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Lori's Diner

Union Square
American, Pizza, Cafe, Diner
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500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 981-1950
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Great value

I like to drop in here when I'm in San Fransisco for the great breakfast or the club sandwiches in the afternoon. Service is fine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Nick W
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having visited a different Lori's Diner in San Francisco 2 years ago, we were looking forward to a similar experience of good food & excellent friendly service. We were totally disappointed. A very nice young waitress saw us to our table & began to take our order - only to be sent packing. after taking down the first course by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like to drop in here when I'm in San Fransisco for the great breakfast or the club sandwiches in the afternoon. Service is fine.

Thank Nick W
Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow! Incredibly expensive even for San Francisco. $8 for a bowl of oatmeal!?!? $14 for an omelette. You could have 5* dining for this price. It is an authentic greasy spoon diner but come on. Ridiculously expensive. Minimum $20 out the door for breakfast when it should be no more than $10. I went 1 time and after the prices... More 

Thank Richard R
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cute diner with yummy breakfast! We had breakfast there 2 days in a row. Right next door to the Marriott Union Square. Our waitress was ok, but Raul the best. He was so helpful!!!!!!!!

Thank Harlita
San Antonio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Open 24hrs and you can find a coupon for 20% off but our food was terrible. If we hadn't been so tired we would have sent it back and got a refund. Yes, that bad. Overcooked fish and chips, nasty grilled cheese...how do you screw up a grilled cheese? Pumpkin pie was thrown in the trash at our hotel room... More 

Thank ABE49
Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered from the huge menu, if you can't find something on their menu then there must be something wrong with you!! Opted for the French toast with maple syrup - absolutely amazing, had coffe and orange juice to accompany it and bill was just over $20 including tip, excellent value as this kept me going till dinner!

Thank ShirazMerlot
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just wandering around Ghiriadelli Square and happened upon this Diner, after doing the road trip on Route 66 we had been lucky enough to experience a few diners, but this was the best ever, can't understand what the other reviewer was talking about, the day we went it was quite busy, very clean, the staff were great, we... More 

Thank Magnums2009
Wroclaw, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Far below expectations. The decor was nice but the local was almost empty and quite dirty. I couldn't feel any good food smell in the air. Furthermore, the waiter was a little bit drunk. Very unpleasant experience. I left the restaurant without ordering. Avoid!

Thank Acidov
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Searched high and low during my stay in the states for an authentic American Diner and this definitely fits the bill. Came in for breakfast. Lovely servers who seated us quickly. Served quickly from the HUGE menu. Food arrived reasonably quick - while we enjoyed a nice coffee. The food itself is excellent. Lots on the plate and all tasted... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first morning in SFO and Lori's is next door to our hotel. Had eggs & bacon, orange juice and coffee for $50 incl. tips. Service was very good and friendly and décor was interesting. If you want to pay $50 for breakfast it's a good place.

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Cafe, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

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


Open Hours
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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