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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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CUISINES
American, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Menu

FALAFEL SPECIAL
Falafel
A delicious pita sandwich consisting of falafel balls, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, tahini sauce, and our famous hot sauce.
Small USD 5
Large USD 6.75
Falafel Salad
A falafel without the pita bread. This is a great item if you are counting your carbs!
USD 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.
Small USD 6
Large USD 8.25
Chicken Salad
Spiced chicken, served on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and topped with tahini sauce.
USD 9
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.
Small USD 6
Large USD 8.25
Gyros Salad
A mixture of our delicious beef with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and tahini sauce.
USD 9
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.
USD 8.25
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.
USD 9
Koubby
It is basically a middle-eastern meatball. It has a shell of cracked wheat that is stuffed with ground beef, pine nuts, and onions.
USD 6
Humus
Pureed garbanzo beans mixed with tahini sauce, garlic, and lemon juice. Served with two pitas and veggies.
Small USD 6
Large USD 7.5
CLASSIC FAVORITES
Super Hamburger
Juicy quarter pound of beef patty served on a fresh bun with lettuce, tomato, ketchup and mustard.
USD 3.5
Cheeseburger
Our juicy beef patty, served on a fresh bun with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, ketchup and mustard.
USD 4
Chicken Sandwich
Grilled chicken breast on a fresh bun, served with lettuce, mayonnaise and tomato.
USD 4
Burrito
Ground beef, refried beans, deep fried.
USD 2.5
Hot Dog
Classic American hot dog, served with your choice of condiments.
USD 3
Corn Dog
Made with chicken, deep fried in a delicious corn batter.
USD 2.5
French Fries
Classic award-winning fries! Best in the Bay !
Small USD 3
Large USD 4
Onion Rings
Home-style onion rings, served fresh and crispy.
USD 4
BEVERAGES
Soda
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Root Beer, Mr, Pibb, Orange Fanta, Minute-Maid, Lemon-aid, Unsweetened Iced Tea, Raspberry Iced Tea.
Large USD 2
Jumbo USD 2.75
Shake
Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Pineapple, and "Award winning" fresh Banana shakes. Made with non-fat milk and low-fat ice cream.
USD 4.5
Orange Juice
Refreshing chilled Orange Juice.
Large USD 2
Lemonade
Thirst quenching Drink.
Large USD 2
Jumbo USD 2.75
Yogurt Drink
Mint or Regular.
USD 2.5
Tea, Coffee
Iced Tea, Coffee or Milk.
Large USD 2
Jumbo USD 2.75
Malts
Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Pineapple, and fresh Banana. Made with non-fat milk and low fat ice cream.
USD 4.5
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Reviewed April 23, 2020

We went to Falafel Drive-in for take out I enjoyed very much their awesome falafel sandwich; my husband liked his sandwich. We both had their very good baklava. service is good.

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

Ordered via Doordash for my wife and I when we were staying in a local hotel. We got a Gyro and a falafal sandwich along with some hummus and pita chips. Everything was delicious, much higher quality than "fast food" and the quantities were very...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Disappointed is the only word comes in my mind . Spend time in line and time to get my dry falafel 🥙. Never again .

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

The BEST falafel in the Bay Area. Their tahini and harissa are so good. Try it, you will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

Although Food is inexpensive and good for quick bite, most of the menu is prepackaged . Location is good and atmosphere is relaxed . Also the history attached to the place adds to its appeal. Good for one visit .

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

This place is a SJ fixture for Easy Take away or eat at outside bench's. Cash or Credit Park on street or limited parking behind restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

My trip to Falafel Drive Inn did not disappoint us. We wanted something healthy, fast and flavorful. FDI came through!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

This is the only place to go for Falafels! We go there atleast once a month for lunch or dinner. This place is very close to Santana Row for shopping before or after.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020 via mobile

We are from Nebraska and this is our third trip to the falafel drive in. It is famous for a good reason. We always get the falafel and banana shake special it's a good deal he follows

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

Very tasty and fresh falafels. Good place to taste a quick falafel in San Jose. Best Taste for the cost

Date of visit: December 2019
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Outdoor picnic tables. First come, first served.
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Larry S
December 30, 2014|
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Response from Brent V | 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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