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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, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2165 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2712
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were traveling through on our motorcycles. Breakfast was filling. It was a little expensive, but we’re from the Midwest. The restaurant is filled with nostalgia and photos of celebrity guests. Overall, a good experience.

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner twice here..the food was very good and loved the malted milk shakes so good..friendly staff..

Thank Bears22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast good selection, dinner Poor beef fatty and chewy, overall not bad , staff are friendly and attentive

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good and quick service with standard free refills on filter coffee. Being British steak for breakfast is not normal but I had to try it as it was a good price for a 6oz steak eggs, potatoes and toast ($12.50). Elvis scramble, my partner's choice,...More

Thank Hurfeneration
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing special here. Average in all respects, but our waiter was very nice. Typical diner food, hit the spot after a LONG day of travel, and is straight across the street from the hotel we stayed at.

Thank Danny M
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Busy 50s-style chain in the Marina district. It was Mother’s Day but we got seated quickly. My French Toast and poached egg was ok. Not quite hot enough but edible. My wife had to send the avocado toast with poached eggs back because they were...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Had a spot of breakfast here yesterday as we walked by, and the decor is great typical 1950-60 drive in. Great staff very busy and friendly. The food we thought was a little bland but the eggs on my sunrise breakfast were slimy. Was expensive...More

Thank John H
Reviewed April 23, 2018

We are a couple, and eat there 4 times breakfast (once was at 6 am). The place is very nice and clean. The service is excellent and done with a smile. The food is very tasty and there is a variety for everyone to find...More

Thank Eli S
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

One of the biggest perks of this place was that it had its own free parking lot for customers. Parking is a valuable commodity in San Francisco. It was a little old and run down looking. But it was clean. The food was good. Our...More

Thank amychav
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We were there for breakfast a little after Mel's opened, at 6:00 am. Our waiter was very nice and very overworked. More servers might have helped. When a waitress came in around 7:00 (yes, we were still there) service improved. But not for us because...More

Thank Moseyell
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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6:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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