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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 #578 of 4,938 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
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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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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Bellingham, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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Branford, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Located across the street from our hotel. it was a first choice for one of our dinners. It can get noisy, but the service and food were both good.

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Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Very cool atmosphere! Staff was very friendly food was great! Brought back memories of the old diner in my home town! Had the hot turkey sandwich and strawberry shake! A must stop by if in the marina area!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were quickly shown to our table - we deliberated over the menu and selected NYC Steak Sandwiches - the bread was rock hard, steak and salad inside were unexciting - go somewhere else

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Westport, Connecticut
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After sampling every artisanal coffee shop on Chestnut I wandered into Mel's for a quick brunch on the weekend and enjoyed the best latte of the weekend. In general the brunch menu is superb, with a new item: egg and pastrami sliders for $3.95 of which we could not have enough. Best home fries in San Francisco. Friendliest service. High... More

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I love the look and feel of Mel's Diner, it's like walking back into the fifties. service was quick and friendly despite it being busy at breakfast time. Choice was big and the food was good. It is pretty expensive though, the bill came to $50 plus for 3 people. We used Baywatch cafe accross the road which was slightly... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Called in here for a quick evening meal. We were seated straight away as it wasn't busy. Full order was taken after being in about 15 minutes, no drinks order taken first. Saw one of our meals sat on hot plate ready to serve for about 5 minutes before the second one appeared, these then sat there for a few... More

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Venetia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Mel's Drive In is a great all American diner and the food is fabulous diner food. The ground beef is lean and tasty, the buns always fresh. My order is always just right and the prices cant be beat in the big city. The place is always sparkling clean and the service friendly. It is a nostalgic look back to... More

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Vancouver
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a very popular place (for all meals of the day), I recommend you go early. The quality was always solid, the price was very economical, and there is a good selection on the menu - something for everyone and for every diet. We went back again and again for breakfast and dinner.

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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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