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San Rafael Joe's

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931 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA
+1 415-456-2425
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Today
05:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 06:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 05:00 - 21:00
Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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tiburon
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145 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get place if you want a drink a a large plate of very good food, The place is noise because everyone is happy.

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Thank edwardTiburon
Elko
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food cooked to perfection" staff is incredible, attentive and always a smile on their face. Great for large gatherings with a private banquet room and seating for intimate lunches or dinners. A local favorite for sure💕

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Thank Edward N
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very wide variety of selections for every taste. Specially good for Italian cuisine.Large portions and efficient waiters.

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Thank Charles H
Incline Village, Nevada
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This restaurant has been in town for a long time. We stopped going there until a friend recommended it. Bright lighting, open kitchen, clean, large portions of great food and a wonderful band all on a Monday evening. We were impressed and will return.

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Thank 785karenf
Castro Valley, California
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96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is an exceptional size place, that is great for a meal or any event. The restaurant accommodated tables and booths. It was clean with a brick look, there was a mellow mood to the place. There was a party going on in a side room, you couldn't hear them until the door was opened. The food was good and... More 

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Thank Sunshine M
North of San Francisco
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've been going to San Rafael Joe's for years and it is a stand by restaurant where there are no gimmicks, no drama and good, solid food. I usually order the Joe's special with ravioli and my daughter gets the minestrone soup. This is an established restaurant where "benvenuti in questa casa' (welcome to this house) greets patrons at the... More 

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Gilroy, California
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382 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is the spot for fine Italian food, the minestrone soup is still my gold standar around the world. Though the restaurant/bar road out prohibition as a speak-easy, they managed to stay in business, and keep Marinites happy.

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Thank Norma W
Los Angeles
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Apparently San Rafael Joe's is a fixture in the town, since the 69's at least. It has quite a history of serving the population with good Italian cuisine. Atmosphere is classy without beung stuffy, the prices are not exorbitant and the food is delicious. My party had not seen each other for several years so we talked and laughed far... More 

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Thank xnerg
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I had a great dinner and was served perfectly by friendly staff. Will certainly come again when I'm in the city. Tip: when you travel from abroad, bring cash, their machine doesn't accept foreign CC's.

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Thank Limerket
San Rafael, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Olden day type service and friendly. If you have a hearty appetite you go here. Always a place to sit without a reservation. Sometimes have entertainment but it's difficult to appreciate if you are far away. Always bustling.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 20:00
Monday
05:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 21:00
Thursday
05:00 - 21:00
Friday
05:00 - 21:00
Saturday
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 931 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-456-2425

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?