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Sam's Diner

1220 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4801
+1 415-626-1592
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“korean tacos” (24 reviews)
“loco moco” (4 reviews)
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Korean, American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1220 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4801
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location for a pre-show bite if you love diner food. The large menu is packed with diner favorites. We all enjoyed our meals including my French Dip sandwich. Not amazing, but certainly well prepared and good portions. The room is fair size and diner...More

1  Thank MrGaucho1987
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a city know for it's classic diners, Sam's may be one of the best. It's located on a somewhat scruffy block of Market Street, but not far from theaters, Civic Center, Symphony Hall and the Opera House. It's a busy, crowded place, traditional diner...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We went to this place while staying at the Holiday Inn civic center around the corner and found it a convenient, very family type diner with really good breakfasts options like omelets, pancakes and hash browns, the eggs benedict (florentine) are great also. But what...More

Thank Ramon N
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My son and I stopped and shared an order of the Korean tacos as a mid day snack. They had a good combination of flavors. I thought prices were a little high, but it is San Francisco!

Thank FamilyOrganizer523
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We have never eaten better burgers! The Best burger the giant with avocado. We fully recommend this place in SFO:)

Thank Małgorzata M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I stay at the hotel across the road and this restaurant is our base camp for some time now. I can say they are consistent with the quality and service. This year it looks like they made some changes which are not as nice. The...More

Thank michaelfaitl
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Very good club sandwich. The tater tots were awesome! Clam chowder & potato salad just ok. But I'm from Monterey so I'm pretty spoiled when it comes to clam chowder. Very cool ambiance with autographed theater posters. I will come again.

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 25 July 2017 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 16 July 2017

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 14 July 2017 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
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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Nearby Attractions
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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
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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