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1131 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3207
650-872-2810
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Today
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Really good

I've been here several times and it was good each time! I've only been for breakfast. The place is small and it can get noisy so if you want a place for quiet conversation this isn't the place. If you want good food this IS the place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Portage48
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South San Francisco, California
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South San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here several times and it was good each time! I've only been for breakfast. The place is small and it can get noisy so if you want a place for quiet conversation this isn't the place. If you want good food this IS the place.

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Thank Portage48
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Ate breakfast here. The food was good and came out quick. A little pricy for what we ordered but worth it. I would definitely eat there again.

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Thank Gotta2s
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Big hit with the toddler, who loved the amaretto muffin and side of fruit. Eggs Benedict and Joann's breakfast were good too. Steadily busy but no crazy lines ~9 on a Sunday morning. We'll be back.

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Thank ivydturtle
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Classic small diner with excellent food. Was here for breakfast with the family and ordered a bacon, avocado, cream cheese scramble. Came out just right, not over cooked or over mixed. Daughter days pancakes were not too rubbery and not too fluffy.

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Thank L A
Los Altos, California
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

locals told me about this place, have to search to find it, but well worth it. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, delicious! Gourmet chef and excellent staff. also homestyle baked goods like giant muffins.

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Thank luggedsteel
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Sunday morning, my son and I are going out to eat breakfast,we always heard of JoAnn's so we tried it...it's very good if you don't mind waiting just a few minutes and we got a booth..the menu Was good yet I stuck to my eggs and bacon hash browns toast and coffee,my son ate a omelets and it looked great... More 

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Thank Daniel A
South San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went in on a Saturday morning for breakfast. There were 3 of us and we were seated quickly. Food is better than average and pricey for breakfast food. My dad had the oatmeal, which came with heavy whipping cream, brown sugar, and a really unique homemade apple/raisin sauce. It was very tasty and excellent for oatmeal. Place is small and... More 

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Thank Roseann R
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Stop for my lunch hour sat at the counter. I got the carna asada omelet special. This was very very good . staff was very nice. So you pay for what you get. $18.42 alittle pricey for one meal but it was well worth it. :) can wait to go again and i will.

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Thank Cindy B
Monterey, California, United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We came in with a party of 4 on Sunday around 10 am, it was crowded, but we were seated almost immediately by our server who was a very nice, smiley young man. Service was a bit slow, but was to be expected seeing as they had a full house, we got drinks right away, fresh squeezed oj was a... More 

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Thank Carrie D
Madison, Wisconsin
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Every time my husband and I go to San Francisco, we try to stop at Joann's and have breakfast. We did so yesterday and it doesn't disappoint. Service is great, food is excellent and value terrific. I had the chorizo burrito, which is large enough to share. There's a definate mexican-bias towards the cooking, which is great, but there were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1131 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 650-872-2810

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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