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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 good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“korean tacos” (26 reviews)
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“pancakes” (24 reviews)
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Korean, American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1220 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4801
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for breakfast and dinner. The two times were perfect. Food was really good and the waiter are so nice :) Burritos are huge, better to share one if not really really hungry.

Thank Jet714242
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sam's was just across the street from where I stayed at the Hotel Whitcomb, I had the beef bulgogi sandwich and thought it was excellent. My friends had breakfast here and raved about it.

Thank rjjaxel
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

2 minutes walk from the hotel is this little gem of a diner. Korean and American mixed in a perfect harmony. Nice and clean place where everybody will feel welcome. And when you ask for freshly squeezed orange juice; that’s what you get - thank...More

Thank TroelsJ61
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Ate here twice during a 3 day stay in SF. Great food and good service. Scalding hot water for tea was a bonus. Large portions of food, make sure you're hungry.

Thank pippypipster123
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Enjoyed two nights there. The Honey Fried Chicken was good, but I recommend putting the house vinaigrette dressing on your cole slaw for flavor. DEFINITELY order the tiramisu for dessert!

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this place on our way to catch a train to the zoo, so glad we did....really nice breakfast, cooked to order, good service and the food was gorgeous. Give it a go.

Thank stormtwig
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We had breakfast here every day of our holiday, eating our way through the menu and it was always great, Good helpings, pleasant and helpful staff, vegetarian options and always a friendly atmosphere

Thank SheilaH1481
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This really is a great place for breakfast- super variety! Located opposite hotel whitcomb on market street. Omelettes are amazing!

Thank j9pb
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is quite an unusual spot, the name diner really doesn’t do justice. The evening food is certainly restaurant, and while the layout is diner style the decor is modern chic. Good quality, tasty food is available all day around with varied breakfast, lunch and...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This place is a gem! Clean, friendly and delish! We got the California omelet and Florentine Benedict and they were both amazing. Fresh Squeezed OJ and great coffee! I have high coffee standard and they got an A! I’ll be back!

Thank AlohaHawaii808
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Civic Centre
  • Neighbourhood: Civic Centre
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-1592
  • E-mail
We are an "All American Diner" serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7days a week. 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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