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500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 981-1950
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Ranked #625 of 4,980 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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Ayr, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I cant fault the food at all. Its reasonably priced and portion sizes are decent. Sadly a few members of staff (when I visited) were surly and abrupt. I would visit again though

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Goose Green, Falkland Islands
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A classic american diner experience, however the 24hr opening may have taken its toll on the cleanliness of the walls; the wall on my booth was splattered with food/drink. Food was OK, the eggs benedict was nice and the hash brown was OK although could have done with a touch more cooking. Free refils on the coffee brought me back... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had breakfast here several times. The service was always good, and the prices very reasonable. I found the staff to be very friendly and courteous.

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went there for breakfast a couple of times and it truly is a fantastic blast from the past - a proper 50;s diner with good food, my only issue with this company is that when they bring you the bill they circle a part on the bill which gives an example of tipping, they ask for 18% or 20%... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great place to have a burger in a fifties setting. Banana milkshake is a classic. We were happy to find this place, close to our hotel, after a long intercontinental flight. Would go there again.

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Oakhurst, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great location, and open 24 x 7. The new pizzeria was exceptionally neat and clean, but the pizza itself was mediocre considering the price. Choices limited.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It can be hard to satisfy the whole family when travelling with picky teenagers. Lori's Diner had a great selection and something for everyone. Breakfast kept us going for a busy day of sightseeing, everyone enjoyed their meals. Loved the bustling atmosphere. Kids were very happy to see a Lori's Diner at SFO airport when we flew home.

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Melbourne
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We came across this delightful little diner around the corner from our Bush Street accommodation in San Francisco. The chowder is excellent, the best I could find on my recent clam chowder hunt in San Francisco. For some reason unknown by staff, their chowder is only available on Fridays. We once before went on a chowder hunt in Tasmania Australia... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were looking for breakfast a real US diner in central SF after the long flight from the UK. Due to jet lag we were looking for early opening too! This 24 hour diner is perfect - just what we were looking for. Classic american breakfast / shakes / coffee, in a quirky retro setting. Service was fine - the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had breakfast, went with the eggs/pancakes/toast/ etc. I ordered a lot and the waitress told me not to, but I did anyway. They didnt screw up breakfast. Enough said. Coffee was standard drip.

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Additional Information about Lori's Diner

Address: 500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (415) 981-1950
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers

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