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Sam's Diner

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1220 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4801
+1 415-626-8590
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06:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Las Vegas
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy, just good food at a reasonable price. Service was fast and the staff were great. The burgers were big, so come hungary

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Cordoba, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for lunch and we ordered Mexican food. My girlfriend couldn't eat spicy so we asked for the spicy sauce on the side. When the waitress brought the food, the sauce was mixed with the meal and they re done it without issues. The waitress was good and the food too.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Opposite our hotel, quick service and provides good breakfasts, didn't have any other meals there so can't comment on those. Yummy hash browns!

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Katy, Texas
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant and loved it. Just had eggs and bacon the first morning but we went back and tried some of their specialties, very very good. I ordered eggs with Chorizo over verde sauce and chips it was fantastic, highly recommended.

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Canberra, Australia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had breakfast at Sam's on two of our three mornings in San Francisco - our hotel was across the street, but it would have been worth coming here from across town!! The service is excellent and the staff were always very cheerful and friendly. The breakfast menu was extensive but I had the Dirty Harry omelet both times, and... More 

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I enjoyed the breakfast very much. Very large portions, on the higher price side. Excellent fast WiFi!

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Thank Andreas K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Came to the city for a friend's wedding and stayed at a hotel off 9th Street. We took a 14 min walk and found Sam's Diner. We arrived just in time to grab a table before the rush came. I saw a woman at the next table who had ordered a breakfast sandwich that looked pretty awesome and was served... More 

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swindon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very busy 6.30pm-8pm, if a theatre show on, along the way. We picked this place as there were people stood outside queuing and it is my wife’s name, weak I know, but that’s it. Before queuing, you need to go inside and put your name down. In the queue were people who regularly used it, so we did make a... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

While on a recent trip, we tried Sam's for breakfast and liked it very much. Food quality was wonderful and the price was quite affordable. Will visit again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice place for breakfast and lunch! I tried the "The Giants Burger" which is very tasty and filling. Refill coffee and good pancakes as well. Good recommendation!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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: +1 415-626-8590
Description
We are an "All American Diner" serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with generous Happy Hours from 3-6 p.M. 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Civic Center

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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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