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Buena Vista Cafe

2765 Hyde Street (at the Beach), Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222 (Russian Hill)
(415)-474-5044
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Ranked #199 of 4,976 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Seafood, Café
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

ZERO SERVICE period. This place replies on tourists, not repeated customers. With that said, we were here on a Sunday afternoon. Probably a bad choice on our part as it's "tea time" . This place was packed. We waited over 15 mins for a table (hate it... we had no choice but to "hover" some table waiting for the people... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

this time there were 10 of us so you just seat wherever. We met some really cool people w really cool stories. Servers are fun and joke around w everyone while yelling out their drink orders. Don't come here for a quiet table with a view. Come with friends that like to have fun or ready to meet new ones... More

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Holmer Green
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped for a quick beer after arriving into the city late. Three draught beers inc. Guinness available and great atmosphere. You grab a seat where you can, and we got chatting to a few others. Turned up for breakfast the next morning at 9, with a queue forming outside before opening. First question is whether you'd like an Irish... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Good food, good value. Just above the cable car terminus so has a fantastic view as well. Can be crowded so you might have to share tables but it is a good way to meet other people.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We went here because of the Irish coffee. Well, I don't drink coffee but I love Irish cream in my hot cocoa. I thought it would be a coffee mug size. I was pretty shocked when they brought out the little tiny cup that was 1/2 whipped cream. The prices of the breakfast were all very high. When we got... More

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Bingara
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Went for the Irish coffees and was not disappointed, so small you have to share tables with others but that's part of the fun. What a hoot of a place, conveniently located near the cable car station.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

great food and the home of the Irish coffee in the US..always buzzing, worth the wait . Friendly staff, fast service and a nice menu'

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I go there every trip and have been for over 20 years. I have to admit it isn't as good as it used to be but it is still very good. Although the Irish Coffee's are the headliner here and they are good, but they have gotten pricy at over $9 a pop now. But beyond the coffee, the food... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

I find myself in San Francisco a few times a year for work, and I always have to have at least one Irish Coffee at the BV. I love the atmosphere in the day and the evening, it feels like home, and it is in a fun area of town. I rarely eat here, mostly because there are so many... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I haven't been here for many years because I haven't been to San Francisco in that long, but the Buena Vista Café should be a stop on every visitor to San Francisco's agenda. I first visited in the late 70s, or early 80s, with a friend who told me it was a great spot. We went there on a typical... More

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Additional Information about Buena Vista Cafe

Address: 2765 Hyde Street (at the Beach), Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
Phone Number: (415)-474-5044
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Seafood, Café

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