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Falafel Drive-In

2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
+1 408-294-7886
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“falafel” (684 reviews)
“tagine” (19 reviews)
“fries” (55 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
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981 - 990 of 1,059 reviews

Reviewed February 27, 2012

We first took note of Falafel Drive-In after it was featured on Guy Fiori's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives TV show. Needless to say, it's a short distance to our home and we decided to give it a go. The falafels were good but more 'American'...More

19  Thank MotoBonnie
Reviewed February 25, 2012

Simple food, quick service but get there before the long line at lunch.

Date of visit: February 2012
37  Thank Julia N
Reviewed February 20, 2012

the falafels balls are awesome. i actually thought that i wouldn't get full so i got 2 orders, boy was i wrong. it was filling. also the banana shakes are phenomenal

Date of visit: February 2012
38  Thank jangjangjang
Reviewed February 6, 2012

I love Falafel Drive-In, and being local, I've been many times. It never disappoints with their tasty falafel and fantastic banana milkshakes. On this most recent visit, they had started work on a large mural incorporating the bay area and their restaurant, as well as...More

Date of visit: February 2012
38  Thank CadetBat
Reviewed February 5, 2012

I used to work near here and it was my first experience with falafel. They are the best, they got me addicted to this deliciousness, now it's hard to find anything nearly as good. Sadly I don't live very close but I might have to...More

38  Thank tn524
Reviewed February 1, 2012

Not much to look at, but good food!! Outdoor seating, and locals line up for it!!

37  Thank messenger52
Reviewed January 23, 2012

Where else can you get a falafel and (signature) banana-shake combo :-) Ask for spicy with care... one of the best falafel places anywhere, quick access and fast turnaround...

31  Thank FamilyTraveller44
Reviewed January 19, 2012

A long time establishment but seen on Dinners, Drive-In, and Dives and since then the long lines now stretch out on to the street. But only get the large or small Falafel with some extra Falafel balls (25C each).

39  Thank DLFSanJose
Reviewed January 5, 2012

If you want falafel, come here. If you want something else, do not. The falafel is amazing. The surprise treat is the banana milk shake - don't pass this up but consider sharing as they are very rich.

Date of visit: January 2012
38  Thank kbranman
Reviewed September 20, 2011

The falafels at this joint are not the prettiest, but they are tasty. The tahini is off the charts, but is really brought together by the hot sauce. The shakes are always good and the rootbeer freeze is sublime. My mouth is watering as I...More

Date of visit: September 2011
39  Thank godzuki24
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Response from Scuffy13 | Reviewed this property |
Outdoor picnic tables. First come, first served.
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Larry S
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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: +1 408-294-7886
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