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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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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“sliders” (12 reviews)
“apple pie” (6 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2165 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2712
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had a few breakfasts in mels the food is good and service is good nice and friendly staff. You need to have a meal In a classic American place if on a trip just for the experience

Thank davglafferty
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in for dinner around 6pm and the place was empty. We ordered Burgers and grilled cheese. The service was good and the food was cooked to perfection. The diner has alot of items from the 60's and we were impressed with the American...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A time to relive the past within this nostalgic venue,counter seats booths and tables,quick service hot abundant food such as burgers and sandwiches,delivered quickly and in plentiful eat yourself to death sizes,lots of happy eaters including myself.I enjoyed the fries with gravy.

Thank talentpicker
Reviewed 1 week ago

FIRST- Let me tell you about Carlos (the manager). When I came in and asked for the booth by the window- He reluctantly gave it to me. I was waiting for my hubby and wanted to see him coming. I fell all over myself thanking...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hey it's a diner . . . not fine dinning. The food is good for the price. The waiters are on the spot with your order, until it gets crowded. What's cool about this place is the 50's nostalgia and juke box.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here twice for breakfast, everything was fine and with typical American portions! If you just order sides that is fine and then not overwhelmed with food. Food was freshly cooked and the service was fine.

Thank baggiebird22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for our last meal in the US. Food was good, atmosphere was great. Servings were plentiful.

Thank Teemee J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st visit for me at Mels diner. My partner has been before. Really liked the atmosphere, the food is fab, had to have the Elvis Scramble, my partner had the steak and eggs. Our waitress was very nice too, Karla x

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The only things we tried were the clam chowder and club sandwiches. I know, I know, chowder at a diner? But it was decent and it was just a side not the main course! The triple decker club was very fresh and good except way...More

Thank katrinabrain
Reviewed 9 June 2017

My husband and I stopped here because it was across from our hotel in SF. We had a meal and shakes. The shakes were delicious, but I'd say the prices of the food and shakes were too high ($8 a shake).

Thank Melissa L
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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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