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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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Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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  • 190
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 6
    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
A MUST MUST MUST do!!!!

Ok so if you have been doing something since 1966 and people line up for it every day... yes you know you must be good and oh my yes it was. without a doubt the very bet Falafel that I have ever had, great flavor and the sauce oh my. so incredible. Pair it with the banana shake and you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Lynchburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Ok so if you have been doing something since 1966 and people line up for it every day... yes you know you must be good and oh my yes it was. without a doubt the very bet Falafel that I have ever had, great flavor and the sauce oh my. so incredible. Pair it with the banana shake and you... More 

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Florence, Italy
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92 reviews 92 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

really special food at a good price in an unassuming place, a tent. We have been two times loved it had excellent choices all fresh food. Its a hot bed for techies from apple and other tech firms who are not necessarily from the usa.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

There banana shakes are the BEST!! the only thing about their falafels there kinda greasy and small but they're still good!I don't like that they charge you exta for there sauce or chilli sauce.

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Round Rock, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was in San Jose for my first time and used TripAdvisor to find the best restaurant in town. I was surprised when Falafel Drive-In came as #1!!! It is really not a restaurant or a fancy place but a small place at the corner of a street. What a surprise with the food.... Amazing!!! I had their special which... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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143 reviews 143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very casual - walk up and order then eat outside on picnic tables (there are a few tables inside as well). The gyros are incredible - lots of meat!! Very friendly staff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I ordered a Falafel sandwich in a pita, and it was amazing. Very authentic, quick, and cheap! I would eat the Falafel plain without a pita next time.

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Santa Cruz, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have been regulars here for 25-years. Need a Falafel Fix?--Just go here and get one...skip all the other places and drive directly to the Falafel Drive-in. Scarf one down with a cool Banana Shake to cool the heat of the yummy hot sauce and get on with your day. Go off hours or be prepared to wait in line--the... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Felafels are amazing. Milkshakes awesome. Old school. As a vegetarian I have tons of options. If you go to San Jose and not here you missed San Jose.

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Falafels are the best. We have been coming here for decades. I usually get the falafel, onion rings, and occasionally indulge in a chocolate malt. The hot sauce is hot and sweet - a perfect combination. Try it - you'll like it. Ask for extra sauce.

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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great food! Go off hours because parking is scarce but their strawberry milkshake and falafel combo is worth the effort! Their hummus is awesome too!

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: African, Mediterranean, Hamburgers, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?