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Lori's Diner

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Fisherman’s Wharf
American, Hamburgers, Diner
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900 N Point St, Ste J101, San Francisco, CA 94109-1182
415-409-1950
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  • 53
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A bit of a disappointment……...

To start off I'm rounding up on the 3 out of 5 possible. This place really deserves a 2 1/2 in my opinion. View is nice, location I think can't be beat, though service was lackluster, and the food quality was so so. My son had pancakes with sausage, bacon and a side scrambled egg. His pancakes... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Roy S
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Naperville, Illinois, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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The OC, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

In a city that takes pride in it's food, Lori's is a big disappointment. Everything we had was frozen, and tasted like it. In a city where there are SO many great restaurants, this was a disappointment. I remember that the food was much better years ago. 1 point for the food, another for the view, but that's it. The... More 

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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72 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

To start off I'm rounding up on the 3 out of 5 possible. This place really deserves a 2 1/2 in my opinion. View is nice, location I think can't be beat, though service was lackluster, and the food quality was so so. My son had pancakes with sausage, bacon and a side scrambled egg. His pancakes were ok, sausage... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This diner has a great location in the Ghirardelli complex, so some tables have excellent views of the Bay. That was what I wanted, so I didn't mind that the food was just average. In a city with amazing sourdough bread, I was expecting more from my sandwich. That and the coleslaw were very like what I've had at chains... More 

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San Diego, CA, United States
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108 reviews 108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The best think about Lori's diner is that it is open 24 hours. There are a couple of locations downtown. There is usually a small wait. Our waitress basically ignored us for about 20 minutes until I was ready to get up and walk out. I had the open roast beef sandwich and probably would have been better breaking out... More 

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Millville, DE
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143 reviews 143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a 50's retro joint with a great view of the Bay but the red decor may give some a headache After a week in SF, you cannot stand the thought of another big meal so we chose Lori's. for a small meal with cherry cokes. The food was average and the service was average but it hit the... More 

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Coulsdon, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had a cheeseburger and chips. It was no better than Wimpy. Totally regrettable, hopefully forgettable. The views might be good, but don't be lulled into eating here. Go elsewhere and enjoy the views some other way.

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Apple Valley
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This diner is tucked into Ghiradelli Square and I'm surprised it's there. It took them awhile to seat us and take our order. I feel as if they're understaffed, but that's not the problem. The problem lies in the quality of food. The hamburger was tasteless, as if it hadn't been seasoned and the fries were greasy. My wife has... More 

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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Good for breakfast but be sure to use the coupon (20% off) available in the bay city guide - they are in a box at the bottom of the steps by the diner. Take one up with you!!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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45 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have been here several times over the years - mostly because we enjoy sitting outside where the views are great. The food is ok, but quite expensive. Service can be good depending on the waiter on duty - we've had very good service and very rude service. Will probably go back because of the location - but the food... More 

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Ukiah, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I guess there was a reason a diner in Ghirardelli Square was not busy on a Sunday...it was just OK, nothing great by any menas. Service only marginal, food was edible, but nothing special. While $60 for lunch for 3 is not horrible in SF, it just was a flat feeling experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 900 N Point St, Ste J101, San Francisco, CA 94109-1182
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: 415-409-1950

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Diner

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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