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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 good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 15 min
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 18 June 2018

The Falafel Drive-In is always crowded for good reason. They serve the best falafels anywhere. Don't be cowed by the ling line. It moves quickly enough. This is a very casual place. All seating is outdoor, and is nice on a sunny day.

Thank TJFLG42
Reviewed 18 June 2018

It was pretty crowded for a weekday afternoon but food is very good, especially falafal and all the dips and salads.

Thank Nimisha B
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

A San Jose landmark. It’s been here for so long. You must try this place. It’s good and affordable. It’s a unquestionably different flavor and healthy place to eat.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We order bunch of dishes from this place for a team event and all are super good. Out of all the falafel sandwich which is huge stands out for its taste.

Thank Sowjanya P
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Delicious! Best onion rings too! Be prepared to wait inline. Pita or forget the bread And do a salad.

Thank Pas5353
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Love this place!! Love the hummus and pita, great gyro sandwich, Great falafel, delicious milkshakes!

Thank Trisha G
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

...Which is a large falafel sandwich, and a homemade banana shake. Both are absolutely fantastic. This place definitely lives up to the hype and you won’t be disappointed.

Thank myklrl
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ate here on our first date 42 years ago. It’s much expanded and improved since that time, but the falafels are just like we remember them, filling and delicious. I think there are six parking spaces on the property including one...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The food here is great. And it was featured on diners, drive ins and dives. Always packed though. The falafels are amazing and so are the pita chips and it pairs perfectly with the banana milk shake.

Thank Jesse M
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Falafel drive-in is one of my favorite restaurants and it has been since my first visit when I moved to the area in 1988. I’ve tried most of the menu and all of it is amazing, all of it! My favorite though is “the special”...More

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Questions & Answers
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
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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