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Joanie's Happy Days Diner

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Fisherman’s Wharf
American, Diner
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1329 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1331
415-928-4343
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6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food at a reasonable price

We had breakfast on our first morning. Continental breakfast was exactly what it should be and the pancakes were delicious as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Michael V
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast on our first morning. Continental breakfast was exactly what it should be and the pancakes were delicious as well.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went here for breakfast and have to say I was disappointed after all the great reviews. The hash brown were more like a large potato Rodri and was swimming in grease. The place was really busy and service was very slow and we received food we hadn't ordered where as the table next to us had part of their order... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place for breakfast when in the Fisherman's Wharf area. Especially enjoyed Pacifica scramlbed eggs and the Spanish omlete! Nice family run feel about it and they were kind enough to send the Joanie's T-shirt we asked for all the way to the UK!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A delicious place for breakfast/brunch, but not the best we had while in SF. Food was all fresh and delicious, but service was a little slow when we were there on a weekday morning. Great location for exploring the bay area--close to Ghiradelli Square and other attractions.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The restaurant is near the Wharf. It is a small local restaurant. The food and service was good. Would go back.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Opened early for us as we were waiting outside with jet lag. Had good breakfast, well cooked, lovely eggs. Changed a meal ordered than one of us didn't like free of charge, so very happy.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went here for breakfast a couple of times while in Fishermans Wharf. Food was good with friendly service. Can be busy - on first day we were there was constantly full.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I recently had breakfast at Joanie's Happy Days Diner after a nice, hilly walk around SF. We arrived hungry and in need of coffee. Joanie's coffee—while not Starbuck's / Peet's / fill in your favorite—was hot and fresh and flavorful and set the table for a really nice breakfast. My wife had the Belgian Waffle with (lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My teenage boys were too hungry to queue for a late breakfast on a Sunday morning, we walked for a while before finding anywhere without a queue, this was the first place with a free table so we nabbed it. There is nothing fancy about this place but the food is good and filling and there is a plentiful choice.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great food in a popular spot - plenty of people eating in this great spot. Really comprehensive menu and good quality food

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1329 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1331
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: 415-928-4343

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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