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Pinecrest Diner

401 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1222
+1 415-885-6407
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (68 reviews)
“sourdough toast” (18 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
401 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1222
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Reviewed today

You know by the queues that this restaurant sells good food at reasonable prices but don't take my word for it. As long as you're prepared to queue for a short while you should try it yourselves.

Thank addanegg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went late at night and thankful that it was open. I’d recommend the breakfast options. My pastrami sandwich was lacking . We walked by several times in the morning though and saw long lines. Maybe they just do breakfasts better.

Thank TravelinTeresa84
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited Pinecrest for breakfast three times for breakfast and for dinner once during our 12 day vacation in San Francisco. On our first morning we baulked at the line waiting for a table, but a local passing by assured us 'it's a good place'. The...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're looking for a american neighborhood diner experience, then this is the place. Plates are large particularly the corn beef hash. You can also order refillable coffee. The Has brown is great, made in house.

Thank H C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just like we see n the movies. I was almost waiting for Dirty Harry to come in and join us for breakfast. The pace is fast and furious. Where these eateries fail in the UK is that they are understaffed. Here I counted at least...More

Thank theflyingdoctor
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pinecrest was 1/2 block away from our hotel...it has been there since 1969! Its a great diner for breakfast and reasonably priced! Fast and friendly service!

Thank Ann303
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was here at 5.30am for breakfast and it was good basic fare. Eggs, bacon, hash, sausage, toast and coffee for $15. Friendly fast service.

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick service with fantastic food. Been there at least 5 times during my stay and have not been disappointed even once.

Thank Laurel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food good service. What do you want. Oh yeah good value for your dollar. Really liked this diner. Loads of choice on the menu. So definitely something for everyone. The queue to get a table will confirm that. When I'm next in San Francisco...More

Thank Trevor R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here because of good reviews for good value, but although the prices were fair, the quality of the food was lacking a bit. The burger was bit dry and did not taste very good. Tuna salad was okay, really big not the best...More

Thank Jussi P
Union Square
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
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12 November 2017|
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. There isn't a lot of extra room in the diner and there is no outside eating area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-885-6407
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