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Original Joe's

301 S. First St. (San Carlos St.) Send to Phone
408-292-7030 | Menu
American-Italian fare delivered via friendly and quick service with a dash of history.
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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Fri.-Sat.
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Original Joe's Restaurant Review

: Established in 1956 by the Rocca family (who also founded the original Original Joe’s in San Francisco), this restaurant is a downtown San Jose institution. Order the famous Joe's Special --- eggs scrambled with spinach, hamburger and onions --- a dish, according to legend, that was created for a musician late one night from what the kitchen had on hand. Lunch specials include lasagna, braised short ribs and meatloaf. At dinner, hearty offerings such as prime rib, calf's liver and sweetbreads come with potatoes, spaghetti or ravioli. Classics stand up, from eggplant Parmigiana to spaghetti and meatballs. Hamburgers, steaks and filet of sole are house favorites. Service is friendly and quick.

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