Orphan Andy's

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Orphan Andy's

Dining

The red leather covering in the booths and on the chrome-stemmed stools at the counter let you know that this Castro Street institution is proudly 1950s retro. The food is classic 1950s diner fare, with hamburgers cooked to order and fries that are tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside. The milkshakes are almost too thick to get through the straw. Other sweet treats are from some of the finest bakeries in the Bay Area. The prices, too, are affordable. Located on the corner of Castro, this is a great place for people watching.

Location:  3991 17th Street, Between Castro Street & Hartford Street

Business hours:  Mo-Su 6:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m.