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A Continued Tradition

In 2007, Original Joe’s suffered a devastating fire that destroyed the original restaurant and the building that housed it at 144 Taylor Street. Undaunted, children John and Elena Duggan were committed to taking over the family business and restoring the vision of their grandfather, Tony Rodin, in a community that would welcome the rebirth of his dream. It took five long years to find a new location worthy of the old, but now it stands proud in North Beach, serving both residents and visitors in a landmark tradition well earned over eight decades.

Original Joe’s is located in the heart of the historic North Beach District, a mecca for natives, tourists and culinary aficionados alike. Overlooking majestic Washington Square Park, the new location encompasses a rich culinary history – a building that housed legendary Fior d’Italia and over six decades of iconic San Francisco dining. Original Joe’s is honored to keep the culinary tradition alive in such a monumental location, providing the quintessential and classic San Francisco dining experience.