HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >
What's your latest food quest?

original joe's tenderloin

adamstoler Mar 4, 2008 01:31 PM

as an occasional visitor to SF now, and a some time ago regular visitor, i was deeply disappointed to see this, one of my favorite food/entertainment venues ,closed. (if you have to ask the entertainment value,.....) any word on if and when it might reopen? or has yet another san francisco landmark bit the dust?
thank you

  1. d
    donny g Sep 5, 2009 08:29 AM

    Well i have it from a very good source Original Joes will open around X-mas 2009. thats only a few months away...CANT WAIT !!!!!!

    2 Replies
    1. re: donny g
      jorri Sep 23, 2009 12:57 AM

      I hope what you say is true! I love that place! I won't say that OJs is the only reason I visit SF but it is definately on my itenerary EVERY time I go!!! I miss it and can hardly wait for it to reopen!!!

      1. re: donny g
        m00se1111 Sep 23, 2009 07:00 AM

        I hope that is the case. I get back out to SF on Dec 26th for a needed vacation. Should it be open then, I will certainly go and file a report!!

      2. Robert Lauriston Mar 12, 2008 10:40 AM

        Chron reports today the Duggans hope to rebuild as soon as they get their insurance settlement.


        1 Reply
        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          ChowFun_derek Mar 12, 2008 06:16 PM

          Wow! They haven't even STARTED on the rebuild!!! That's not great news since we were expecting it to reopen around now!
          Thanks for the update...

        2. f
          FoodieDoc Mar 6, 2008 06:59 PM

          As a student at Hastings, Original Joe's filled the tummy a few times over the years. Nope, not a place for the gourmand but it filled a niche. I hope it reopens too and I have to say aside from being hungry if I was ever bored [from studying some inane legal construct] heading over to Original Joe's provided "entertainment" that you could find NOWHERE else and if you told anyone they wouldn't believe you.

          1 Reply
          1. re: FoodieDoc
            Robert Lauriston Mar 7, 2008 08:09 AM

            "'I always wanted to eat there,' Larry Edmond, who lives in a nearby residential hotel, said wistfully as he watched the fire crews. Heavily bearded, he wore a woman's pink wig and sleigh bells on his wrists."


          2. s
            sfbrit Mar 6, 2008 04:32 PM

            I wouldn't lay big money on this venue re-opening any time in the future. Marie was becoming very much less active in the operation, and the son & daughter have other primary interests. Shame - food was never that great but I liked it nonetheless, and I hate to see those old, old waiters out on the street...

            1. w
              walker Mar 4, 2008 11:44 PM

              Marin Joe's is not connected but it's excellent and a decent choice until SF Joe's reopens. On 101 North, Corte Madera.

              1. v
                virtualguthrie Mar 4, 2008 05:34 PM

                They had a fire, I am almost positive they plan on re-opening. They have another location in San Jose if you feel like driving and really need that fix.

                4 Replies
                1. re: virtualguthrie
                  Robert Lauriston Mar 4, 2008 08:14 PM

                  The Original Joe's in San Jose isn't directly connected. Relatives.


                  1. re: Robert Lauriston
                    virtualguthrie Mar 6, 2008 08:54 AM

                    Interesting, I didn't know that. Is the menu and quality of the food the same?

                    1. re: virtualguthrie
                      Robert Lauriston Mar 6, 2008 08:58 AM

                      The menu's similar though not identical. I think Original Joe's in SF was the only one with an in-house butcher.

                      1. re: Robert Lauriston
                        walker Mar 6, 2008 10:19 AM

                        I heard that before the fire, things had changed since the original owner, in his 90's died. Heard they no longer cut the meat there (they used to).

                2. d
                  DavidT Mar 4, 2008 02:18 PM

                  I have not heard any news on when it will reopen, although I am sure it will at some point this year.

                  6 Replies
                  1. re: DavidT
                    dartinbout Mar 8, 2008 02:12 PM

                    I used to work across the street at TNDC and I'd look forward to Thursday's Corned Beef Brisket Special. With the onset of the holiday, I can't think of any place to rival OJ's take on that succulent piece of mick cuisine.

                    1. re: dartinbout
                      Sharuf Mar 9, 2008 05:41 AM

                      Marin Joe's has corned beef as their Thursday special.

                      I haven't tried it yet, but it looked mighty fine sitting on someone else's plate.

                      1. re: Sharuf
                        ChowFun_derek Mar 9, 2008 08:39 AM

                        Westlake Joe's has a terrific corned beef special on Thursday as well...and you have a choice of "point or flat" cut...(fatty or leaner)

                        1. re: ChowFun_derek
                          dartinbout Mar 12, 2008 07:52 PM

                          Well how about in SF.

                          1. re: dartinbout
                            ChowFun_derek Mar 13, 2008 12:27 AM

                            "Well how about in S.F."...what? Is there a question there that I've missed?
                            Westlake Joe's is a couple a hundred feet away from the S.F. border. in most normal sized cities it would definitely fall within.....is this what you are referring to?

                            1. re: dartinbout
                              Robert Lauriston Mar 13, 2008 09:37 AM

                              Of the numerous other New / Original / Marina Joe's that once dotted SF (New, Original, Marina), the only one currently in business is:

                              Little Joe's
                              1106 Market St, San Francisco, CA

                    Show Hidden Posts