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“Great coffee, food, & service! Try the fresh squeezed OJ!”
Review of Sam's Diner

Sam's Diner
Ranked #181 of 6,272 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 10 - USD 25
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Civic Centre
Description: We are an "All American Diner" serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7days a week. 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!
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.

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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) and a 4.2 rating on TripAdvisor. All of us were disappointed with the food and service. The vegetarian burrito had too much rice and very little cheese, salsa, chile verde, etc. The server was indifferent and my grandson never did get any ketchup for his fries. The automatically added gratuity irritated me. We won't be returning.

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Thank Marie D
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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 Swiss, fries on the side. It's clean, it's nice, it's good. It's somewhere between average and very good. It's convenient and our server was attentive.

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Thank kcdenman
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Sam's is a great choice for a pre-theater meal if you have evening tickets or a post-show meal if you have matinee tickets. The portions are good and the prices are reasonable. The service is good and efficient as they are used to people needing to get in an out and on to the show. It is also one of the few places that serves breakfast down in this area. They usually have a few selections on a separate menu that are "themed" to whatever show if playing. They do take reservations on for times that are close to the start of the shows, but they won't hold them for more than a few minute because of the line that forms. They also have service at the bar if all of the tables are full, but those fill quickly as well. We will definitely be going back.

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Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Food and service was good, but smell! Smell in cafe was awful. Like after 10 liters of Chlorine. Do not recommend it.

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