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Falafel Drive-In

2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
+1 408-294-7886
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a place falafels to die for don't mind the queue it is definitely worth the wait eat in or take away you should go out of your way to try this food

Thank Stoppo64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has that old drive in vibe but instead of burgers being the main dish it’s gyros and falafels. They do have burgers but I would stick to the Mediterranean food. Falafel balls and a gyro with a soda was a great meal. The hummus...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bad news: Falafel Drive-In often has a long line. Good news: It’s worth the wait! The falafels are and have been amazing for many years and continue to be so. Great greasy onion rings too. I give it five yums up.

Thank Susanadana
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must for my picky 11-yr. old every time we visit San Jose. We love the fresh falafels here with the tahini sauce. My daughter always finishes off her sandwich with a piece of baklava!

Thank kgarts2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For years, amazing banana milkshakes and falafel sandwiches (with hot sauce)!! Never disappoints. Be patient in the line, it is worth it!!

Thank Curtis L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve been coming here for over a decade. Their falafel is the real deal. Best I’ve found anywhere. I also love the hummus. I don’t order the famous banana shakes, but I love pineapple shakes; this is the only place I’ve found them, and they’re...More

Thank LauraJMar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is iconic place in Silicon Valley. It is close to Vally Fair Mail. I usually go here for falafels, even though I am meat meal person. One problem with place is that it does not have too much parking space. Pleas note that there...More

1  Thank dnaid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Falafel or Gyro, this is the place to eat. Always long lines and wait time. Close to offices so stay away on weekday lunch. This place serves halal food.

Thank amitonly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has been a favorite for years when I was a nurse I would go there for lunch when I was at the hospital

Thank alpinard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been a customer for over 40 years. There's frequently a line as this is the real deal. Treat yourself. Get the special which is a large falafel and banana shake. The next TripAdvisor review will be yours!

Thank Rheacom
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Maxine C
20 June 2016|
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Response from Scuffy13 | Reviewed this property |
Outdoor picnic tables. First come, first served.
Larry S
31 December 2014|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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