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Lori's Diner

$$ - $$$
Union Square
American, Diner
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336 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1707
+1 415-392-8646
00:00 - 23:59
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked the typical American diner's ambiance. The service was relatively quick (not many other customers though), the food was nice, and the prices are normal for Sand Francisco. Do not have great expectations though. Remember that is just a diner.

Thank Katerina M
Bedford, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

...So delicious was the food and welcomed were we that we came here several times in our 5 day visit! We first noticed this place by way of a giant classic car sticking out of the window! Highlights: The milkshakes were soooo tasty and in a generous sized glass, the "cable car" pancakes were out of this world and the... More 

Thank Suzy C
Montclair, New Jersey
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pancakes, eggs any style, real corned beef hash and a great waiter served our group of 20 in a timely fashion. Nothing fancy but fine!

Thank GoodBrisket
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for breakfast. We sat a the counter and it was fun to watch how fast the cooks were preparing all the foods. The line is usually out the door but the service is fast so the wait time was minimal.

Thank EKeane
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Lori's dinner at least thrice during my recent trip to San Francisco. This particular outlet is closing down in January 2017 due to some leasing issues, but you are able to drop by another Lori's Diner just 7 minutes away from this one. Food portion was good and food served was delicious. Particularly loved the Chicken Alfredo and Meatball... More 

Thank afiqahsalim
Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an inoffensive, convenient and easy Xmas eve dinner. They sell beer and burgers at a fair price, which is what they advertise. There was a couple of seats available at the counter and we managed a couple of beers while watching the, cook our burgers. This wasn't an awesome burger or dining experience but you get what you... More 

Thank Billym33
Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One thing we love about SF is places like Lori's Diner! Great food, fast very friendly service and quality portions. Get you day started with a great traditional North American breakfast! Centrally located near union square area for access to all. We will be back at their new location on Sutter in the new year and probably one more time... More 

Thank Stephen H
Ayr, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to start a San Francisco day-great choice for breakfast, coffee top-ups with a smile, excellent value for money and a great buzz around the whole place.

Thank Ron E
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wandering around all day on a holiday (Christmas Eve) - I was worried about finding somewhere to eat. Lori's was just what the doctor ordered or should I say What Santa ordered. As a single diner - I wandered past a line of families and sat at the counter. The place was hop'n and I was still greeted quickly, ordered... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived quite late in San Francisco and were looking for somewhere close to the hotel for somewhere to eat dinner when we were fortunate enough to find Lori's Diner not very far from Union Square San Francisco. Even though the city was incredibly busy given that it was late on Christmas Eve we were very fortunate to secure the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1707
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-392-8646

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