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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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151 - 160 of 831 reviews

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Falafel Drive-In is a classic! Family owned and consistently good, this place is always busy. Service is fast, price is right, and food is a very good value for the price.

Thank davidbC5255ZA
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A staple in San Jose for decades. It was my Falafel fix when I was a student at SJSU years ago and it still. Food Network's Alton Brown stops by on occasion too.

Thank EvlAndy
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We enjoyed our food! We had the falafels and hummus plate. Tasty and priced well. We will go back to try different items in the future.

Thank Leslie G
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a classic middle eastern soot in Israeli style. I had the Sabih and it was the best I had this side of the Atlantic. A gem that will on my itinerary every time I end up in northern Cal.

Thank Guy T
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This "joint" is nearly as old as I am. Regulars and new clients alike will line up at all times of the day. My son loves the special banana shake. I love the fresh hummus and pita bread. When you order the falafel sandwich you...More

Thank Florence N
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This place is so absolutely delicious and unbeatable that I find myself coming here on a weekly basis. Hands down the best falafel sandwich in the South Bay! Believe me there are a bunch of other competitors that would love to have this status. The...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is probably the best falafel in San Jose, though if you want to drive a bit the ones at Mediterranean Wraps in Palo Alto are a bit better. These are not bad, but the pita is often a bit dry. The Banana shake is...More

Thank joefromokla
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I have tried falafel all over the world and Falafel Drive In is the best I have ever had. If there is a line, the wait is worth it. Highly recommend the root ever freeze along with the falafel sand which and pita chips. You...More

Thank Nichole B
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Their the best falafel, other options for non falafel friends. Everyone is happy. Very consistent, nice spot.

Thank Islandykzy
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

No better way to review this than to say that if you like falafels just go there! Very very good. Also try their kibbehs .. Visit and I am sure you will bless me !!

Thank Saansaax
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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
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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