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Sparky's Diner

242 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1311
+1 415-626-8666
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good5%
  • Average39%
  • Poor36%
  • Terrible15%
5 Jan 2016
“Avoid at all costs”
27 Mar 2015
“worth a late night visit”
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American, Diner
242 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1311
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

The service is terrible. They do not come to your table very often. We were not able to experience the food due to the waiter forgetting to place our order. We only found out because after 30 minutes we had to approach the counter and...More

Thank dinosaur205
Reviewed 27 March 2015

after all the clubs have closed you would come to this place to be well fed: Sparky's won't fail you.it's all pretty standard for a diner but it does not feel any mainstream like others more central....the people behind the counter are also very nice,...More

Thank Curiositeam
Reviewed 9 April 2014

after flying all day and not wanting to cook - this was a good diner choice - nachos were plentiful and turkey burger was over sized

Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

Nice little diner in a trendy area. Great chocolate milkshake, decent omelets. We were there during late afternoon and had the place to ourselves, a great place to sit and chat and sip coffee. Service was good.

Thank herone
Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

Arrived at 3:00am. Was seated at 3:15, got our meal just after 4. Overpriced dinners, poor service. The place was slow, there was no reason the order should have taken so long. Ordered the meatloaf, it was poor. Fries were bland but friends enjoyed their...More

Thank DoubleCruxed
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Food is awful- Kitchen looks like a cyst pool, I have seen cleaner portable toilets at public events than what this place has!! The Dining area is shockingly dirty, This place should be a lab for bacteria growth and disease control because any bacteria, disease,...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 29 June 2013

We went here because we needed food after a long, long day of walking around the city and these folks are open 24 hours. I didn't have very high expectations. My biscuits and gravy was actually pretty darn good, in fact I'd place it in...More

Thank NYhitchhiker
Reviewed 13 February 2013 via mobile

Best late night food! Great after the bars. Dont go there any other time. Fun to mingle and keep the party going when your drunk. Typical diner food, but more limited. Milk shakes are great!

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Not glamorous to look at by any standards but the service was excellent, the staff attentive and the food was great. We stopped here for breakfast. Impressed by the value for money. Well worth a visit if you are a little off the usual tourist...More

Thank Kemper_Forbes
Reviewed 16 August 2012

We ordered two different breakfast meals. The place was not busy (clue). Both dishes were intolerable. One dish was huevos rancheros which apparently means to simply put each different item on the plate, not mixed. The other was a simple eggs over easy with pancakes....More

Thank TheLadyDina
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 AM
5:00 PM - 5:00 AM
5:00 PM - 5:00 AM
5:00 PM - 5:00 AM
5:00 PM - 5:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-8666
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