stars
(313)
3 stars
(63)
2 stars
(15)
1 star
(7)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(450)
  • good for groups(397)
  • vibrant bar scene(328)
  • great for lunch(322)
  • special occasion(296)
  • fit for foodies(229)
Original Joe's - San Francisco Reviews List
Review 1 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 2 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 3 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Review 4 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2008
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Review 5 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 6 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Eat at Joe's

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Iconic San Francisco restaurant that everyone should experience at least one time in their life. Excellent traditional Italian and American food menu has become a bit pricey but food quality and service are superb."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2013
Special Features: special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2005
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Review 8 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 9 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Original Joes

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We had a delicious dinner on a Tuesday night. The service was friendly and the food outstanding. We had a reservation for 5:30 and arrived about 10 minutes early and were seated immediately."
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2008
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 10 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Review 12 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 13 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/03/2016
 2012
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Review 15 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2006
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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Review 17 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very good as always

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 19 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/31/2016
 2009
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Review 20 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
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Review 21 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find
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Review 22 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Dinner at Joe's was fantastic. The food was great, service exceptional and overall night memorable. Great place and I can't wait to go back."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 23 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2006
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"NEVER a bad meal. Great drinks, hands down a Gem!"
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2006
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Review 24 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2002
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Review 25 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was good. Two of us had wild boar gnocchi two had prime rib and one had linguini and clams. All were delicious Service was excellent."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
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Review 26 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Special Features: hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Review 27 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good, old-fashioned San Francisco cuisine

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Comfortable dining ala the first Original Joe's, Caeser's, Westlake Joe's. The menu retains the favorites from that era and they are well-prepared. The servers are attentive without being obtrusive. Valet parking at lunch and dinner is helpful in that part of North Beach and quite reasonable, too. A nice place to spend a few hours with friends."
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 28 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
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Review 29 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2006
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Review 30 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, notable wine list
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Review 31 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always Good

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I have yet to have a bad meal here. The service is also great."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 32 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 33 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/24/2016
 2008
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Review 34 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/20/2016
 2014
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Review 35 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/24/2016
 2011
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Review 36 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/28/2016
 2006
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Review 37 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Always a great time, good was delicious!!"
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2011
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Review 38 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Amazing food and view

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Original Joe's provides a complete San Francisco experience. From the amazing views of Washington Park right across the street to the excellent service and amazing food you have to stop by and check this place out."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Review 39 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Foodie

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2004
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Excellent in all ways. Nothing else to say. I am a long time patron from Taylor St. I'm happy to say they still have the same specials for each day."
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2004
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, late-night find
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Review 41 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Original Joe's Regular

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We try to go to Original Joe's most Sundays. When we can, we eat outside and watch the fun in North Beach. When it's really too cold to eat outside, we try to eat in the bar near the window.
Original Joe's has consistently good food, not gourmet food, just very good basic Italian fare. I really like their veal parmigiana and the chicken dishes. My friends all love the eggplant parmigiana. You get a very good meal for a fair price at Original Joes, and there's lots to watch!
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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 42 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
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Review 43 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
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Review 44 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/19/2016
 2011
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Review 46 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic Lunch, Grouchy Hostess

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Friday lunch was a treat. My in-laws lived 3 blocks up the hill but this is the first time coming here since the restaurant moved out of the Tenderloin. The atmosphere is casual and somewhat business-like, but it's a great place for a wonderful meal.
The food was prepared to order. We had the Friday special of Barbecued Pork Ribs and the French Dip Roast Beef sandwich. I was worried that the ribs would be cooked to death smothered with some jarred sauce, but I was pleasantly surprised. The ribs were very tender and fell off the bone. The sauce is not overbearing and complimented the meat. The French Dip Roast Beef was very tender and very fresh. Both were served with a tower of fries.
Dessert is a must and we shared the Bombolino: sort of a fried donut without a hole, coffee ice cream and a shot of expresso. For the two of us, there were three of the hole-less donuts (wish there were four!). That was fantastic!
The service is excellent and the wait staff is attentive. This is sure a change from the days in the Tenderloin (yes, I'm that old) where the surly waiters flung the food at your table. But today, the waitress and other servers were great. No problem here.
The only negative was when we entered the restaurant, the hostess seemed annoyed and bothered that we came in. GADS! I had reservations and If first impressions counted, I wasn't impressed. But overlooking that, we were seated and greeted by our friendly waitress. Everything went well from there.
Overall, it was a great experience, fantastic food and great service."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 47 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Pleasant experience overall

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"OK ambiance, excellent service, generous but flavorless prime rib"
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2016
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Review 48 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Prime Rib and Super-fast Service.

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We were looking for a great Prime Rib Dinner on a Thursday night so followed the advice of friends who suggested Original Joe's, and the Prime Rib was perfect...the rare side of Medium Rare, with good horseradish and flavorful au jus. When ordering, I had asked for a switch on the creamed spinach, no problem, and ordered drinks. Moments after they arrived, our entire meal was served...no time to sip our cocktails. Mashed potatoes: tasty, but a little thin; vegetables: a bit overcooked...but we still enjoyed our meal and had a good time."
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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Review 49 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
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Review 50 for Original Joe's - San Francisco
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2007
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