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Joanie's Happy Days Diner

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$$ - $$$
Fisherman’s Wharf
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1329 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1331
+1 415-928-4343
06:00 - 14:30
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New York
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast here -- great egg dishes and delicious coffee. Nice folks, excellent service. Like everything in this neighborhood it seemed expensive (breakfast for 4 over $60).

Thank MsEarly
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic cafe! Burgers - Brilliant and tasty............hash browns - home made and awesome.........reasonably priced and would recommend. Service was good but please don't add tips to bills on our behalf....who knows....they may have got more! Overall though would certainly go to again.

Thank Magicroach
Jersey, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joannies is a small family run diner just off the main road on Fisherman's wharf. It was recommended to us by a tour guide on the big bus tour, and we were delighted that he did so. Very friendly, unlimited coffee and the best blueberry pancakes ever. No need for lunch! Good value food and friendly service, what more do... More 

Thank Linda D
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312 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to try a local place for breakfast instead of at our hotel. This was a great find. It's a small place but the service was fantastic and you get a good amount of food for a reasonable price.

Thank DonkArizona
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146 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday morning breakfast with family, group of six. We were seated promptly, but then waited for a while for the waiter. Food was okay, but a little slow coming out. We came here because the other higher rated breakfast restaurants all had long lines. All in all, just average, nothing special.

Thank SusanEBNJ
Langley City, Canada
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147 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little local cafe with decent food at a fair price. All the choices that you'd expect to see on the menu. Good serving size for fresh orange juice, coffee with as many refills as you need. The taco's are a good choice. Service was a bit on the slow side but they were busy. All in all not a... More 

Thank Rob S
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 15 year old son said this was his favorite place to eat in San Fran. We stayed at the Argonaut Hotel and came here for breakfast (Joanie's is located behind the hotel on Columbus) almost every day. There is something for everyone on the menu. You can even get a cheeseburger at 10:30 in the morning if you want.... More 

Thank Mindy S
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We first visited this diner 7 years ago on our first trip to San Francisco from England and we're delighted on our return trip to see not only was it still here, but just as popular and the food just as amazing. The service is very friendly and although the decor needs updating, it's the food that makes us return... More 

Thank Vickyhendo
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast, staff very efficient helpful, prices are competitive and food is fresh and well cooked. Gets our vote !

Thank marilyn s
Niagara Falls, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Vacation in San Francisco and found this place via Trip Advisor reviews. Glad I did because the reviews lived up to the hype...Amazing Breakfast!... Portions were huge! High Recommend

Thank medaille16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1329 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1331
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-928-4343

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