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Buena Vista Cafe

2765 Hyde St, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
+1 415-474-5044
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sugar cubes” (19 reviews)
“sourdough toast” (44 reviews)
“crab cakes” (25 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Cafe, Pub, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2765 Hyde St, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had planned to visit for their famous Irish Coffee and we were not disappointed. Strong with a dose of whiskey the coffee was great. The service good. Clam chowder was ok, veg pasta was awesome. A bit pricey for food but worth a visit for...More

Thank vedpu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pick a cool or foggy AM (1130ish) to beat the lunch crowd if possible, but don't miss catching an Irish Coffee here. They serve literally 100s of them throughout the day. Overlooking the Cable Car turntable with all the sights/sounds associated with those iconic runabouts,...More

Thank CenturySixTenths
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this famous establishment on our first trip to SF. On recommendation from friends, we had to have Irish Coffee. Very tasty and real enjoyed it. Creamy with a hint of whiskey. Cool signature glasses they came in. I had the fish and chips. It...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to kick back and toss down a couple of Irish coffees. They were tasty with the real whipped cream on top. Good place for a bit of down time.

Thank jmbiel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Irish coffee and views of the bay and Golden Gate bridge. We sat at bar and enjoyed the views.

Thank tdanzio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb long iland ice tee! Strongly recomend this café a visit when you are in San Francisco! So good

Thank Martina R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed dinner, Shrimp Penne and a grilled Trout along with a couple of Guinness. Staff knew the menu and are fun. Very good menu, nice variety, portions not too large.

Thank jemima18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great welcome as we walked in, seated straight away, friendly waiter took our drinks order, menu was just what we had hoped for, local cuisine, well presented and very tasty. Then to finish two or three Irish Coffees, our best San Francisco experience from...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You want to experience the real San Francisco? Go to the Buena Vista Restaurant and Bar at the foot of Hyde Street. It is were the Powell Street cable car ends at Fisherman's Wharf. Take the cable car there and you have completed a double...More

Thank Snookey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadnt been to this place for 10+ years and preeviously never eaten there - just popped infor Irish coffee However as we walked past it looked busy and we got a walk in table that we ended up sharing with a couple just in for...More

Thank L1STC
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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Patricia F
24 September 2015|
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Response from kathy m | Reviewed this property |
Yes...but small crowded place and most seating is bar area I wouldn't bring multiple toddler sized/ strollers high chair sized kids on a weekend
James P
12 April 2015|
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Response from BobbieSue K | Reviewed this property |
It is a first come first serve style..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2765 Hyde St, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-474-5044
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