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Lori's Diner

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Union Square
American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Diner
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500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 981-1950
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 75
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun restaurant for kids

We liked the retro diner theme. There was a large menu to choose from. Our kids enjoyed sitting in the booths and the 50s style music. Service was quite good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
AJ H
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We liked the retro diner theme. There was a large menu to choose from. Our kids enjoyed sitting in the booths and the 50s style music. Service was quite good.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed eggs and their famous corned beef hash. Prices were comparable to most San Francisco restaurants and the menu was a typical selection of diner food.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I think when arrived were possibly too tired to enjoy this Diner properly but a very average burger and fries and we didn't go here for the rest of our trip, I would put yourself out to eat here but it was 'ok'.

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Azor, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The breakfast was average, we ordered two omelets and scramble egg for the kid. better drink the coffee on next corner Starbucks.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely breakfast in this old fashioned diner. The service was quick and friendly and although the prices reflect the city centre location it didn't feel unreasonable. Had waffle with fresh strawberries - the batter was lovely and light. My husband had the corned beef hash which was also delicious. Ideal if you want a quick breakfast with the... More 

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Cool, CA
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347 helpful votes 347 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here after dinner and treated our group to old fashioned sundaes. Our waitress, Karen, offered to combine the caramel and fudge sundaes into a delicious layered mix of ice cream and toppings.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We ate at Lori's Diner on Powell Street. It was large and full of people. The food was very good. The service, was not. Very slow to take your order, very slow to bring your food, very slow to bring your bill. Be sure to get a city map or book or something as Lori's Diner advertises in everything and... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

went here for breakfast, fruit bowl was ok, bit bland. Corned beef hash was ok, not the best ever. Staff were alright, not really genuine smiles - going through the motions. Reasonably priced. Wouldn't eat here again, too many other places to try , that will probably be better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We wanted to ride the cable cars one last time before we left SF, so decided to breakfast here (the one in Sutter Street). I wasn't sure, as this is part of a chain of restaurants, but my wife was keen - and to be honest it was great. Superb 50's diner atmosphere, good choice for breakfast, great coffee (best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great burgers, shakes and scenery. It's near the Ghirardelli square so save room a walk around the factory and for a piece of free chocolate and get some ice cream.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: (415) 981-1950

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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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