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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” (42 reviews)
“crab cakes” (24 reviews)
“potatoes” (25 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

Always a must stop for an Irish Coffee and a Nutty Irishman. Fun to sit at the bar and be entertained watching the bartender make 20 at a time. Such a cool process. If you happen to sit near the window you can watch the...More

Thank COB
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was told that this was a must stop location while I'm out here in San Francisco. We went there on October 15th, 2017 and the service was great. We were greeted immediately and ordered our Irish Coffees and they were ready in a matter...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped by on a friends recommendation. Great atmosphere & staff. The bar was jamming. Very old school feel right down to the bartenders uniforms. They specialize in Irish Coffees. The glasses literally line the bar as they make them & top with fresh whipped cream....More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the home of Irish Coffee and an absolutely great place to drink and dine. Great staff and atmosphere.

Thank gerrygaskell
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our son has been here and insisted we stop in. As we walked in the door the lack of available tables almost caused us to miss the experience. A server came up to us and suggested we go into the back room and there was...More

Thank kasey305
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times, but this time the service was slow. Nice ceasar salad and of course Irish coffe, but...

Thank JohnFromNorway
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so full of history and charm you must stop by for a bite and their famous Irish Coffee. The birthplace of the Irish Coffee is their claim to fame and rightly so because they are incredible. Staff were all gracious and mist...More

Thank Shauna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

After our dinner elsewhere we stopped for a quick drink. Ended up with 2 rounds of Irish Coffee...so good! Something about the mix of Tullamore Dew Irish Wiskey, coffee, and their cream with a nice whipped topping. Very friendly staff...highly recommend.

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to SF an average of twice a year. Family lives in the city. One day is tourist day. We always include Buena Vista. Irish coffee and cablecars!!! Love it!!! Old time SF!

Thank Robinob
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here a few times and usually after a swim in Aquatic Park. It's a fun tourist joint with claims to have invented Irish Coffee.. Yeah sure, whatever. This trip I ordered the grilled cheese sandwich with fries. it's now my favorite item on...More

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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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Ships at Hyde Street Pier
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Aquatic Park
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.20 km away
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's Visitor Center
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.09 km away
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Patricia F
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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
12 April 2015|
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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
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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