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.
Lumbering out of the darkness of the great depression, Original Joe’s opened its doors in 1937. The restaurant was opened by Tony Rodin, whose 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. Three generations later and counting, Tony’s family ensures that classic Italian-American cooking with healthy portions and reasonable prices are prepared behind its iconic counter, exhibition style, for all to see.
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.