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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
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6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
great place for breakfast

This was a great choice for breakfast. The food was delicious, and service was quick and attentive. We felt bad that we had wasted time going to a chain restaurant the day before for breakfast. Prices aren't cheap, but everything was well prepared.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great choice for breakfast. The food was delicious, and service was quick and attentive. We felt bad that we had wasted time going to a chain restaurant the day before for breakfast. Prices aren't cheap, but everything was well prepared.

Thank tricia047
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Argonaut Hotel and walked over. We arrived Friday morning around 8 am and were seated immediately. We sat outside, even though it was a little chilly, the sun was out and it was nice. Hot chocolate was pretty good, but not very hot. I got the french toast, bacon and eggs. French toast and bacon was... More 

Thank Chris B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic fund. Great way to fuel up for the day. Huge menu, freshly made, delicious (we had waffles, pancakes, and omelettes). We will be going back.

Thank Patricia F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not sure why this place is highly recommended when the food is only standard fare. The positives were I was greeted and my order was taken immediately. Food came within less than 15 minutes of placing order and as I mentioned, th food (ordered French toast stack with eggs) was nothing to write home about and I liken it to... More 

Thank T2cents
Somers Point, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We did not want to stay at the hotel for dinner Short walk to the diner from Jefferson Street Wife had a huge veggie breakfast burrito with egg whites that she enjoyed i was in the mood for poached eggs and bacon Eggs were poached perfectly, bacon crisp, toooo many home fries to eat Coffee good We would eat here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great diner with fast and friendly service. Busy, but the tables are well managed to minimise wait times. Everything we tried there (4 days in a row including New Years Day) was hot, tasty and well presented. Highly recommended!

Thank Dave H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Better alternative than a hotel breakfast. Lots of menu options. Fast, friendly service. Though it was pretty empty when we walked in, it was packed by the time we finished.

Thank acedaughter
Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

My family of 4 had breakfast almost daily and the service and breakfast where super. Never had breakfast at the hotel, we went to Joanie's. Very close to everything. Next time in S.F. I would go there.

Thank Victor L
Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Family of 4 ate breakfast on a Sunday morning. It was around 8am and it was raining. The food and service were both top notch. Highly recommended.

Thank Robert R
Batavia, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We ended up going to this location twice on vacation. Both times were top quality service and food. Couldn't really ask for anything better to wake up to! Easy location to get to, parking on the street or parking garage fairly close. Be sure to check out this diner, I will be going back when I'm in town!

Thank JonBenditz

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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
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm

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