We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 4,976 San Francisco Restaurants

Joanie's Happy Days Diner

1329 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1331 (Russian Hill)
415-928-4343
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #118 of 4,976 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Write a Review

267 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    137
    104
    20
    3
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

My wife was in the "Escpae From Alcatraz" Triathalon and the day before we went for a run along the Bay for a final short-training run. I am a breakfast fan and she is not, but due to the run and her needing to get some calories before the event we literally ran into this place. Something about it said,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle under Lyme, null, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Food was OK, I can not say it was not. We dined here on one occasion, but when compared to the other breakfast bar we used we had been spoilt.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rossendale, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Four adults and a 3 year old went for Sunday breakfast . We didn't have to wait for a table. We had a varied selection from Salmon Benedict, Omelette, corned beef hash etc. All was good. There was a wait for the drinks but an apology was forthcoming,and service was otherwise satisfactory. Located across the road from Holiday Inn Fishermans... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Excellent breakfast - came here a couple of times during our stay and loved it. The service was fast and friendly and the food was top-notch and excellent value.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A delightful find, near Fishermans wharf, close to the Holiday Inn. Our several breakfasts were both tasty & plentifully piled! The staff were attentive & friendly without being obtrusive. I just wish that they stayed open a little longer in the afternoon! A good place to start the day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alberta, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This restaurant is dated but clean and the staff are very outgoing. It is a small cafe and there were never empty tables while we were there, but it is well worth the wait for a table to open up. The meals are reasonably priced, delicious and plentiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Valley, New Jersey, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were vacationing in the area and stopped here for breakfast. Good food, quick service. I'd recommend it or stop in again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maine
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had breakfast. Plenty of food at reasonable prices. Friendly atmosphere. Good speedy service. Will try again when back in San Francisco.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This diner was recommended by someone in the City Sightseeing office and we ate breakfast here on three consecutive mornings since we found the service so efficient and the food so good and plentiful. We even bought a t shirt like the staff wear to bring home.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic breakfast here. Nice coffee and great choice. Had blueberry pancakes and breakfast burrito. Both superb!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Joanie's Happy Days Diner also viewed

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
 
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
 

Been to Joanie's Happy Days Diner? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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>  > Russian Hill
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Diner

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing