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Mel's Drive-In - Geary

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3355 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3323
+1 415-387-2255
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good41%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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“burgers” (7 reviews)
“onion rings” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3355 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3323
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Reviewed May 27, 2015

Classic American Home Style Cooking in a 50's era atmosphere for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Late Nite dining. Friendly servers bringing you everything from spaghetti with meatballs to juicy cheeseburgers to hot Ruben sandwiches, thick chocolate malt milkshakes, and pumpkin pies with whipped cream on...More

1  Thank Randolph L
Reviewed April 28, 2015

My husband and I were here for a meeting and decided to stop by Mel's for lunch. Growing up in San Francisco, we both had been here many times. Should have stuck to a hamburger and fries instead of the Chopped grilled veggie salad. Dressing...More

Thank Doxies2mom
Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

On the way from Muir Woods we saw this place. Food was (we ordered cheeseburgers) good and service was quick. Food was kind of expensive (about 10 & little more for a special burger). Prices didn't include no side (I.e. Fries salad etc).

Thank Casey C
Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stopped in to have breakfast. I had bacon and eggs which the bacon is thick cut and good. This is a good overall place to eat. We went three times during our stay and it was good every time.

1  Thank raydon46
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...More

1  Thank Thomas M
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...More

Thank Karl H
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...More

Thank TucsonTravelGnome
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...More

1  Thank scorsine
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...More

Thank OliviaJ94
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
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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