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Sam's Diner

) #60 of 4,531 Restaurants in San Francisco $$ - $$$ American, Fusion,
1220 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4801
+1 415-626-1592
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“korean tacos” (23 reviews)
“burger” (24 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Fusion, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1220 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4801
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have been to Sam's for breakfast and dinner and each time lovely good server by friendly staff, reasonably priced well worth a visit

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the diner you want to go when you are in San Francisco. Prices are mid-avarage, but this city is not cheap. The burgers are great and the staff is friendly.

Thank stefanoAroma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After two weeks of travel I was in need of greens and the kale salad was actually pretty delicious. It was fresh with the right amount of crunch and the dressing was yummy.

1  Thank Kara H
Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy choice when staying at the Holiday Inn or the Whitcomb along Market and 8th. A friendly smart diner with all that you would expect...

1  Thank drdanielmacdonald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small diner that takes reservations only for three or more. Get there early for immediate seating either at a table or at the bar. Food is excellent!! Although service can sometimes be slow. Would recommend in a hearbeat!

Thank WIH220
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a 5 hour flight we couldn't wait to grab a bite and we found this place on TripAdvisor. It is in a diverse part of town, but was very nice inside with good service. Portions were generous and we enjoyed a variety of dishes...More

1  Thank Ellora19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dragged ourselves to Sam's once we had checked in to our Air BnB after traveling for 8+ hours. We were very hungry as all we had to eat were home made peanut butter and jam sandwiches on the plane. The service at Sam's was...More

Thank ATD4499
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some places think breakfast is eggs. Some places add French toast for variety. Sam's Diner has -- wait for it -- bacon-stuffed pancakes. What!! Chilaquiles. Loco moco. They're not messing around, and they serve it until 3 pm in the afternoon so there's no excuse....More

1  Thank edwardsmom24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You're not paying for the food. You're paying for the gimmick. Beware. We gave Sam's two try's. Dinner and breakfast. Both were pretty awful, but this is about our breakfast experience. No service for over five minutes. Waiter #1 came to us as an after...More

Thank E.E. C
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect way to end a Wondeful weekend with friends. We had such a Wondeful breakfast with yummy Bloody Mary's on a Sunday. It was even better when the chef came out to perfectly split and cut our egg in the whole breakfast....More

Thank edenalpert
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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Yes, please email us directly at 1220sams AT gmail Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
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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