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Falafel Drive-In

2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
+1 408-294-7886
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • 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 21 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stoppo64
Reviewed 17 September 2018 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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 11 September 2018 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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Susanadana
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kgarts2
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Curtis L
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LauraJMar
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

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.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank amitonly
Reviewed 27 August 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank alpinard
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rheacom
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Maxine C
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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