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Lori's Diner

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Neighbourhood:
Union Square
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500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1107
+1 415-981-1950
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00:00 - 23:59
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Horsham, West Sussex
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a dining establishment with lots of character, thanks to the retro theming. We could only manage to get seats at the counter, but the food was tasty with good size portions (as you come to expect in America). Service was friendly too. It's probably a place that has to be done once, but I don't feel the need... More 

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Bethpage, New York
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here while on a business trip for breakfast. I ordered the pancakes and they were ok, nothing special - prices are high for the small portion sizes. Went once but I don't think I would feel the need to go again.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was good... portions were HUGE....food was decent..a great place for a quick dinner. ..conveniently located in Union Square.

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This diner was across the street from our hotel and was a great daily bargain for breakfast or lunch. Americana food and good coffee at a great price. Nothing fancy. The burgers taste like burgers!!

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Thank MrsTG2013
Oslo, Norway
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me and my dad ate a burger each for lunch. The burger looked and tasted amazing. The milkshake tasted amazing as well. The diner looked like a typical, American diner with red leather seats and great service.

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Thank Felix K
Pennsylvania
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304 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The TA reviews showed 4 of 5 stars so thought we would give it a try. The waitress was slow, the food really wasn't good at all and then we spotted a 2" cockroach (not exaggerating) climbing the wall from what looked to be some trash on the pizza-side of the restaurant. We watched him go up the wall, hang... More 

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Thank Rob K
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98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We dropped in here for lunch after a long flight from Australia and the waitress was lovely and friendly. She was very understanding and helpful. The food was tasty and just what we needed and wanted. Would highly recommend.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for breakfast twice on a weeks visit to San Francisco and both times there were queues for tables. The breakfast was tasty, milkshakes delicious and on the second visit we were served by Kathy who was lovely. Can't comment on other food they do but the breakfast was brilliant.

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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Late night after seeing a band and wanting to grab some grub we hit Lori's and were not dissapointed, Elvis was there...true....yummy apply pie, decent buffalo wings and bacon filled potato skins just to induce a heart attack 😀... also decent bottled beer, great set up

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting two days earlier & had an ok breakfast with a nice waiter. We decided To go again. Huge mistake. Before I go on you've got to appreciate this is a tourist hotspot which is living on past reputations a place I had very very fond memories of a few years ago. Today was a disaster we were seated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-981-1950

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Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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