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Sam's Diner

1220 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4801
+1 415-626-8590
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“korean tacos” (23 reviews)
“burger” (24 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1220 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4801
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Some places think breakfast is eggs. Some places add French toast for variety. Sam's Diner has -- wait for it -- bacon-stuffed pancakes. What!! Chilaquiles. Loco moco. They're not messing around, and they serve it until 3 pm in the afternoon so there's no excuse....More

Thank edwardsmom24
Reviewed 5 days ago

You're not paying for the food. You're paying for the gimmick. Beware. We gave Sam's two try's. Dinner and breakfast. Both were pretty awful, but this is about our breakfast experience. No service for over five minutes. Waiter #1 came to us as an after...More

Thank E.E. C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the perfect way to end a Wondeful weekend with friends. We had such a Wondeful breakfast with yummy Bloody Mary's on a Sunday. It was even better when the chef came out to perfectly split and cut our egg in the whole breakfast....More

Thank edenalpert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Texas Toast, eggs, bacon and orange juice. It was amazing! We normally try different eating establishments when we're out of town but we actually ate here twice because it's so good!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was OK however the service could be much improved. We had to give our drinks orders twice. My husband asked for no mushrooms in his omelet and even though the food came out less than 10 minutes later it was full of...More

Thank kfizz-jay
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to come before a show at the Orpheum. They got us in and out quick. Good food and a full bar.

Thank Biglaugh
Reviewed 9 May 2017

while staying in san francisco a the hotel whitcomb for a week, i journeyed accross the street in to Sam's Diner. I couldn;t have met friendlier staff. i ate there for breakfast and occassional lunches and dinners. Coming from Australia I was knocked out by...More

Thank Garry R
Reviewed 6 May 2017

First time here. I came in because I saw many people inside. The food is horrible, worst breakfast in SF period. Staffs are rude. Coffee is tasteless. My advice : Do not eat here.

Thank justthetruth2015
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing! Delicious! Other than the waiter seeming to be bored out of mind, the food was Fabulous! I enjoyed the marinated beef Korean tacos, they were phenomenal! My partner had a burger "the rock", he insisted I took a bite, I'm glad I did!!! It...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Sam's has always been my favorite in SF for breakfast but this trip i had dinner there. To my surprise given the location the place was packed and there was a short wait for a table in the early evening. The food is prepared well...More

Thank countrydean
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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I can't seem to get your website to load up. I was wondering if you take reservations?
9 March 2017|
Response from 1220sams |
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, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
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: +1 415-626-8590
  • E-mail
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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