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Mel's Drive-In - Lombard

2165 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-2712
415 921 2867; 415 921 3039
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Ranked #557 of 4,953 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had dinner it was ok. Next day we had breakfast and it was ok. Prices are higher than normal for us, but it is San Francisco. The decor was cute. The service seemed slow both times.

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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110 reviews 110 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I thought this would be a throw back 50's diner, since it looked like one. I was a little surprised how much of a push everything was to be organic. Was good I guess, but the 23 inserts in the menu were a bit of a distraction, a little much.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I went to eat at mel's with my family. Nothing to say about the place. The interiors are phantastic and when you get in it's like getting back to the 50es. However I was not very impressed by the food. I took a steak with mashed potatoes an sauteed vegetables but I found it quite average. Based on what I... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great food and service for s quick business breakfast. Love the breakfast burrito with just the right amount of chili sauce. Eggs and sausage also good

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Food okay but a bit overpriced. You do feel like you've stepped into the sixties waiting for Ron Howard to pop up from the next booth. The lumberjack keeps you going for the whole day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Their breakfast is a great way to start the day. They have everything from pancakes to omelett. Also a great burger. Nice price

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Mel's Drive-In is everything you would expect from a neighborhood 50's-style diner. Fast, friendly service, good food, big portions, and reasonably priced. There's really not much more to say than that.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We came here for a quick easy dinner after the Alcatraz night tour as we were staying at Cow Hollow opposite. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. We both had the supreme burgers with twisted fries and enjoyed every mouthful. We would definitely come again.

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Bellingham, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Fun ambiance and good breakfast menu. Service was very quick and our food was delivered fairly quickly. Refills on coffee were plentiful and the food was very good. Was a fun place to have breakfast.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had a meal here on 5/09 having just arrived from England. The decor is of a typical 50 diner. The food was of a good quality and value for money. My wife had a ham and cheese toastie. I had the 3 sliders .i would recommend all of them and the coffee was very good. Staff were very friendly... More

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Additional Information about Mel's Drive-In - Lombard

Address: 2165 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-2712
Phone Number: 415 921 2867; 415 921 3039
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 6:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 6:00 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers

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