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The Buena Vista Cafe claims to have introduced the Irish coffee to America in 1952 - and its signature drink is certainly a tasty mix of whiskey, cream, and caffeinated brew - but perhaps this venerable bar and restaurant's greatest asset is its longevity. Generations have come and gone, yet even after 95 years of continuous service, the Buena Vists sits mostly unchanged at the end of the Hyde Street cable car run. Its casually classy environs, complete with lots of old, dark wood and white-collar bartenders, exude nostalgia like a warm hearthstone. The food menu offers breakfast all day and sticks to traditional American comfort grub: burgers, sandwiches, steaks, etc. Expect some price inflation due to the touristy locale (Fisherman's Wharf), but hey, a little history is usually worth it.

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Price: $$
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards

Parking: Street

Reservations: Not Accepted

Attire: Casual


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