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Mel's Drive-In - Geary

3355 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3323
+1 415-387-2255
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good39%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
3355 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3323
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Good coffee; very good avocado, toast, and poached egg breakfast; poor mimosa which was so poor, I did not finish it! The service was excellent, and there was no wait for a table.

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Typical of all days dining although not quite special. Burgers as oily as you could expect. Reasonably price. Not a place to go to on purpose. Bill before dessert and tip fixed, not great either. Service otherwise ok

Thank Raphael V
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We ended up at the Geary location randomly after having to do some unexpected business at a Fed Ex Office while on vacation. The food was hot and delicious and the service was excellent.

Thank qamom
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Outstanding french toast, and portions that were plenty for us. We hadn't been here for several years and were eager to try Mel's again. We're very glad we did. Good, smooth (not bitter) strong coffee. Good eggs. Better egg dishes than we had in Cupertino....More

Thank Kosmo63
Reviewed 31 March 2017

slow poor service , very expensive for what it is , not impressed with the food or quality of same . It is a nice land mark but has fallen VERY short of being a fun place to go to....sad.

Thank Terrence M
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a great place for families and they actually have parking! Most of the places in downtown San Francisco require parking to be found, but this was really nice! Great shakes, great burgers and excellent fries. I highly recommend the braised rib grilled cheese...More

Thank rhine1784
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We go here often for lunch, and we always like it as we know what we are getting. There is parking and that is a big plus for San Francisco. Today was an exception. We were seated immediately, but service was slow. We waited quite...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This place brings back old time nostaglia in both the food and atmosphere. I enjoyed a lunch special of a half Caesar salad, a half meatloaf sandwich, and ice tea all for $10. The photos on the walls bring back memories from the 1950's and...More

Thank MauriceTheTourGuide
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Loved the decor and the service was great. A real time warp on Geary Street with a great large counter as well as booths and tables. Can have great breakfast as well as lunch. Enjoyed pancakes which were homemade for sure. Lunch time, great specials...More

1  Thank StellaHobo
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is a diner so don't expect too much. The atmosphere is based upon Mels from American Graffiti. The food is good with all day breakfast. We had a few omellettes and grilled cheese with braised short rib. Fries were regulars or sweet potato or...More

1  Thank J0hnPM10
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
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American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 03:00
06:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3355 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3323
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-387-2255
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