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Falafel Drive-In

2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
408-294-7886
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Ranked #3 of 1,901 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: African, Hamburgers, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
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English first
Fremont, California
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

These little golden balls of goodness have just the right amount of crunchiness and flavor. You forget you are not eating meat. I like to eat it with lots of hot sauce. It is quite a unique San Jose experience. To complete the package, try it with the banana shake. It's one of my favorite places to bring my out-of-town... More

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lines can be long but the food is definitely worth it. The falafel salad is a favorite of mine but get the hot sauce - it makes the salad! I have had the hummus & the gyros and it's all good. The banana shake is yummy & refreshing.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant, as the food is great, the service is fast, the workers are friendly and the prices are very reasonable.

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San Jose, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

And I'm not the only one. Any time you drive by, there's a long line, but I tell you the line moves quickly and it's worth the time. I consider this a treat. Food is GREAT! Gyros, falafels, milkshakes, pita chips with hummus and don't forget a baklava.

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San Jose, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Expect a line at lunch time. Love the falafel sandwich. My husband must pair with the the banana shake. Out door seating only, right of a busy thorough fare. Worth it!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This place has stood the test of time. Nothing fancy about the place but, the food is top notch. It has been featured in Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives TV progam. A lot of new competing places serve falafel sandwiches, but after trying them, I do return to this place to validate what good falafel sandwiches truly taste like.

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San Jose, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Fantastic, cheap food. Falafel and a banana shake! Fresh pita, nice hot falafel. We haven't tried anything else there - don't need to.

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San Jose, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is not the best meal I've ever had in a restaurant, but it is the best falafel I've ever had. Falafel Drive-In is an institution in San Jose. Falafel lovers know it's the place to go for the best value and best flavor, whether it be mini falafel balls or large ones. The line to this family-owed and -run,... More

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Yummy food, a banana milkshake sounds totally unappetizing to me, but is seriously delicious, friendly service, and a walk from my house (or there's plenty of parking).

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The pita wrap is messy, but soooooooo good! The warm falafel is crispy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. Love this place, and the banana smoothies are super yummy, too! Sat on the outside patio of the restaurant, but I believe they have some indoor sitting space (not sure about this).

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Additional Information about Falafel Drive-In

Address: 2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
Phone Number: 408-294-7886
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: African, Hamburgers, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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