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Joanie's Happy Days Diner

1329 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1331
415-928-4343
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Ranked #112 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Yakima, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I wish we'd discovered Joanie's earlier in our trip. This place was the bomb! They had the best hash browns ever, and I'm not usually a big hash browns fan ... they were crispy and perfectly golden. Eggs Benny was also great, as was the Belgian Waffle with Fruit. The prices were similar to what we'd pay for this kind... More

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Massachusetts
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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

We ate there our last day. I grew up watching Happy Day's, she owns it but doesn't work there. My son had the sausage gravy and biscuits with awesome long square home fries, my dauaghter and I both had the huge waffle with butter, whip cream and tons of fruit and maple syrup and my husband had eggs with potatoes... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were referred to this little restaurant by the staff of the Marriott Courtyard, just a few steps away. Large portions of typical breakfast food - but beautifully presented, with fresh fruit artfully arranged. Our group of 5 received a complimentary fresh fruit platter,piled high with multiple fruits, as delicious as it looked. Breakfast kept us full for the day!... More

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Rancho Cordova, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

In an over priced area this place was slightly lower and the food was good. Large plates you might want to share.

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Kalispell, Montana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It was nice to be able to walk in and grab a table. Proximity to the Pier is wonderful, without all of the crowds of the pier. The servers were pleasant and the food arrived quickly. The serving sizes are beyond ample ~ we ate about half of the food. The food tasted like typical fare from an American diner.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were staying at the Holiday Inn just around the corner and I remembered this little café was mentioned in a few reviews that I had read before travelling. It's a great place for breakfast with a wide variety of pancakes, waffles and other hot breakfast favourites to chose from: eggs, bacon, french toast etc. They do their own version... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My daughter had visited SF last year and recommended this. As it was at Fisherman's Wharf and just round the corner from where we were starting our 'hop on, hop off' tour we decided to have breakfast here. The staff are very friendly and accommodating, the food was amazing - I also had the crab eggs florentine benedict. We'd been... More

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Perth, Australia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The servings here are very generous. The ham, scrambled eggs and hash brown breakfast with toast is great. The hash brown is huge and delicious and the ham is a good sized gammon steak. Short stack of buttermilk pancakes is really fluffy and tasty. Good coffee. Reasonably priced food. The staff are lovely and friendly. I'd highly recommend Joannie's.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Read about this place on Trip Advisor prior to our short stay in San Francisco. It was just round the corner from our Hotel, and the staff were so friendly when we stopped by for breakfast. The menu is absolutely amazing, as is the food. We had the biggest hash browns we've ever seen!!! Some of the fruit plates we... More

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Malmstrom AFB, MT
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

On our last day during our spring break vacation, we were looking for a place to eat. This little restaurant happened to be almost directly across the street from our hotel, and we almost by-passed it to eat at a chain restaurant, so glad we didn't. The weather was beautiful, so we (me, my husband & 2 teenagers) chose to... More

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