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Sam's Diner

1220 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4801
+1 415-626-1592
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“korean tacos” (24 reviews)
“loco moco” (5 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Korean, American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1220 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sam's Diner proved popular, but not for any gastronomic reasons. The food was notedly average, without any 'Diner' ambiance.

Thank rokkap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here before a SFSO concert. The place is small, but the wait was not long, even on a Friday evening. We both had the chicken pesto sandwich, which was very good, as were the fries. We had a slice of...More

Thank Hik3r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to pop in and have breakfast, very accommodating for the fussier eaters amongst us, more than happy to take special requests.

Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quick service, nice food. The coke was a bit odd though - tasted like water! But other than that, a perfectly fine diner.

Thank Rebecky13
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We went there right before seeing Aladdin. The service was impeccable. The server and busser was so attentive to our table. We got our food really quick. They were very accommodating. The food was just okay. The Korean beef tacos were amazing, but the rest...More

Thank DaliaN428
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Slow service. Hostes sat at her station eating breakfast. ..There were 2 orders of bacon. Both ordered extra crispy, both came out like soggy Canadian bacon. Also they ran out of Bloody Mary mix on a Sunday morning- AND there was a bartender ? Quick...More

Thank dkdd3
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Old fashioned in a good way. Service was excellent without being to overpowering. the waiter looked like he was wearing his bigger brothers suit but was very attentive. lots of choice on the menu which was all cooked fresh. I had veal which was very...More

Thank john k
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This place has a little of everything and we haven't tried anything that wasn't delicious. The fresh squeezed orange juice in the mimosa is such a nice touch. The loco moco is incredible and everything is prepared fresh.

Thank Mr_Wright_916
Reviewed 10 October 2017

My husband, teenaged grandson, and I stopped at Sam's for lunch prior to a 2:00 pm performance at the Opera House. Two things influenced our choice: location (not a lot of restaurants to choose from on Sunday afternoon that are close to the Opera House)...More

Thank Marie D
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We arrived mid afternoon on Sunday, one table occupied, and we were told to grab any table we'd like. Then we waited literally five minutes before someone else brought us a menu. Seriously? The food was good: grilled chicken with caramelized onions on rye with...More

Thank kcdenman
Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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9 March 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Civic Center
  • Neighbourhood: Civic Center
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-1592
  • E-mail
We are an "All American Diner" serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with generous Happy Hours from 3-5pm. On weekdays. We focus on offering high homemade quality comfort food with reasonable price and use fresh local organic produce to enhance the flavors of our food. At SAMS you are not only a customer but you are a part of our family. Feeding your stomach and your soul on Market St. This is your home away from home!
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