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Address: 2765 Hyde Street at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 474 5044
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Description: Take in a view of the Bay at this popular Fisherman's Wharf watering hole.

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Good breakfast Classic Irish coffee

Nothing like Irish coffee for breakfast? We were headed out of town in the morning but of course I had to get the famous Irish coffee. The cook did a great job on the breakfast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Co.Donegal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Three of us dined here with a 16 year old boy. The food ...I had the crab sandwich as recommended by my friends who live nearby but were meeting us for dinner. The crab sandwich is a must try very vry good. My son had steak -he said it was very very good and cooked perfectly to his taste. He... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Nothing like Irish coffee for breakfast? We were headed out of town in the morning but of course I had to get the famous Irish coffee. The cook did a great job on the breakfast - nothing too greasysy and it all tasted wonderfully home cooked. Personally wasn't a fan of the Irish coffee but I'm sure that's more me.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Renknowned Irish coffee lives up to its billing and reputation. Had the meatloaf which was also very presented and very tasty. Staff were friendly, courteous and service was quick, hassle free and exactly what was needed after a lengthy walk from downtown. Would recommend for sure if you're nearby to Fisherman's Wharf.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is a must for us at least once on every trip to SFO. We love the Irish Coffee and the food (especially the fries) is pretty good also. A lot of fun to sit at the bar and watch the gent make the coffee. It is often crowded.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I have been here several times. I can't say enough positive things about this place. Of course, everyone ones of the Irish Coffee, the "Nutty" is a nice switch, I'd you dare... an Irish Car Bomb. I love the breakfast, love the potatoes that they serve with it. His place is doing something right, many of the staff have been... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

First time visitor to this much loved establishment. A friend took us there on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The place was PACKED! Not even a place to stand. We were invited to join a table where they had open seats....how cool. Other couples were also visiting and we had a fun conversation with all. Of course had to get their... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

just visited the buena vista for the 100th time. well close. been going there for 35 years. fantastic irish coffee, great view and a old time san francisaco pub feel. alot of history. thats the good. the bad is the price of the drinks now. 9 bucks each for a very small irish coffee. every time i go there, they... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is a must-do for a trip to SFO. Bay and bridge views, trolley station and delicious Irish Coffees are the reason we stop here first when we come to town. The breakfast is good but, really, anytime of day/night is a great visit! Some of the staff has been there 35+ years- wow!

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Buena Vista is a very crowded bar near Fisherman's Wharf, famous for Irish Coffee. The popularity means that it is always full and you have to fight your way to the bar for service. However, you should experience an Irish Coffee from here at least once, just to say that you have had one in the self proclaimed birthplace... More 

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great place to check out while in San Francisco. Not only is it a great atmosphere but you also get a delicious coffee with a strong kick of Irish flavor. Make sure to add this to your list while visiting the Bay Area. Tick it off your bucket list.

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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 after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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