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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 - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having eaten Falafels in the Middle East I can say that this is not one of them. We ordered two large Falafels and an order of Crispy Pita Chips. The Falafels were dry, very dry with the exception of an abudance of Hot Chili Sauce smothered on top??? Who does that? The chick pea balls were overcooked which contributed to... More 

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New York
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Anyone who has had real falafel in the Middle East would recognize this for the indigestion inducing excuse it is.

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San Jose, California, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going to this drive up eatery for over 20 years. They make great falafels, humus and babba ganoush. There are other things on the menu but these are the only things I go for. They are especially good with their yummy banana milkshake. Parking can be a challenge so get there before noon.

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Thank Kathleen N
San Jose, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great falafel sandwiches and for a special treat pair it with a thick banana shake! Pita chips, baba, hummus, and for the more mundane, hotdogs and burgers (although I've never personally eaten either of those there).

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Calgary, Canada
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here based on Trip Advisor reviews, and being a DDD fan we thought we should check it out. I have been disappointed by DDD places in the past, but this was a huge hit. Quick and easy drive from downtown San Jose. Ordered the falafel sandwich and was not disappointed. Food was excellent, and came out quickly. It... More 

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San Jose, California
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh food made to order. Always delicious. Line moves quickly. Price is great. Take away best as seating (and parking) is limited. I have been eating here for 20 years and never disappointed.

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Thank paladin11
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure if I would buy into the hype that this is somewhere I would go on a weekly or even monthly basis. But it was tasty and different. The folks working there were friendly and everything seemed fresh and clean. Banana milkshake was excellent. As were the onion rings. I may just not be a huge fan of... More 

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Thank SilentRunTim
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Falafel Drive-In is a classic! Family owned and consistently good, this place is always busy. Service is fast, price is right, and food is a very good value for the price.

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A staple in San Jose for decades. It was my Falafel fix when I was a student at SJSU years ago and it still. Food Network's Alton Brown stops by on occasion too.

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Thank EvlAndy
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our food! We had the falafels and hummus plate. Tasty and priced well. We will go back to try different items in the future.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Halal
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?