Lori's Diner

★★★★☆
  • 149 Powell St

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Cross street: at O'Farrell

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  • 415-677-9999

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Good old fashioned diner food at reaseanable prices.
The prices are especially appreciated at the union square loscation where all the other joints are rather expensive.
Good service.

5
★★★★★

Good old fashioned diner food at reaseanable prices.
The prices are especially appreciated at the union square loscation where all the other joints are rather expensive.
Good service.

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We always have a great time at Lori's. The breakfast is always good and the staff is willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have what you want. Lunch is fun and always enjoyable. The last of the old school diners with a current twist.

4
★★★★☆

We always have a great time at Lori's. The breakfast is always good and the staff is willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have what you want. Lunch is fun and always enjoyable. The last of the old school diners with a current twist.

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The decor is 50's with jukeboxes, pictures, and furnishings to match the era. The food is on the greasy side but staisfactory. It was also one of the only nearby places we could find that opened late in the evening. We were hungry and the food was filling. The service was pretty good.

3
★★★☆☆

The decor is 50's with jukeboxes, pictures, and furnishings to match the era. The food is on the greasy side but staisfactory. It was also one of the only nearby places we could find that opened late in the evening. We were hungry and the food was filling. The service was pretty good.

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Lori's is a fun, bustling restaurant with a kitchy-cool 50's diner theme. It's always crowded with lively Union Square shoppers. They have a great selection on the menu (your standard American fare - burgers, sandwiches, shakes, etc), and everything I've had has been good but not exceptional. Good sit-down places are hard to find in this busy section of downtown, and this is a great little restaurant to have a cheap and tasty mid-shopping meal. DEFINITELY much better than the Betty Boop diner a few doors down, which I would not recommend

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★★★★☆

Lori's is a fun, bustling restaurant with a kitchy-cool 50's diner theme. It's always crowded with lively Union Square shoppers. They have a great selection on the menu (your standard American fare - burgers, sandwiches, shakes, etc), and everything I've had has been good but not exceptional. Good sit-down places are hard to find in this busy section of downtown, and this is a great little restaurant to have a cheap and tasty mid-shopping meal. DEFINITELY much better than the Betty Boop diner a few doors down, which I would not recommend

Pros: fun vibe, fast service, good food, low pricing

Cons: your standard diner experience, food not as good as Mel's

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Standard diner items offered in an ambience of 50s Americana. Food is tasteless but the portions are large.

Staff is energetic and friendly. Chain has several California locations

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★★☆☆☆

Standard diner items offered in an ambience of 50s Americana. Food is tasteless but the portions are large.

Staff is energetic and friendly. Chain has several California locations

Pros: Large portions; Americana ambience

Cons: Tasteless food; chain heterogeneity

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The restaurant is decorated as a diner and is very nice. The food is about the worst breakfast I have had in a long time. It was very expensive. $30 for a diner breakfast was WAY too much for this place.

PROS: Lousy food
CONS: Expensive

2
★★☆☆☆

The restaurant is decorated as a diner and is very nice. The food is about the worst breakfast I have had in a long time. It was very expensive. $30 for a diner breakfast was WAY too much for this place.

PROS: Lousy food
CONS: Expensive

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Not all Lori's Diners are created equal: this one is the best! It has awesome breakfast, awesome burgers, and super-awesome shakes. The nostalgic 1950's style atmosphere is really fun, and the waiters and waitresses wear cute retro uniforms and are friendly and fast. And after your meal, you can play it up with all their retro pinball machines! A fun and delicious time had by all!
And when I say romantic under pros, I mean in a cute going-on-a-date-and-sharing-a-milkshake kind of way.

2
★★★★★

Not all Lori's Diners are created equal: this one is the best! It has awesome breakfast, awesome burgers, and super-awesome shakes. The nostalgic 1950's style atmosphere is really fun, and the waiters and waitresses wear cute retro uniforms and are friendly and fast. And after your meal, you can play it up with all their retro pinball machines! A fun and delicious time had by all!
And when I say romantic under pros, I mean in a cute going-on-a-date-and-sharing-a-milkshake kind of way.

Pros: delicious, good price, friendly

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This is a great place for standard American food. The decor is retro 50's and each table has a jukebox. There is one location that is open 24 hours. There is a decent amount of vegetarian options.

4
★★★★☆

This is a great place for standard American food. The decor is retro 50's and each table has a jukebox. There is one location that is open 24 hours. There is a decent amount of vegetarian options.

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Didn't have a good first impression of this Lori's Diner location. My friend and I sat waiting to be seated, only to have staff pass us by, until 5 minutes later, someone approaches us and asks us if we were waiting for a seat. I mean, why else would we be sitting there?? Anyway, she apologized and seated us. I ordered the salmon fillet, which I thought was delicious. You might want to have the basil dressing on the side. Nice atmosphere and I think it's a good place for families with kids. Beware the stairs.

1
★★★☆☆

Didn't have a good first impression of this Lori's Diner location. My friend and I sat waiting to be seated, only to have staff pass us by, until 5 minutes later, someone approaches us and asks us if we were waiting for a seat. I mean, why else would we be sitting there?? Anyway, she apologized and seated us. I ordered the salmon fillet, which I thought was delicious. You might want to have the basil dressing on the side. Nice atmosphere and I think it's a good place for families with kids. Beware the stairs.

Pros: value, food, atmosphere

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Ate breakfast at Lori's every day for 5 days. Service and food at all three locations in downtown SF were excellent. Food came out 5 minutes after ordered - no lie! Great value.

2
★★★★☆

Ate breakfast at Lori's every day for 5 days. Service and food at all three locations in downtown SF were excellent. Food came out 5 minutes after ordered - no lie! Great value.

Pros: food, service

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Fun atmoshpere, great burgers and the most fabulous vanilla shake I've had in a very very long time.

2
★★★★★

Fun atmoshpere, great burgers and the most fabulous vanilla shake I've had in a very very long time.

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Great burgers, fries, shakes, appetizers, and love the diner atmosphere.

2
★★★★★

Great burgers, fries, shakes, appetizers, and love the diner atmosphere.

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Bay Area diner chain keeps the spirit of the 50s alive with rock-and-roll memorabilia and value-priced, all-American breakfasts, burgers and desserts.

 

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