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Joanie's Happy Days Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Fisherman’s Wharf
American, Cafe, Diner
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1329 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1331
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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607 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very ordinary cafe, but the food and service were excellent. The breakfast burritos were very filling and excellent value for money.

Thank GerMar60
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While no overly fancy - which is a good thing for breakfast, this diner had a very full menu of choices and the food was great.

Thank bengZ5533ST
Fort Collins, Colorado
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When you discover a place on a 10-best-in-the-neighborhood search, and it turns out to be as good as rated, you feel really good. (A happy day, I guess!) We gave Joannie's a try because the cafe advertised in the hotel magazine didn't look that appetizing at first, so we looked for something near Fishermen's Wharf where we planned to spend... More 

1 Thank doulos8
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely breakfast here, the pancakes are fantastic, a stack of three with syrup, and my husband had a cooked breakfast, portions large enough to keep you going all day, with plenty of coffee and free refills.

Thank HLM1994
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this breakfast place on our way to another place. We were able to grab a table outside on a beautiful fall Saturday morning. I had the Pacifica egg dish with shrimps and spinach. It was served with potatoes and toast. My boyfriend ordered a veggie omelet with potatoes and toast. Both were very delicious. The wait staff was... More 

1 Thank David S
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to go there by some other guy and we were not disappointed. The omelette was so good with a great choice whilst you watch the people go by. The staff were very attentive and although it was not right on the bay, it's worth a visit.

Thank garyparker231
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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214 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this diner for breakfast one day and lunch for another. The prices are very good for being close to Fisherman's Wharf. They give big portions of food. I had a belgium waffle for breakfast and it was delicious, loaded with fruit and some whip cream. The service is quick and friendly and the meals came out fast. I... More 

Thank Msia52
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here 8 years ago and just had to return on our latest visit, not disappointed, going three times in 3 days. There’s a great breakfast selection, well cooked and presented, with great service. You can’t go wrong here.

Thank Offthetouristtrack
New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small place not far from Fishermans Wharf. Good breakfast menu and the food was very good. Can get busy and as its quite small a queue can build quickly in the morning. Well recommended.

Thank digifella
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We printed a Groupon for this diner, and it wasn't busy when we decided upon a late lunch. They close early but agreed to serve us. I had the most beautiful waffle piled high with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, whipped cream and a side of syrup. It looked too pretty to eat, but every bite was delicious. Hubby chose to eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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