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Mel's Drive-In

801 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103 USA

2,638 Reviews
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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Fri 7a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
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“Meals served in a Mel's classic car”

The first of the Second Generation Mel's created to honor the original featured in American Graffiti. Steven Weiss and partner Donald Wagstaff opened the first of the "Next Generation" Mel's Drive-ins in September of 1985. The restaurant, located at 2165 Lombard Street in San Francisco, appealed to families wanting to share the tastes, sights, and sounds of the 1950s drive-in era with their children. A little over two years later, a second location was established on Geary Boulevard, also in San Francisco. The next two restaurants opened in Los Angeles, one in Sherman Oaks and the other in West Hollywood on the Sunset Strip. Van Ness Avenue is home to the third San Francisco location, and the fourth opened its doors in November of 2000 next to the Sony Metreon Center in the Yerba Buena area. In the heart of Hollywood on the famous Hollywood Boulevard our fifth location was opened with a full-service Celebrity Bar. 

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William B.

Other Than Hàŕd Řòćƙ Ćäfê & Johnny Rockets This one of my favorite place So far I Have been to 2 Mel's Diner Location The other one was in Hollywood's Universal Studios Food Joint!!!!! The One... Read more

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Franklin F.

Why 3 stars? Hit or miss on prices and taste. Some prices are reasonable some are high. Some food tastes good some tastes really good. We are in San Francisco for the SPIE conference. Stopped at... Read more

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Brian E.

Was in a pinch for a late night dinner and Mel's was the closest place to my hotel. Definitely one of those, "any port in a storm" deals. The french dip was unexciting. Seemed like the meat was... Read more

Mel's Drive-In

801 Mission St
San Francisco, California
94103 USA
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  • Sun - Thu: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 7:00 am - 3:00 am

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