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Falafel Drive-In

2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
+1 408-294-7886
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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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11 - 20 of 891 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been one of our family's favorites for many years and never disappoints. Hands down the best falafels in the Bay Area and paired with the banana shake, its like heaven #yum #falafel 😋

Thank FrenchieSJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Falafal and Buklava... always crowded for lunch.. but quality s best ever.. Garlic sauce and spicy sauce combination is excellent

Thank Dhananjay D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here for twenty years, never gets old. When my kids come home for University, it's the first thing they want, a falafel sandwich and a chocolate banana milkshake. The falafel is crispy and delicious, love the tahini and spicy sauces.

Thank Tania M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some really good items, such as my favorite -- the kubeh. The falafel is pretty good. Humus is bearable but definitely not what I consider really good. Banana shakes are great. The biggest disappointment is the thickness/quality of the pita bread. Always splits open and...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place - it is definitely on my list of places when I would like something cheap but good food and is excellent for vegetarian out of towners. The mural in the seating is a fun addition. banana shake and falafel for $8...More

Thank sarahsmile311
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes the falafels are good, as are many of the other choices. And Guy Feirie (sp?) has been there, Blah Blah Blah. But 30 min, at lunch time to place and get a sandwich. O'Conner hospital is close, so god option if you are visiting...More

Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a reason for the lines. And they move pretty fast. The falafels are the best in the Bay area - no contest! The tahini sauce is a perfect marinade for the little falafel balls. And the hot sauce is hot! And delicious! Almost...More

Thank KnowsHowToTravel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like a well-prepared falafel then this is the place to come to. They are just right and very delicious. The staff is friendly, helpful and very busy. If you are hungry to come here be prepared because it develops a line very quickly....More

Thank Earl H
Reviewed 14 September 2017

There is always a line because its good, but the line moves quickly so don't worry. The falafel sandwiches (in pita) are delicious. The falafel is crunchy on the outside and soft inside. If you like spice ask for extra chili. My friends rave about...More

Thank robertinSJ
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We went here with recommendations from a colleague. This is not a fancy place for sure, but the food was really good. People were really nice to help us on what to get since this was our first time there. There was a line and...More

Thank Youngxie
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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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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