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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 - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 188
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 31
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic gyros!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Marilyn H
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Peoria, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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340 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Peoria, Illinois
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We've been coming here for many years, the food is always fresh and delicious. Falafel Drive In is the standard of excellence that others try but no one can match. Strong statement, try to food. Most falafel is over cooked or too dry, not here. Fresh local made pita, excellent food, great value. A family favorite

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San Jose
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

They have an excellent falafel pita sandwich and probably the original for this area. If you don't like spicy, be sure to specify "mild" as they cater to today's taste for chili pepper sauce. Their falafels are a bit on the crispy side compared to some others. Their hummus is excellent as well and it comes with chili sauce unless... More 

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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Not only is all of the food at this place great, but I always have trouble eating all I get. Don't expect glamor, this is a fast food place

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San Jose
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

After having eaten here many times, I compare every other falafel experience to the Drive-In. None compare. The food is fresh, fast, well-priced, and classic. This would be a great place to bring a date - if they order anything other than the falafel/shake combo, dump them immediately!

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?