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Lori's Diner

$$ - $$$
Union Square
American, Diner
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500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1107
(415) 981-1950
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Open now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Palm Springs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are several locations and you get a good value meal here. However, it really isn't much more than a coffee shop in terms of the meals. I ate there twice for breakfast and lunch. Especially good for breakfast. Service is good, although the lady at the cash register seemed more interested in texting and drinking her coffee than taking... More 

Thank RugglesTravel
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 886 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

my partner and I were staying at the cartwright . returning to hotel after night out this place was open. staff very attentive. they even coped with a wandering bloke who came in off the street professionally. staff very attentive. food hot good and tasty. great surroundings. we ate there in the evening then returned for breakfast which was fantastic.... More 

Thank enncle
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is so expensive. The quality of the food is not the best for such prices. Tip of 18% was included in the bill. We would prefer to pay the tip according to the service.

Thank Fran B
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of my first night's at the Union Square Marriott, I worked until 11:00PM. Marriott had stopped food service to the bar, Tommy the Barkeeper told me to go to Lori's. (Right across the street on Union & Powell) I ate there that night and make it a point to eat there each time I go back. Good old, American... More 

Thank Jim M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here for breakfast one morning. Only 1 party in front of us so we were seated quickly. Fantastic atmosphere of old fashioned American dine. 59 Edsel and large HMV dog, along with a Wurlitzer made for a great background. Food was good, coffee was excellent. Would love to go back next time we're in town.

Thank travellingwilbury64
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we had breakfast, good american style food, the place is just like going in a time machine back to the 1950`s. worth a visit.

Thank Ofir A
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The children loved it and we all had a nice time. We needed some time to study the interior before we could have a look at the menu! It is both worth going. Best milkshakes in town

Thank Frederique J
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was not impressed with the food or service at his restaurant near Union Square. Could be described as a "greasy food joint".

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Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lori's is open 24/7 and is right on the corner of Powell and Sutter. The menu is comprehensive with a variety of "diner" selections. They do serve beer/wine. The waitstaff are pleasant and efficient. Lots of seating - counter and booths.

Thank MuseumMom57
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On a popular corner very close to Union Square. I wasn't sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised when we lakes in and were seated. The decor is classic 60'd style. The red sparkle leather booths, classic Ford car parked inside, Elvis mannequin playing a guitar as soon as you walk in, great antique cash register, gas pump and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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 94102-1107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: (415) 981-1950

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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