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Lori's Diner

500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 981-1950
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Ranked #503 of 4,936 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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Warrington, PA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

BLT with almost burnt toast, subpar chicken fingers, dreadful rock hard pop corn chicken, soggy fries. Too many good diners in SF, don't put this one on your list!

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Columbus, OH
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I walked into this diner and was immediately greeted by a waiter and brought both a menu and a cup of coffee. That’s a good start! They offered a good selection for breakfast. I order the California Omelet and fruit. They had a mix of fruit, and I asked for mostly strawberries and cantaloupe. The waiter delighted me by providing... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

it's a diner - but has great 50's decor, including an Edsel, working pin ball machines and lots of old 50's era touches.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Lori's for breakfast on our first morning and we weren't disappointed. Ok, so the quality of the food may not have been the best we could have found but it tasted good and we loved the retro surroundings. Our server was friednly and attentive, the portions was generous, the coffee flowed and it set us... More

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Milan, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I had breakfast in this super cute diner in the heart of San Francisco, one block from Union Square. This is really what an American diner is expected to be! Food is delicious, prices are good and waiters are kind and helpful. Very good place to have breakfast and I'm sure also lunch or dinner!

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glasgow
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I was sucked in with all the positive reviews on here but was really disappointed! I only gave it 2 notches as 1 the service was good and the 2nd the milk shake was good! But unfortunately the rest of the meal was awful the potatoe skins where burnt the mozzarella sticks was under cooked and the marinara sauce was... More

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Cameron Park, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

There are several of these located in the city-- we went to the one on Sutter Street-- not far from Union Square. Great decorations-- old Werlitzer juke boxes, old radios, old photos, there is even an Edsel car in this place! The ambience is 1950's, the service and food were GREAT, and very fairly priced!! Open 24 hours, you know... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We were in SF for three days as part of a tour of the USA. We decided to pop in to this diner for a coffee (me and my wife) and a sundae / float (two teenage kids). The young Asian waiter took our order and was quite pleasant but within a minute a waitress (his boss??) came over and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Went there for breakfast on 3 occasions during our stay, great service, mostly friendly staff, really good food. Does get packed at certain times so you may have to wait a bit for a table, but that shows you how good it is.

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Nervesa della Battaglia, Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere, it matches perfectly the expectations a foreigner like me has of an American diner. The menu offers you great choice opportunity from burgers to salads to anything you fancy. Good portions and prices. Friendly service. Keep it up!

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