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Lori's Diner

Union Square
American, Diner
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500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 981-1950
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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198 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped at Lori's after finding the restaurant we wanted to eat at was very busy. While the place looked a bit grungy we found the service to be good and the food surprisingly fresh and well composed. We noticed a lot of foreign visitors/tourists and found the prices to be fair.

Thank Shawn M
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very friendly wait staff. Helped us make great choices. Two of the kids had a short stack of pancakes and said they were the best they had ever eaten. Kids spaghetti was a whole plate of food with bread as well. The burgers were great. Avoid the philly cheesesteak not the right coast for this.

Thank Amy M
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Typical dinner food but with good quality. Not inexpensive though! In general, everything we ordered was to out liking. Service was good.

Thank drsvpatil
Riverside, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can't believe we stayed to eat after sitting down. The service was terrible, at best. We were not acknowledged for quite some time. I ordered an iced tea, and was brought a water. The floors were very dirty, and my feet squished food as I simply sat at the table. This place should be shut down by the health... More 

Thank M B
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved eating here. The serving was just right and they had a lot of courses to choose from :) Nice diner feel too :)

Thank Fiona H
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great breakfast. The hash browns were not liked by my husband but they were fine. We loved the atmosphere. Staff was friendly. Burgers were amazing. Fries are standard fare.

Thank Tracey S
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous breakfast, wonderful and friendly servers... We visited a few times for breakfast. The French toast is divine, the buttermilk pancakes fluffy and delicious.lori's country breakfast sets you up for the day. Great ambiance. Thank you!

Thank kat316
Nelson, New Zealand
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here twice. We came back a second time because the food was so good the first time. I had Loris vegan salad and also the roast turkey dinner. The vegan salad was fabulous and just what I felt like after a long flight. It had lots of fresh salad vege and chick peas and avacado. Roast turkey dinner... More 

Thank TirelessWorker
Sao Paulo
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200 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Contrary to some reviews, I found it expensive: French toast - wonderful - a blueberry cake and 2 lattes $40. It was good and decoration has a price, I suppose.

Thank marilena57
Westport, Connecticut
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218 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In search of a quick breakfast on our way to the airport we passed one of Lori's diners on Mason Street with a line out the door and the hood of a 50s Caddy protruding into the street. Another, at Powell and Sutter, was busy but not full. Half an Edsel sat inside. Coffee was in front of us in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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

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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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