Testimonial by Marty Schwieger

"My brother, Tony Schwieger who passed away 6/24/2001,was a big fan of Joe's. Loved the special!!! He and his buddies (Mike Crevda, Pat Miles, Charlie Egge and Tony's long time partner Bill Moore) spent many afternoons there talking about the days events, sports (mostly Nebraska football if Tony was doing all the talking) and politics. I had the chance to experience Joe Jost's while out there visiting Tony during his battle against cancer. I wish we had a place like yours in Grand Island, NE. So, if you see any of Tony's buddies, please tell them the little brother said hi. Best wishes and keep up the good work!!!"


Testimonial by Larry Argenian

"I just thought I'd tell you that through the years Joe Jost's has been the unchanged, reliable and enjoyable of my favorite places to go. I've been in Utah for 20 yrs. and make it to the tavern every time i'm in LA. My last trip was a couple of months ago and I went to what used to be my favorite Mexican restaurant...It's changed. I also hit the tavern and it was, as always, the best beer, sandwich and pickled egg on earth. Don't ever change."


Testimonial by Richard Arglen

"I am 46 years old and I grew up in Long Beach. I lived there until I was 28 years old and the best memories I have of my father are going to Joes on Saturday afternoons for a special and pickled eggs with pretzels and peppers. The first time that I can remember was about the time I was 8 or 9 which was in 1964. I miss my dad and the times we had on those Saturdays... I have had pickled eggs around the world and to this day I cannot remember any that taste as good as yours. I live in Victorville and would love to bring my son down for a special and an egg...(but he probably wouldn't like the egg part..) I miss your place badly! Sincerely, a long lost customer,"


Testimonial by Pamela MacPherson

"Joe Jost's has been a entity in the MacPherson family for three generations Before she died, my grandmother told me that a year after my Grandpa started the family business, MacPherson Plastering, he didn't want her to pack a lunch some days because he was going to Joe Jost's for a Special. That was in 1924. When I was a little girl, women didn't go into Joe Jost's. My dad would park in front in our 1955 Chevy BelAir, go in and buy 4 Specials and we'd eat in the car. That was in 1958. Then in 1969 when I started Poly and pledged Phi Gam, my big sisters took me into Joe Jost's one Friday night - my first time. By then it had changed generations and was a hang-out for the Cal State Long Beach crowd. I'll never forget seeing my 10th grade history teacher, Mr. Radford, playing pool in the back room after the Poly football game! I was shocked. Now my brother, Mark, and I meet there whenever we can. We see "kids" we went through Longfellow, Hughes and Poly with. They bring their children and grand-children. In all our travels, we've never found anyplace like it. It's a "home" to a lot of us native Long Beachers and always will be."


Testimonial by Chet Douglas

"Ken and Staff, My allegiance to Joe's is deep and steeped in history. Actually it only seems like history, but it is deep. I now live in Los Altos (Northern Ca.)....and nothing like Joe's exits here or anywhere else that I know of. I only have two reasons to travel back to the Long Beach area now: Joe Jost's Specials and eggs and to visit my fraternity brothers. I pledged SAE in fall 79 and I graduated from LBSU in 82 and actually tended bar @ Joe's for a few semesters way back in 1981. I still remember fondly the days after school and the excitement about actually going to work! I loved it and had many great hours, wrapping polishes, talking with customers (characters), pouring schooners and serving eggs and pretzels ( I should not write this during lunch, it's tough for me to not be there!). Anyway, Joe's hold a special spot in my heart and stomach and I recently served "Specials" to my entire family: wife, kids aged 6-11-13 and they all loved them! Quick true story: I still remember the phone behind the bar ringing at 4pm everyday...it was the wife of the local postman (Ed, I think)...anyway, she always asked if Ed were there? .....and we were told to say "No, but if we see him we'll let him know you called" "Ed" was actually a few feet away at the bar ( third stool from the left) with a combo beer/tomato juice in a small glass! and a great big smile on his face.......I often wonder what ever happened to Ed, but I suspect the tradition lives on, probably with Ed's son! Take care and thanks for the great traditions, food and memories...... This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."


Testimonial by Steve Marshall

"Hey there, how are you doin man, just wanted to say that i miss long beach and i miss your bar as well i used to live on obispo street, now i live in post falls , idaho and i miss all the scene in california , keep up the dedicated will to keeping this bar up and going in its original state, see ya,"


Attention Joe Jost's Pickled Egg Lovers!

Pickled Eggs Mix from Joe Jost's


Are you currently living in an area of the world that doesn’t allow you to make a quick visit to Joe’s but you hunger for one of our famous Pickled Eggs? Well over the years we have received many requests to ship our pickled eggs, but we resisted these requests due to the extreme expense involved. However we have solved that problem, with the help of a food scientist we have developed a dry powdered formula to duplicate our famous pickled eggs.

We provide the dry mix, you provide the eggs, jar and 40 gr. cider vinegar. Just follow the instructions and in just 7 days you will be able to enjoy our pickled eggs. Make them for your own use or send one to a friend or relative as a gift. Click here to place your order now.


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Joe Jost’s Tavern is located at 2803 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804 USA
Monday-Saturday: 10am-11pm • Sunday: 10am-8pm • Phone: 562-439-5446
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