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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: Breakfast, Lunch

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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
Fantastic service and food

We stayed at Marriott for 4 nights and ate here for breakfast every morning - was recommended by hotel staff - great recommendation - do yourself a favour and eat brekkie here - fantastic service every morning - highly recommend

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
MezzaMac
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Canberra, Australia
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stayed at Marriott for 4 nights and ate here for breakfast every morning - was recommended by hotel staff - great recommendation - do yourself a favour and eat brekkie here - fantastic service every morning - highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fast and friendly service. A variety of breakfast for everyone. A favourite with both locals and visitors. We went herr every day as it was cheap and not as busy as the direct sea front. A hidden gem. The breakfast burrito and waffle were our favourite.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We found this place after looking around for a good breakfast place in Fisherman's wharf. I ate the egg sandwich which was hefty and was able to substitute the hash browns with a fruit cup which at most place would have been an extra charge as it was very large and tasty. My son got huge pancakes that were very... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My daughter loves breakfast and so do I. Finding this awesome off the beaten path breakfast stop was a nice surprise while on vacation. Sit outside and go early.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great family breakfast. We lucked out and found a groupon. Breakfast was very filling. It's a small diner with seating inside and out. Everyone that worked there was extremely friendly! Our coffee cups were always full. Menus are posted outside to check out selection and pricing. My husband and I split the tacos and my kids had the happy face... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The waffles are fantastic and the Joanie Shake delicious! The banana nut waffle was my favorite. The staff is friendly and busy. We ate here every morning while visiting SF.

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Had a lovely breakfast here and the portions were huge and reasonably priced. Was the best breakfast we had. The staff were very helpful and couldn't do enough for us.

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place was clean, service was friendly and prompt, and the food was decent. About what you expect from a diner. Nothing wrong with it at all, but top 100 restaurant in San Francisco?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Hamburger was great and the kid add had the Club. Fries were excelent and the waiter was friendly. Would recommend for a quick lunch.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Had we not had a recommendation from the Marriott Courtyard around the corner, we might never have discovered this diner. Decor is nothing special. The service was reserved, but well-done. We had an early morning breakfast mid-week. Virtually no one else there. The breakfast options were very good. The food came quickly, and was very tasty. The coffee was surprisingly... More 

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Additional Information about Joanie's Happy Days Diner

Address: 1329 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1331
Phone Number: 415-928-4343
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
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
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: American, Diner

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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: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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