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Mel's Drive-In - Lombard

$$ - $$$
Marina District
American, Diner
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2165 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2712
+1 415-921-2867
6:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 am
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Osprey, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I just had breakfast at Mels. I had the Chicken and Waffles. A large waffle with 4 pieces of fried chicken. Absolutely fabulous. My friends had fruit plate which was not small by any means and a basic breakfast with eggs and toast. Everything was great. A must.

Thank grouperslayer
Brisbane, Australia
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187 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

pretty much your average diner but a great vibe to it. takes me back to the old school days. you get your normal diner style meals. the meals were great value and pretty filling and tasty

Thank debbie1961255068
Gustine, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere and the service were wonderful. My husband loved his breakfast. Mine would have been excellent had the whites on the egg that topped my breakfast pot pie been done. I pushed the slimy egg to the side as best I could. I never send anything back. The rest of the dish was wonderful. I'll remember to ask for... More 

Thank Breezy911
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were charged for every refill even if it was a 1/4 cup! There was no indication that the refills weren't included or even a little extra. I would expect at $23 for 8 cups of coffee that a new cup would be brought out each time, or even a warning that there was a cost! 78$ for breakfast at... More 

Thank MartinBonin79
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not quite sure why this place is sitting pretty at 4 starts! Decor is OK, nice and over the top drive in etc etc which is fun. Food however is woeful at best. My girlfriend had the gluten free pancakes (after having them somewhere else the day before) and they were clearly made by someone who had never eaten them... More 

Thank James H
Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great brunch choice if you are in the cow hollow area. We were able to walk from the house we rented. Adorable vintage diner with anything you could ask for for breakfast or brunch! The pickiest of eaters will be able to leave happy! The avocado toast was wonderful!

Thank Meganlynne0218
Gas City, Indiana
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for breakfast this morning. It was delicious, great service and atmosphere. Will visit again during this trip. 🙂🙂🙂

Thank lmumaw
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love to see places keep their old look from the sixties, the food is good only had breakfast there reasonable prices got endless coffee, throw a few curve ball to see if they could deliver no problems got what I wanted give it a try many people having breakfast.

Thank Alfio G
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That should be enough said. But, he waiter also got my order wrong. I ordered the black and white with hot fudge instead of chocolate sauce. But, when he brought it (after a loooong wait) it had chocolate sauce. It took 20 minutes for him to even come take our order but it appeared he was the ONLY server and... More 

Thank yeehawsister4
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Great food as diners go. Pancakes were great. Service was excellent and will have to go back to try more things things

Thank choloAlicante

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $12
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 3:00 am
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2165 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-921-2867

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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