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Lori's Diner

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Union Square
American, Pizza, Cafe, Diner
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500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 981-1950
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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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
Good for breakfast

Very busy, but an excellent breakfast. Decent service. Fun atmosphere. Would eat here again, especially for the desserts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Robin V
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Union square is quite pricey for eating out so if you want good food at reasonable prices then I recommend this place. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wide selection to choose from. The service was always quick and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Got here at the right time. Crazy how fast people lined up to wait at this little diner. Locals that came in ordered the spaghetti. Next trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very busy, but an excellent breakfast. Decent service. Fun atmosphere. Would eat here again, especially for the desserts.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

- Pancakes were served cold + Orange juice was served cold! - Sausage was served cold - Omelet was small and sparsely packed with ingredients + Decor and vibe was fun - Meal was expensive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

2 am burger and shake after winning a theater award. Best burger, fries and shake I've had in years!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lori's diner makes a really good burger. I got the cheeseburger and it was wonderful! The potato salad is good too! I got that instead of the fríes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely early morning breakfast for 4. Seated promptly and served very quickly. Excellent service, unlimited coffee and super food - 2x pancakes, speciality omelette plus amazing Mexican style omelette (5/5). Milkshake was enormous. Lovely 50's style theme. Reasonable price for the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It IS a diner, so you know what to expect. Service is quick and efficient. The mocha coffee and the apple pie were especially good. Hamburgers dishes are huge. OK for a late bite, when the rest of the places are already closed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Stopped in for a late night pizza while in San Fran on business. We had eleven in our party so we knew it would be difficult to all sit together. We wanted to find a place near our hotel that was inexpensive, convenient, and of course tasty. The restaurant was quite busy but we saw several tables together so we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went for breakfast because it was close to our hotel. Food was just ok, including the coffee. Had trouble getting a second cup of coffee and it wasn't that busy. Cost was $67 for three of us. Will try somewhere else tomorrow.

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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>  > Union Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Cafe, Diner

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Cafe, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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