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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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 151
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  • 108
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Perfect Breakfast to start a day of sightseeing…….

Simple Breakfast menu, all the basics one needs. My son had waffles with chocolate sauce drizzled on top, he was in heaven. I had a Ham/Egg/Cheese sandwich on sourdough. Lots of Ham, eggs done right, great bread. There is some outdoor seating, tables seem to turn quick as food comes out fast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Roy S
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Naperville, Illinois, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Simple Breakfast menu, all the basics one needs. My son had waffles with chocolate sauce drizzled on top, he was in heaven. I had a Ham/Egg/Cheese sandwich on sourdough. Lots of Ham, eggs done right, great bread. There is some outdoor seating, tables seem to turn quick as food comes out fast. Pricing is very reasonable. Im guessing family owned/run,... More 

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San Rafael, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love Joanie and her staff, always ready to take care of you and feed you her yummy food. Lots of choices to choose from. Prices are reasonable, great for families. Easy walk from many hotels on the wharf.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Just a few blocks off the wharf is a small local place with great breakfast at bargain prices. In SF recently on business and door man at our hotel suggested this place. I had salmon eggs Benedict my wife had crab Benedict both were huge portions and excellent! Very small place very low key, nice change from touristy feel to... More 

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Cherry Valley, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very friendly server. Nice variety on the menu. Even though the restaurant was very busy the food arrived hot and quickly. We will be back.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We found this Diner around the corner from our hotel and we thought we would give it a go. I am so glad we did. We were welcomed long lost friends. Served great coffee and a wide choice on the menu. Our first meal was absolutely delicious, so naturally we returned each day to try other items on the menu.... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our group of 6 went out for breakfast. Looked up and found Joanie's. For a Sunday and a large group we got right in. Of the 6 different meals the fruit salad was rated high the fruit being really fresh. The spinach omlette was very good. The pancakes were not as good as hoped for, we can get Krusteaz brand... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Joanie's is a terrific place for breakfast. Food is great, service is perfect and we will come back. If you are near Fisherman's Wharf area and looking for a great breakfast or lunch...this is the place

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food was decent, but for a Happy Days theme they had zero memorabilia or decor around this. My wife was a huge fan of the show and felt let down that all they had was t-shirts they sell for $25.

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London
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63 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Thanks to TripAdvisor for finding me this place. The range of options for breakfast is mind blowing. I think this is the first time I've seen crab benedict on the menu. Really nice coffee too. And good prices compared to the hotels.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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293 restaurant reviews
385 helpful votes 385 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a very basic small restaurant close to the Cannery. They do have a few tables outside. I ordered a three egg ham and cheese omelet that came with a choice of potatoes and toast. Of course I ordered the sour dough toast and it was delicious. A glass of OJ was $3.50 and thought it should have been... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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