Original Joe’s

With something as iconic as Original Joe’s sign, you just need to see a wee little bit of it and you know what it is.

Established in 1956 by the Rocca Family,  and serving mostly Italian- American cuisine, Original Joe’s Restaurant is the one unchanging icon in quick-changing Silicon Valley. The first Original Joe’s was started in 1937 in San Francisco. The San Jose location outlasted the original and is still going strong.

301 S. First Street

2 Comments Original Joe’s

  1. Nancy waldron June 22, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    We used to eat there as a family. My dad knew the owner and he would come to our table and talk, making sure all our needs were taken care of. I was impressed with the visits thinking my dad must have been important for the owner to visit our table. Now I know it was probably good customer service.

    1. Suhita June 22, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      I guess that’s why they’re the longest running restaurant in downtown, Nancy! Thanks for your story.


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