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Falafel Drive-In

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2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
408-294-7886
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 293
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Falafel in Bay area.

I am not saying this lightly. You will be addicted, once you taste from here. Best falafel and milk shakes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ShaktiAshirvad
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am not saying this lightly. You will be addicted, once you taste from here. Best falafel and milk shakes.

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Thank ShaktiAshirvad
San Jose
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My first falafel was in 1972 at this Falafel Drive-In and it is the only place I will go for a falafel - they make the best and are a great meal at a great price - just can't beat it and definitely no need to search around for falafel because just haven't had any luck anywhere else I have... More 

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Thank W9655EGmariag
California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is delicious, the service is fast and, if not crazy busy, the staff are friendly. After visiting with many other patrons (while standing in line), we've heard no complaints about anything on the menu. In fact, the lines are there because everything is so good!

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Thank malyla
San Jose, CA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been going here for years and love it! My friend in Illinois has heard about it. If you live in the area, treat yourself. If you're visiting, don't miss this place! It's outdoor dining.

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Thank Cyntherita
San Jose, California
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is always a line, but they go fast. I choose mine with hot sauce on the side, and add is as I eat, I like their white sauce too, their fries is great. Eating is mostly outdoorsy it is covered, very casual place. You order through window get a number and wait. I believe is cash or debit only,... More 

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Thank janesanjose
usa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The felafel drive -in is good on a warm sunny day when you can eat at the picnic tables and not think about dripping . The felafel are soft inside and crispy outside and the techina helps moisten the veggies and pita. Enjoy

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Thank goldyjj
Los Gatos, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent price value. Traditional old school falafals that are consistend in quality and very traditional in nature.

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Thank gerryss
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great stuff. Old world charm, outdoor seating. Family owned/operated for years. They have the tradish milk shakes & fries if your not into Falafel's.

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Thank Gary P
San Jose, CA
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The falafel here are awesome and the combo with the banana shake is even better! Get here early or good luck finding parking. For some reason it isn't the first place I think to go, but I always enjoy it when I do.

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Thank Akira47f
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great food fast they always have good fresh food the falafels are my favorites with all the trimmings

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Thank bobness2

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-294-7886

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?