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Mel's Drive-In - Lombard

2165 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2712
+1 415-921-2867
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2165 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2712
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were staying nearby and decided to give this a try having already visited a more highly rated breakfast place in the neighbourhood. I had the avocado toast and my partner opted for granola with fruit and yoghurt. It was nice to see some more...More

Thank Mistyb1302
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a real locals place, where the staff knew the diners pretty well. For a Brit it was like the diners you see in the 50's movies. Very busy with a full menu. Good varied menu for all, me a veggie, kids with their...More

Thank grubs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we decided to go out for dinner so late in the evening, the only place we could find open was Mel's. It was a great evening and the service and food was excellent. The menu is varied and there were a lot of choices...More

Thank Fiona_and_Mark_RSA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fast service. Good food. Been here twice with my husband for dinner and breakfast and we liked it both times.

Thank Natalia T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this morning for a authentic American breakfast. Food was great and service too and the place was packed. Believe for a tour guide later that was also featured in American Graffiti the film. Will have to check that out. Well worth the 10 min...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Mel's is a 50/60j style diner. The burgers, shakes and drinks are there in a wilde veriety. Nice place, croudy but all goes fast. Good service.

Thank 381guntherm
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere "different" to eat and stopped here. We shared the appetizer platter which had onion rings, chicken tenders, cheese sticks and zucchini sticks. The onion rings were good and the chicken tenders quite juicy and good. The cheese sticks were good...More

Thank travelbug777_7
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We were staying across the street & just out of convenience sake hopped over to Mel's for dinner. I had my heart set on a nice big turkey or taco salad but that idea quickly flew out the window when I saw the price of...More

1  Thank KaliRaven
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Visited on the strength of TA reviews as we are staying nearby. Looks authentic as you'd expect an American diner to look, that was the best bit, indifferent service from several of the servers and managers, average food, not cheap either, wouldn't be in a...More

1  Thank Liampc67
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Food was ok, but the service was terrible. The waitress Cindy was not interested at all. She never asked if everything was ok. The sun was shining into my eyes, she asked at the table before and after us if the sun was a problem,...More

Thank JeMaSan
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.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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