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“worth the drive”
Review of Falafel Drive-In

Falafel Drive-In
Ranked #1 of 2,173 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Los Altos, California
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“worth the drive”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Whenever I am anywhere near 280 and 880, I always make a stop at the Falafel Drive In. Ordering is easy...get the special...a messy handheld falafel and a banana milk shake. I always order a few extra falafel balls at $.25 each for later...be sure to get extra sauce.

  • Visited November 2012
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St. John's, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great everytime”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Everytime I am in the area I manage to make the pilgrimage to Falafel Drive-In in San Jose. Its nothing fancy but the food is good. Order at the window and wait for your number, then eat at one of the picnic benches. You can't beat the Falafel here, I was going to get the T shirt but didn't want to be reminded of how good it is and not able to have it.

  • Visited November 2012
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Santa Clara, California
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Yum!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We discovered the Falafel Drive In shortly after they opened. The food is always delicious, servers are friendly, and the prices are pretty good. Outside seating is interesting. You may be sitting with a celebrity or someone's sweet grandma! Even then customers are friendly.

Visited November 2012
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Aptos, California
Level 6 Contributor
328 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Best falafel in the bay area”
Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Best falafel in the bay area ...been going here since i was a SJSU student ibm the 70's. The life luv the banana milkshake .

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Sunnyvale, California
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Hands down best in the area”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Unfortunately everyone knows this now. The lines are quite long but the food is worth it. It is too bad so many people know about it now.

Visited June 2012
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