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Buena Vista Cafe

€€ - €€€American, Irish,
2765 Hyde St, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
+1 415-474-5044
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“sourdough toast” (34 reviews)
“crab omelette” (22 reviews)
“potatoes” (27 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Cafe, Pub, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2765 Hyde St, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
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Reviewed yesterday

The Best Irish Coffee anywhere! My husband visited here 30 years ago and was not disappointed to return and find it still as good and popular as ever. It was too busy for us a get a table for a meal, but we were able...More

Thank USNTraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago

We felt compelled as first time tourist to try the Irish Coffee. It was good, but the carrot cake was awesome!

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a awesome place to go to while in San Francisco. Very busy & very crowded! We stoped in for their famous Irish Coffee. The food plates looked really good & the prices were not bad. The service is excellent the servers will stop...More

Thank beyardoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were walking around San Francisco and heard twice that we should try the “best Irish coffee ever!” So we did and LOVED IT!!!!!! The most quaint and beautiful little homey restaurant just minutes from a view of the Golden Gate Bridge! The staff have...More

Thank Trish R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious Irish coffee in a fun atmosphere. Polite, welcoming bartenders poor the drinks in mass quantity, having them hot and ready in moments. Was perfect for a windy afternoon, common in SF.

Thank TravelerCarolyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been to the BV in a long time and never for breakfast. Usually the crowds are so large you cannot get in. We went to breakfast and it was very good. It is a landmark establishment in San Francisco and lived up to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Irish Coffee always taste better at Buena Vista Cafe ! Don't know how they do it, seems so simple, but no one does it better.

Thank JimBrady
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're lucky enough to be in San Francisco then you musty make time to visit Buena Vista and more importantly have an Irish Coffee. They are the best this side of Ireland! But don't think about driving anywhere afterwards! Take the trolley home as...More

Thank 220darrellw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a 1st timer to SFO I'm excited to explore! Buena Vista was next door to the Segway tour place we loved. We sat at the bar and our server, Bianca I believe, was very attentive, courteous and sweet. I had the Irish Tea which...More

Thank Jstclair99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great! We got there around 10 pm for the Irish coffee and watching the barista whip these up was the perfect end to our evening

Thank WineandAirplanes
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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Patricia F
24 September 2015|
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Response from kathy m | Reviewed this property |
Yes...but small crowded place and most seating is bar area I wouldn't bring multiple toddler sized/ strollers high chair sized kids on a weekend
James P
11 April 2015|
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Response from BobbieSue K | Reviewed this property |
It is a first come first serve style..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2765 Hyde St, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-474-5044
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