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Lori's Diner

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American, Pizza, Diner
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336 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 392-8646
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfast place.

Excellent breakfasts at this 24 hr place. 20% discount coupons can be found on San Francisco maps. Waitresses are veterans - very nice and very helpful. Waffles are great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Joe L
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent breakfasts at this 24 hr place. 20% discount coupons can be found on San Francisco maps. Waitresses are veterans - very nice and very helpful. Waffles are great.

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Epping, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Traditional diner, spacious, clean and friendly staff. We had breakfast here two days out of four and was not let down. Traditional American breakfast that lived up very much to our expectations. Food served hot and of reasonably good value.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Visited Lori's while in San Francisco - what a great diner. Have everything you could want to eat. Ice tea is unlimited refills. Had a cobb salad and it was delicious. Mom got a California club sandwich and she said it was delicious. Server was very attentive. The décor is awesome with all of the 50 memorabilia. You can even... More 

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Birmingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Visited for breakfast after reading reviews. Done out in a 1950's American diner theme which is great for tourists. Shame food didn't live up to the hype. Breakfast wasn't very hot just luke warm and eggs were under cooked for my liking. Coffee was hot and good but had to ask for refill. Plenty of other diners (Hollywood cafe, joanies,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We had been in San Francisco 3 days and we were ready to not spend a fortune on average food, so this place filled the bill. The menu had a variety of feel good foods that our grandkids loved. Atmosphere was cute! The waitress was nice until crowds came in. She got very surly when she was under pressure.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went to Lori's for a late lunch. It is widely recommended and has got the authentic feel of a classic US diner. The food was average and in my opinion there are better diners in the vicinity

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Uddevalla, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great burgers for dinner and pancakes for breakfast. Service/minded staff with good service. Can stack up quickly in the morning. Be early!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very good food at fair prices for San Francisco. The diner is decorated with old cars and memorabilia, fun to see. Recommended by cable car operator as where the locals eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

loved this place, especially Martha our waitress, she is lovely and friendly. The food is beautiful and a great selection on the menu. When we first went to Lori's Diner there was a queue, but it was worth the wait, and went back again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

oh man - the most welcoming place when you have jet lag. 24 hour opening so breakfast at 7am is not unusual. The food at any hour is fantastic. The staff extremely friendly and efficient. Could not fault anything about this place. We travelled as a family of 2 plus 2 teens and everyone was very happy in there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 336 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: (415) 392-8646

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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