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Mel's Drive-In - Lombard

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Marina District
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2165 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2712
+1 415-921-2867
06:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 03:00
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Overland Park, Kansas
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great breakfast option. Good hearty meal that'll hold you until dinner. The potatoes with bell peppers and onions are really great!

Thank Dantandkinemom
St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was good, but not great. Basically on par with the IHOP just up the street, but 15% or so more expensive. The atmosphere was cool, but it's not actually a "drive-in" as the name implies. Service was very good though.

Thank Lance B
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have had breakfast and 3 dinners here and the food, service and quality are super, yes I know there are sooooo many places around but for us Mel's was great

Thank marilyn s
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152 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited about three times when in SF. Lovely cool drinks. We had hearty meals, roast chicken and stewed beef with mash. As a tourist I liked the USA style. It felt fun and nice. There was a great chap working there, who had been a singer years ago. He was chatty and lovely. We would visit alot if we... More 

Thank Jane L
Columbus, OH
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went to this restaurant on the way to Lombard Street. After reading some of the reviews I was a little skeptical, but I thought we should give it a try. Glad we did! It was St Patrick's day and they even had corned beef and cabbage. Husband got a Rueben, which was good. And kids got burgers and chicken strips.... More 

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High River, Canada
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming staff. Great location.....good breakfast menu. A very busy place with great food and service.

Thank LuckyFoodie888
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good American food, specially burgers, onions rings and sweet potatoes. If you have room for more, try one of their milkshakes

Thank Jaime G
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mel's drive in was a great find. Recommended by our hotel. The food and the atmosphere were spectacular. It is a classic steel diner with lots of movie memorabilia and table top juke boxes so you can listen to your favorite songs while you eat..

Thank Diane M
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just love this place! If you want to have an old fashion American breakfast this is the place to be and don't forget to sit at the bar, the bests spots of the whole dinner. On day one I had eggs with potatoes. The second day (you just have to come back here) I had pancakes. If you visit... More 

Thank Immie M
Sun City West, Arizona
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten there for all meals very good. Not the cheapest but large portions . The prices are moderate for the area but certainly higher than I am used too.

Thank Carolyn028

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 12
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 03:00
06:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2165 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighbourhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-921-2867

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Staying in Marina District

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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