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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious breakfast

Our group of four set out for breakfast and ended up at Joanie's. Very nice, clean place. Fast attentive service. Tables inside and out. Coffee was good and so were the omelettes - amazing. I had the breakfast burrito with eggs, bacon, cheese, potatoes, and onions and it was amazing! Location... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our group of four set out for breakfast and ended up at Joanie's. Very nice, clean place. Fast attentive service. Tables inside and out. Coffee was good and so were the omelettes - amazing. I had the breakfast burrito with eggs, bacon, cheese, potatoes, and onions and it was amazing! Location - close to Holiday Inn, Fisherman's Wharf, Marriott. Would... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Sure didn't want to do the Denny's attached to the hotel so we stopped here after walking by it the previous day. Glad we did. I liked the Mexican eggs so much I went back and had them 2 days after that and my son repeated his waffle order. Surprisingly the waiter remembered us. Service was quick and food was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Breakfast here 7/23/15. They open earlier than many other restaurants in the North Beach - Fishermans Wharf area. Small place, great attentive service, delicious waffles and eggs, a wonderful value.

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My whole family had breakfast here. It's mere steps from many of the wharfside hotels. Enjoy a very good breakfast menu with yummy waffles, pancakes, omelettes, hash browns, fresh fruit bowl and lots of hot coffee. Very reasonable prices, very tidy with quick friendly service. Thanks Joanie's - we were thrilled with breakfast. The kids loved it and thought it... More 

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Mililani, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We ate here twice, I had the Eggs Benedict which is delicious. Price for San Francisco seem good and staff were polite and helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I wouldn't want to eat like this every morning but every now and again it's a lovely treat. Great French toast, waffles and pancakes. A big team of friendly wait staff kept things moving quickly even though there were lots of customers on a sunny Sunday.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Perfect diner environment with inside and outside seating. Good food portions and quality. Excellent service, very low key.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Menu and pictures of food are posted on front. Food comes out EXACTLY how it looks! Our food came out quickly, and everything tasted wonderful. It's close to most hotels, and it's only a short walk if anything. Definitely worth stopping here for breakfast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stayed at the Marriott 5 days and had breakfast here 4 out of 5 days. We really enjoyed many items on the menu. The staff very friendly. The coffee drinks were yummy too. My husband and son had a waffle each time. I tried something different each visit. All good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A Little small, but great food and great staff. Definitely was a memorable breakfast. It can sometimes be the little things that stand out, but pancakes with a deliberate pattern of strawberries on top with have your mouth watering every time.

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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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