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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
+1 415-928-4343
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here a few times for breakfast. the service was fast and friendly and food superb. The portions are huge to us Brits and it kept me going all day. The Breakfast Burrito has to be tried. It was immense! The coffee was also spot on and they keep your mug topped up as well. Well worth a visit!

Thank MrC45
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No frills diner. Service was a little indifferent. Food was very good. Not quite as good all around as Eight AM but very good and cheaper.

Thank Anton S
Fresno, California
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me,my mom,2 friends went there to eat breakfast,you can eat inside or outside,different kinds of breakfast to choose from

Thank Holly C
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very close to Pier 39 and within walking distance of the Marriott Hotel. More of a diner type of atmosphere, seating outside, don't expect much with the inside decor. Food was very good with huge servings. Bloody Mary's were around $9, breakfast was around $10-20 per person, breakfast for 4 with only 2 with drinks was around $100. Automatic gratuity... More 

Thank Denise W
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice hole in the wall breakfast place. Menu is straight forward, nothing special. Staff is friendly. Food was good served quickly and hot. Pretty good place.

Thank Bigdean80
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had already eaten at the diner next door and was beyond happy about it, so i think that my have changed my view of this diner. Prices are about the average, I did notice that the portions were good size. Mom had the eggs and toast with bacon and hers was huge! I had the waffle with bacon and... More 

Thank Naandja
West Lafayette, Indiana
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter wanted Chocolate Chip pancakes for breakfast and Joanie's delivered. The food was delicious as was the juices...but we're not used to spending so much for pancakes and juice...$50 for the 3 of us was a bit much.

Thank Bev G
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a Happy Days theme, and no sign of Joanie or Chachi. Not really a "diner" in the sense that you would expect, more like a cafe. But what there was, was good, wholesome food at a decent price (by SF standards). We had our breakfast there 3 days running, the staff were very friendly and effecient. I would definitely... More 

Thank SteveHadley
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here for breakfast as our hotel was too expensive. The food was really good, affordable. The service was very efficient and pleasant. We would definitely return again! It is a little on the tight side when busy but does also have outdoor seating.....

Thank travelgirlkw01
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had planned a visit here after researching on Trip Advisor before visiting San Francisco and were not disappointed. It is a popular place but we were seated promptly. Decisions, decisions as everything on the menu sounded great. Eventually Heavenly Chocolate Waffle with tea and French toast with blueberries were chosen - every crumb was eaten along with all the... 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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, 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: +1 415-928-4343

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