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Mel's Drive-In - Geary

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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3355 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3323
+1 415-387-2255
6:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 am
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San Francisco
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2014

I actually used to live in the neighborhood and would visit Mel's every couple of weeks. This was 10 -12 years ago. In the ensuing years, whenever we brought the kids to SF, we would stop in for a bite. The past 3 visits, the food and service has been "meh." This past Sunday, while in town to see a... More 

1 Thank Thomas M
Perth, Australia
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2014

Went to Mel's for a quick late dinner. Has that 50's retro diner feel with booths etc. Had a nice burger with avocado and cheese with fries. Very tasty and quick to arrive at the table. Played a few songs from the jukebox machine at my table for a quarter. Kinda cool. Got a slice of baked cheesecake with strawberries... More 

Thank Karl H
Tucson, Arizona
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a great place for a fun family meal. You’ll find a cool 50s vibe and classic diner fare. We were greeted at the door and allowed to choose a place to sit. The food was good and I feed my family for under $30.

Thank TucsonTravelGnome
Peyton, Colorado
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2014

I was in the mood for an American style breakfast and this was certainly the place for it. The orange juice was fresh -- though pricey -- and the French Toast (said to be the house speciality) was pretty mundane. The wait staff was attentive and the place had the feel of a diner from a bygone age; but, I... More 

1 Thank scorsine
Manchester, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

I visited Mel's as part of a large party, late at night. It was still buzzing which was really cool, exactly the atmosphere we wanted. Service was really quick and friendly, despite us being quite loud and a bit worse-for-wear. I ate some cheesy fries and mac and cheese which was fine, nothing special, kinda what is to be expected... More 

Thank OliviaJ94
London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Me and my friends went here at 1am and it was still really busy. Quite tasty food and nice staff. We were kinda wasted and they didn't mind - and the cheesy fries were super good!

Thank Lizzie H
Yokohama, Japan
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92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2014

i like the atomosphere of this restaurant. it is 60's american restaurant. also food is good and the service is good.

Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went with friends and family to this cool diner while on vacation. Thumbs up to the shakes, hamburgers, hot dogs...wanted to try the short rib grilled cheese as it looked awesome. Staff was friendly.

Thank Cons944
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for a late breakfast at a weekend. The food was good but not quite what we'd expected from a typical American diner. Portions were fairly generous and it was served pretty hot. Service was friendly and reasonably quick. The main downside was the price. It certainly wasn't cheap for what it was, breakfast for two with just... More 

Thank Andrew W
Mandurah, Australia
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166 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

We decided to steer away from the burgers and fries - so sick of in the US - I had Mexican, taco shell and was full of fresh and healthy yummy food with chicken, was one of the best meals had in the US, wife and kids all enjoyed their meals too, we went premovie and told them we were... More 

1 Thank Tim H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 3:00 am
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3355 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3323
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-387-2255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?