Original Joe's - San Francisco
Our waiter, David was amazing. Thank you for such a great experience this evening after going to see Beach blanket Babylon. You are the best. Hope to have you again the next time I return to the restaurant. Grazie!!
We had a great lunch at “OJ’s”. North Beach is a tough place to park so their valet parking is a big plus. Bread and butter delicious. Service spot on. 4 of us had the raviolis, chicken parm, calamari steak and veal Marsala. Everyone of us loved our meal. I had the Marsala and it was rich and tasty. Will definitely be back.
It’s the only place I go when visiting. Staff and quality of food is outstanding. Waited for guest at bar and the bartenders are truly some of the best. Friendly and they know their passion! Dinner started with Joe’s famous meatballs and arancini. Excellent way to start. Shrimp Scampi and their half chicken were the main dishes. Excellent!!!
Service was very good but unfortunately the food was not. I ordered the veal and my girlfriend the carbonara and both were very disappointing and we both did not finish our meals even if we were very hungry.
old san francisco flavor - good food, active bar, friendly atmosphere....
One of our favorite place to eat in San Francisco. Excellent in all aspects...as usual.
My friends and I had a very enjoyable dinner at Joe’s.
This restaurant is always a great choice! There's something sure to please all tastes! service is exceptional.
Arrived ealy and decided to have drinks at the bar. Bar was packed with no seats available but we ended up being seated earlier than our reservation time. Food came out timely and was superb! Not to mention a nice bday dessert on the house. We'll be back again for sure!
Love orig joes
Excellent meal and lots to take home. Great waiter.
Outstanding meal. Highly recommend. Taste of San Francisco.
As soon as I walked in, I wish my wife had come along. Alas, maybe next time and there will be a next time.
A new 'old' restaurant filled with old-timers, like myself, with the look and tone of a classic, because it is and the staff knows it and is a big part of it. The menu is great, too. Who else has such a great Wedge Salad? Happy that I can book on Open Table and cannot wait to go back.
Original Joe's is our favorite San Francisco restaurant. The food is great, the ambiance fun and the noise level is fine. We've never had a bad time there and I would recommend it to anyone who asks. Thanks for a great evening. It was our 41st wedding anniversary and we topped it off by going to see Beach Blanket Babylon (I'm the retired Stage Manager after 40+ years!)
I was enjoying my 65th birthday with five of my really dear friends before we attended beach blanket Babylon. They had never been to see it and it was at my suggestion that we do so. As a former resident of San Francisco original Joe’s did not let me down. It was an amazing dinner wonderful service and my friends were over the moon with the experience. Thank you so much for everything
There is nothing more to say other than it is the among the best. I say best because I live in NB and we are so fortunate to have many “bests” but OJoe’s is an old SF tradition and well loved.
Entertaining 2 friends from Germany. We wanted to take them to a traditional SF restaurant. Hostess was able to make a last minute change from seating us in a booth to a round table for 6. Perfect!! Thank you! David, our waiter, was very attentive, professional, and pleasant. Good service, good food.....nice ambiance. Our friends loved it. Will definitely return. Most "Joes" are a good choice. Thank you for $20 corkage fee. So many restaurants in SF are beyond reason with their corkage fee.
We love Original Joe’s and go there often!
Was an amazing dinner for the birthday girl! Food and drinks and wine were amazing!! And the serves did amazing as well
Lovely find in this vibrant city - very welcoming as I now know all Californians to be!
Only criticism was the price of the risotto was a little on the dear side!
Watery carbonara? What tasted like canned ravioli and sauce? Save you money and go elsewhere.
Food was excellent and the staff was very attentive and friendly.
Excellent as always! Took someone that’s never been there before and she loved it and coming back!!! My favorite place in San Francisco!!!
Skin deep experience all around. More like an approximation of something good. Going in, you’ll be excited. Everything seems like it should be special. But it isn’t. The ambience is more a TV studio set than anything. The food looks good, but the ingredients are mediocre given the price. Service is almost overly efficient: they want you in and out. If you remember the OJ’s in the TL, you’ll know what’s missing: heart and soul. I won’t be back, if only to preserve my fond memories of the old OJ’s. Tourists and new arrivals, however, can be counted on to keep this place packed to the gills and lining the owners’ pockets.
We all loved every interaction with service and every bite of food! Perfect late lunch!!
Lovely atmosphere, menu very much to our liking, tables nice and roomy, excellent
Great Italian food, great ambiance, great service. I’m a San Francisco local and this is one of my favorite restaurants for a special occasion.
Excellent food. Timely service. Comfortable ambience. Picture wall which is a 'Walk down memory lane'.
Love the a atmosphere of the place . And the food is amazing
A solid establishment that should be on anyone's SF restaurant bucket list to visit at least once. The leather booths are amazing. The old school waiters remind me of Tadich Grill. Be prepared, the portion sizes for entrees here are huge. A sole filet came with four full size filets. Four. Too much for even two adults to share, given other appetizers and bread/butter.
The service was a tad off the mark, and therefore a slight deduction. The busboys and waiter would clear dishes that weren't fully empty without asking us if we were done yet. Such was the case with the cocktail sauce for the jumbo prawn appetizer. We still had shrimp on our plates, but they took away the empty cup and the sauce along with it, which we had planned on making use of. Similarly, we weren't completely done with our fries yet. So while we were ready for the check, we planned to keep on nibbling on them. Just some small nitpicky details.
Fantastic egg parmigiana . The best I've ever tasted. Lovely warm atmosphere after Beach Blanket Babylon . Lady dining on her own.
Classic San Francisco restaurant. Each time we bring new folks they declare it’s their new favorite. Homemade pasta is unbelievable, outstanding hamburger steak, chicken parmigiana—- it’s ALL great !
The food was awesome but I am not sure I will ever go back. It was not the enjoyable and very stressful. The take your time, traditional 7 course Italian meal I was expecting, did not happen. I felt like it was more of an "In and Out Burger" type experience. Constant traffic of waiters and other wait staff walking hurriedly back and forth. I felt rushed and guilty like maybe I should be eating faster to make room for the next customer. Way to noisy to make the experience enjoyable. The noise level coming from the bar was so loud I couldn't even converse with the restaurant host. We also could not hear a word the wait staff were saying when trying to order. I understand that Original Joe's is a tourist attraction and many gravitate towards it. But I think next time in San Francisco, I will go for the smaller quaint restaurant for the true Italian experience.
Excellent service and great food. The lasagna was so delicious. The butter cake will make you smile 😊. Pleasant atmosphere
We had an excellent dinner. The service was fabulous and food was incredible.
Very kind and prompt staff. Excellent food and drinks
Overall very good ; will return for sure!
Great for group lunch
Always a special treat. A true San Francisco classic and staple.
This is my favorite restaurant in the world!
I always make it a point to have dinner here when I am in San Francisco...