Original Joe's / San Francisco

601 Union St at Stockton St San Francisco 94133
Opening Hours
Sun, Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11:00 - 22:00

Original Joe’s was opened in 1937 by Croatian Immigrant Tony Rodin, who’s legendary work ethic and love for his restaurant grew Original Joe’s from a 14 stool counter to one of San Francisco’s culinary landmarks. Old fashioned Italian American cooking, with healthy portions at reasonable prices, were prepared behind the counter for all to see. Original Joe’s is the oldest of all existing “Joe’s” restaurants in the country and was an innovator of what is now nationally known as the “Joe’s” concept. Original Joe’s invented exhibition cooking, and with its leather booths and Italian American menu, featuring hamburgers, steaks, and pasta, came to signify a Northern California style of food. Original Joe’s is located at 601 Union Street, in the heart of the historic and majestic North Beach, a mecca for natives, tourists, and culinary aficionados alike. The restaurant offers exhibition cooking, eleven seat counter dining, dining room, outside seating and a full cocktail lounge. Original Joe’s also offers 3 private dining rooms that can accommodate 10 to 80 guests. Original Joe’s remains a privately held; third generation, family owned and operated enterprise based in San Francisco.

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Tasneem Nomanbhai en
This is a great, traditional Italian place. I've been here a few times with co-workers and friends. I love their Chicken Parmesan. It's quite filling so you can definitely make two meals out of it. I also love getting their appetizer arancini balls stuffed cheese and rice and deep fried. For breakfast, I got their donuts, which were quite tasty. Nice area, fancy place and plenty of seating. You can rent out their rooms for a party as well. GooglePlace - November 2017
Stephanie Long en
Eggplant Parmesan is the way to go. The homemade fettuccine alfredo with chicken tasted like an old grocery store rotisserie chicken picked apart a few days later and thrown on top. But everyone loved the Warm Butter Cake. GooglePlace - October 2017
FazZ Khedoo en
Cosy vibrant place, with a good choice of menu and drinks at a friendly price, given the scale of the portions (one main is more than enough for two) and very friendly staff. However the menu does a lot for both vegetarian and vegans. The bar and restaurant is brimming with character, but the rear private room is simply lush, including the washroom facilities too, whilst all being very accessible to ages and physical abilities. Highlight: Chips with Steam Beer 😻 GooglePlace - October 2017
genevieve salazar en
Had an amazing birthday brunch last November. My waiter was so incredibly kind as to croon a beautiful rendition of happy birthday (with an amazing voice I must say) The food I'd always top notch but pricey. Beautiful interior and atmosphere. GooglePlace - September 2017
Ryan Dariol en
Original Joe's offers fantastic quality Italian meals in a quality atmosphere. The servings are generous and very authentic. The staff were also very friendly and knowledgeable. A great place for small and large groups and also caters for children. GooglePlace - August 2017