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Buena Vista

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Excellent tourist attraction!

What fun this was! It was an excellent tourist attraction for everyone to enjoy - there were some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Great food and view if you're at a window table

Family of five (youngest is 16) - stopped here for dinner just on a whim. What a good choice! My... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Stephanie D
Dover, Delaware
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Take in a view of the Bay at this popular Fisherman's Wharf watering hole.
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2765 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What fun this was! It was an excellent tourist attraction for everyone to enjoy - there were some great photo opportunities! This is a must do for tourists visiting SAN Francisco!

Thank DanTheMan2807
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Family of five (youngest is 16) - stopped here for dinner just on a whim. What a good choice! My family is all about the calamari appetizer - all of us thought it was the best we've ever had and we live on the shore...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

I walked by looking for a place to have dinner alone. The menu had a few options that looked enticing and the prices seemed right. The atmosphere is casual and friendly. I was acknowledged by multiple people on staff. I got the lobster roll and...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

The birthplace of the Original Irish Coffee...makes honor to its name,Buena Vista,which is Good View in spanish...its more that Good,its great...same as its Irish Coffee...great!! Goes perfectly with its amazing bread pudding!! They claim to have served over 50 million people since they opened....not surprised...More

1  Thank Roberto M
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Thanks so much, friendly, wonderful staff. .. a real gem, food was plentiful and you could of been mistaken thinking you where at a 5* restaurant.. Irish coffee is a must, little pricey but worth the experience We had the fish and it was fresh...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed June 3, 2018

The Buena Vista has been an institution for Irish Coffee in San Francisco since I can remember in the early 1960s. Even if you never, ever drink Irish Coffee, you have to come in here to experience the vibe that is the City.

1  Thank floribel1
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Following dinner at Pier 39 we walked to this Irish coffee bar after taking advice from our hotel. Its about a 10 minute walk from Pier 39 but worth the effort. We weren't disappointed. The drinks as have previous been said are prepared in warmed,...More

Thank Ivor B
Reviewed April 25, 2018

Fantastic original café/bar, speciality is Irish Coffee they have lines of glasses with hot water in to maintain the heat when the Irish Coffees are made. Wonderful staff, helpful and friendly. Very busy and table sharing the norm Food good as well

Thank Peter L
Reviewed March 21, 2018

one word.. Amazing.. Great food. great staff, great atmosphere and the best Irish coffee in the world

1  Thank Colin1612
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

It was a freezing night when we headed into Burns Vista. Irish coffees and hot chocolates were a welcome warming beverage. We also enjoyed appetizers before we headed back out for our evening.

Thank WednesdayNightGirl
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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
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