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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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“falafel” (605 reviews)
“onion rings” (17 reviews)
“sandwich” (27 reviews)
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10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.All 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven’t been there in a longs time. So so falafel, not much meat, counted my change, was shorted. May try again but will order something else.

Thank eljefegeneo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live a few miles away and come here an average of once/twice a month. The gyros are amazingly good -- you can ask for extra white sauce at no charge. Banana shakes are also the best! I love the Falafel sandwich, but some may...More

Thank CaliforniaSJmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going here since 1984 and very little has changed. Always great and the line moves quickly. Gyro pita and falafel balls are my go to with extra hot sauce.

Thank Clive H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is down to earth, simple and not fancy BUT the food is good. Lunch time is hectic, but worth the wait. Enjoy 😊

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We're Vegetarians and once upon a time we used to frequent this place for their falafel sandwiches but recently there are several others like Falafel Stop , dish n dash that are equally good if not better. This place is still family run but a...More

Thank Kamlesh D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is always a line but it is well worth it. It's fun food and special orders don't upset them! My sons usually order everything plain with a few vegetables. They don't mind customizing the food which is excellent.

Thank JulieWms
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

No frills ... Just best Falafel in the Bay Area. Always a line, this speaks for itself. Been going there since 1978!!

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a very good place for lunches, with the freshest and probably the best falafel around along with a fresh/warm pita bread.

Thank SimarReal
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Used to love this place but now the food is okay. Be prepared to wait in the long line during weekends.

Thank Mary_SanJose_CA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Falafel Drive-In is a local gem and a must-experience destination for visitors to Silicon Valley. Keep it simple and sumptuous by ordering the "Special" served up for 50 years: the large falafel with a banana milk shake. Heaven! Thank you to the devoted family...More

Thank 486lianap
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Questions & Answers
Maxine C
19 June 2016|
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Response from Scuffy13 | Reviewed this property |
Outdoor picnic tables. First come, first served.
Larry S
30 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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