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Falafel Drive-In

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Small $5.0
Large $6.75
A delicious pita sandwich consisting of falafel balls, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, tahini sauce, and our famous hot sauce.
Falafel Salad
A falafel without the pita bread. This is a great item if you are counting your carbs!
Small $6.0
Large $8.25
Chicken in a Pita
Tender chicken breast spiced with our unique mix of spices, topped with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and our tahini sauce.
Chicken Salad
Spiced chicken, served on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and topped with tahini sauce.
Small $6.0
Large $8.25
Gyros in a Pita
A spiced beef steak, slowly cooked to perfection. The gyros meat is stuffed in a pita with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and tahini sauce.
Gyros Salad
A mixture of our delicious beef with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and tahini sauce.
Kifta Kabab in a Pita
A grilled ground beef patty mixed with parsley, onions, and spices. This delicious meat is put in a pita with cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and tahini sauce.
Kifta Kabab Salad
A grilled patty of ground beef blended with spices, placed over a bed of lettuce, topped with cucumbers, tomatoes and tahini sauce.
It is basically a middle-eastern meatball. It has a shell of cracked wheat that is stuffed with ground beef, pine nuts, and onions.
Small $6.0
Large $7.5
Pureed garbanzo beans mixed with tahini sauce, garlic, and lemon juice. Served with two pitas and veggies.
Super Hamburger
Juicy quarter pound of beef patty served on a fresh bun with lettuce, tomato, ketchup and mustard.
Our juicy beef patty, served on a fresh bun with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, ketchup and mustard.
Chicken Sandwich
Grilled chicken breast on a fresh bun, served with lettuce, mayonnaise and tomato.
Ground beef, refried beans, deep fried.
Hot Dog
Classic American hot dog, served with your choice of condiments.
Corn Dog
Made with chicken, deep fried in a delicious corn batter.
Small $3.0
Large $4.0
French Fries
Classic award-winning fries! Best in the Bay !
Onion Rings
Home-style onion rings, served fresh and crispy.
Large $2.0
Jumbo $2.75
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Root Beer, Mr, Pibb, Orange Fanta, Minute-Maid, Lemon-aid, Unsweetened Iced Tea, Raspberry Iced Tea.
Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Pineapple, and "Award winning" fresh Banana shakes. Made with non-fat milk and low-fat ice cream.
Large $2.0
Orange Juice
Refreshing chilled Orange Juice.
Large $2.0
Jumbo $2.75
Thirst quenching Drink.
Yogurt Drink
Mint or Regular.
Large $2.0
Jumbo $2.75
Tea, Coffee
Iced Tea, Coffee or Milk.
Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Pineapple, and fresh Banana. Made with non-fat milk and low fat ice cream.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Their fried vegi ball is very tasty. Always long line. A bit oily but if you are looking for Arabic fast food this is the place to go for quick bite.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank HYMY123
Reviewed 6 days ago

It might look simple but they draw crowds for the best taste food!! The staff works hard to give fast service during busy lunch hours.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The staff is extremely friendly and never have been in a bad mood when I’ve been. I go every so often and the food is FANTASTIC! Great options!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank xoxo_jordie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An SJ staple, go for the banana shakes , pita chips, gyros, and ALWAYS the red sauce! Love this place.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

Family owned, no frills place that offers Middle East cuisine. Has hardly changed in the 20 years that I've been visiting.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vramnath
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you haven’t stopped by and tried their falafels, you need to put it on your list. They have a long line sometimes but that's because it’s so good!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SarahStewart777
Reviewed 1 week ago

Falalfel Drive In is an oasis of very good food at reasonable price. Dining prices in San Jose tend to be high. If you want quick Middle-Eastern style street food in the San Jose area, this is the place to go. The covered area with...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me say that this is probably one of the best falafel places I've ever eaten at. It definitely gives you a 1950's drive up feel, but the food is fresh and delicious. It's family run I believe. I also think it appeared on one...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank SoCalGal62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited after many years. This has always been a no fuss, no frills place on Stevens Creek Boulevard; a short drive from Westfield Valley Fair and convenient to CA-17. The falafel in a pita with a side of hummus are their best offering and are...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Dilip R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son took me here when I visited from the east coast; never had falafel before but was floored by it here—a no frills drive in place that serves amazing food in incredible portions at great prices. Absolutely loved it.....we went at mid-afternoon on a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank peterdG3841NB
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Maxine C
June 19, 2016|
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Response from Scuffy13 | Reviewed this property |
Outdoor picnic tables. First come, first served.
Larry S
December 30, 2014|
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Response from estoniankid | Reviewed this property |
I do. OT recall anything specifically being on the ordering display that says an item is gluten free My suggestion would be to call them. I don't know, but since they use old family recipes from the Middle East, their pita... More
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