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Lori's Diner

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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, Late Night, 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
Very good milkshakes

We only visited for two takeaway milkshakes, a strawberry and a banana, they were very good and used real fruit, much more organic than the standard milkshakes many places sell that are laden with sugar and too sweet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Gary H
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Fife
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Lansing, Michigan
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were swayed to eat here by the 20% coupon from our hotel, but it wasn't worth the discount. Our waitress was friendly enough, but the whole place just seemed a little dirty. I saw a sticky strip near our table (after we'd ordered) that had numerous cockroaches on it. If that wasn't enough, my daughter ordered a milkshake and... More 

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Fife
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We only visited for two takeaway milkshakes, a strawberry and a banana, they were very good and used real fruit, much more organic than the standard milkshakes many places sell that are laden with sugar and too sweet.

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Fenton, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

great atmosphere, reasonable prices for San Fran. Kid friendly menu such as pancakes, burgers, and fries. Quick service. Food average.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

After a long day traveling to San Francisco, we were ready for some comfort food. Lori's was a friendly spot near Union Square, perfect for burgers, salads, milkshakes and ice cream desserts. Loved the 50's music and decor.

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Cary, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is decorated nicely as a nostalgic diner with typical diner food. I came here for breakfast and ordered the classic -- 2 eggs over easy, sausage. It came with 4 sausage links (small kind), toast, and hash browns. The food is OK but greasy. The service is efficient and friendly. But it was EXPENSIVE! I know we are... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Liked the idea of a 1950's diner but Lori's failed to deliver much other than the red seated booths and a 1950s car in the restaurant. Atmopshere was lacking, service was average, as was the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Loris Diner on the corner of Sutter and Power is a great place for breakfast. I ordered two poached eggs on toast. It came with a hash brown an inch and half thick bacon toast tomatoes and lots more. Good price and the service was snappy. Great decor of a 1950s diner including car.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a good spot to spot in during the late night/early morning hours. Rather the only place, but other than the weirdo's at that hour, the food is pretty decent. However the staff is very attentive or helpful. Great place to indoor people watch.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent family restaurant!! We stumbled upon this place when we were looking for a place to grab lunch. It was pretty busy....we got our food pretty quick. We ordered the bacon cheesburger and shared it. The portions were great! The service was excellent as well! I would recommend this place!

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Weston super Mare, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here on several occasions and it's always consistent. I like the atmosphere, decor and the wide range of dishes. There's always something that appeals. I usually go for lunch and a cheeky glass of wine. This time I had fish and chips which arrived promptly and was hot and tasty. Nothing is too much trouble for the friendly... More 

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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