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Lori's Diner

500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 981-1950
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Ranked #478 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Yakima
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Okay food, service is okay and price is alright. Nice looking place and in a great location. Ate there for breakfast and dinner, 2 meals out of 9 days.

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West Chester, PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went to the Powell Ave location. It was a very fun atmosphere complete with an entire Edsel inside! Food was served promptly and was very good.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A fun place to go for atmosphere and a step back in history. Set out like the traditional diner this had the WOW factor for a group of New Zealanders who really can't experience this at home. The food was good, certainly not fantastic but the environment made up for that. We loved our overall breakfast experience. It was fun... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great classic diner with counter service and tables as well. The staff were no non-sense but cordial and we were served immediately even though the place was very busy. Terrific omelets and hash browns. We wanted a well executed classic, American diner and they delivered. Highly recommended for those who appreciate the concept. You'll love it. Ultra picky, you should... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is a typical American diner, with typical diner food, as you see in the movies. Good service, nice kids menu. All the diner props.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We had a lot of fun at Lori's diner. Definitely a place to visit when you're in the city for wings and ginger ale for all you Grease fans. Bring friends, cameras and smiles.

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurant/cafe has atmosphere plus with memories of "The Fonze", Marilyn Munro. Meals too are great ...I must admit I never succeeded in getting through a full meal. The malts are second to none and the old-fashioned metal containers with a glass. Great memories. Thank you.

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Calgary, Canada
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144 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Nice surroundings and quick service but very average food at a considerable cost. Sure there must be many much better diners ......... Rob

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Whenever I'm in the City by the Bay, I always have breakfast here at least once. The 50s decor provides a great fun atmosphere. The food is good and always consistent. The service can be spotty depending on the day. Go early or there is a line out the door - especially on the weekends. I have had everything from... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Terrible service but fab decor and food! Soda floats are amazing! If you want an authentic fifties American diner go to a lori's!

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