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Original Joe's, Thursday, 6 p.m.

A photo tour of a reborn SF icon.

classics week logoFor each day of Classics Week, Eater SF's head photographer, Patricia Chang, visited a different iconic San Francisco restaurant or bar for an Eater Scenes photo essay, capturing it at a defining moment in the week. Today's edition takes us to North Beach, where Original Joe's continues to pack 'em in in its revamped space. The Tenderloin classic, founded in 1937, uprooted itself from Taylor Street in 2007 after a catastrophic fire, and wandered for the next four years until scoring the former Fior d'Italia/Joe DeMaggio's space right on Washington Square Park. It took pretty much no time for Original Joe's to reestablish its clubby feel, and the restaurant has been so successful that the Duggan family, its owners, have signed on to take over Joe's of Westlake in Daly City. Here's a tour of a typical weeknight meal at Original Joe's.

Original Joe's

601 Union Street, , CA 94133 (415) 775-4877 Visit Website