Starting as a small counter with only seven stools, Joe Filkosky bought the restaurant in 1960 and grew it into the Redondo Beach legend it is today. Now under different ownership, the quality and level of service hasn’t dropped a bit, proving that Joe’s is a community affair. All it takes to know that you’re dealing with something classic and special is to try their John Wayne Special, invented by John Wayne himself (a breakfast concoction fit for a man like John, packed with home fries, cheese, red sauce, and eggs.
Painted a classic white and blue, with a large sign telling you exactly what to do (“Eat at Joe’s!”), it’s the type of place full of friendly faces, whether it’s your first or 100th time there. It won’t take long for you to have your own favorite dish that you can’t help but keep coming back for.
Walk in and you’ll be greeted by the staff and owner who want to ensure they not only keep the quality of the last 40+ years, but surpass it, which is a true testament to the commitment the people of Redondo Beach have to preserving their history. You’ll find incredibly fresh, classic Mexican cuisine like chile verde, tamales, and even more Americanized classics like their beef or chicken nachos using fresh, crunchy chips.