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Lori's Diner

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Union Square
American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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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
Most recent review
comfort food

We had a table of 7 at 9:30 at night. We received great service, great food at a great price. The food was typical diner fare, burger hot dogs, chilli, meatloaf etc. It was great

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Bnatali
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Canberra, Australia
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Canberra, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a table of 7 at 9:30 at night. We received great service, great food at a great price. The food was typical diner fare, burger hot dogs, chilli, meatloaf etc. It was great

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

First- the service is friendly and prompt. They are open 24 hours is a plus. Food quality average...I should have walked a little further-but hunger won out.

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast three times at Lori's during our stay. Food is very good, served quickly, and the servers are bright and friendly (hostess was an old grump). The diner is packed with vintage relics from the 19th century, including an Edsel! Lori's is a nice alternative to the outrageously expensive Union Square Hotel breakfasts. Huge portions. Bring a big... More 

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california
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If you want diner food, Lori's is it. I ordered the fish and chips, and had the best coleslaw that I have ever had. I was not going to eat the fries, but they were not greasy at all so I tried them and they were fine, and the 3 pieces of fish were not greasy either. I forgot to... More 

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Albany, New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The service was great here - the waitresses were cheerful and attentive We were seated right away for a late breakfast. Neat old-time diner atmosphere. The portions were huge, the food was pretty good. I had the taco omelette and it was definitely tasty. We also had an enormous bowl of fruit - which was super fresh. I'd probably go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food and service were good. Again, a bit pricey for breakfast. the 50's décor is fun to see. Good location.

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Cambridgeshire
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Huge portions, great service. Very busy but worth waiting for a table. Good for breakfast, Lunch or dinner. Opens late.

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had breakfast here on a number of occasions whilst visiting San Francisco. Great fun, great service and food good too. We loved the fifties cars and memorabilia. Would advise getting there early if you have a full day of sight seeing planned as it does get busy.

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Illinois US
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stopped in for a no hassle and quick lunch. Service was prompt and efficient. A chicken salad sandwich did not seem very cold and a side of chili was not hot and was sent back to be heated. An omelete was okay, unimaginative. Union Square prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Fifties Diner like atmosphere with cool antiques including an Edsel - loved the club sandwich! Very clean staff very attentive and polite.

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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, Diner, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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