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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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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
brill cherry cokes ,

service was friendly helpful. great look American diner .If you come out of francis drake hotel turn right and you will see loris diner. try this out .

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
sharon p
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newcastle upon tyne
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It's a diner! If you're a UK tourist looking for food on your first night in SF then this hits the spot. Just like the telly and the movies. Ha ha. Food was hot and filling. Service barely reached a genuine smile but we were tired and jet lagged and just needed food.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

service was friendly helpful. great look American diner .If you come out of francis drake hotel turn right and you will see loris diner. try this out .

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Decorated like an old diner, the food is home cooking with breakfast served all day. Good burgers, malts. A quick meal.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We gave this place a visit after taking the Hyde streetcar to the end. I thought it might look like a few other 50's / 60's diners with a few replica items but this place had a number of interesting things and a car! Our server was very attentive and friendly. We didn't eat too much but what we did... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great food, quick service, decent prices. This is a great place for breakfast in the 60's ambiance. A close walk from most of the hotels by Union Square!

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Newman, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This corner restaurant was very charming. We loved the decor. The staff was friendly and service was good. Our dinner was very good. We'll return when in the neighborhood

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Chappaqua, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

fun antiques and music all around. Good solid diner food with good service. Right on cable car route

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Average diner food - omelet, hash browns and so on - but it was four AM, I was a bit annoyed as it was downtown prices, $20 for my meal. Very attentive service, very good coffee, I would go back. And it is open 24/7.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Had breakfast there and was amazed by the quality of the food and the authenticity of the whole place. The staff was really great and assertive!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Lori's has a wide variety of menu items, something to please any appetite. The retro decor is very nostalgic. I ordered a patty melt which was very good, as was the cole slaw that came with it. I sampled one of my friend's onion rings which were very crispy and tasty.

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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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