Mel's Drive-in- Los Angeles and San Francisco

Food & Drink
3355 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118 3355 Geary Blvd., San Francisco Directions
Today 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM Open All Hours
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Diner, Burgers, Coffee, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 AM - 3:00 AM, 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Mon-Fri
    12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sat
    12:00 AM - 3:00 AM, 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    American, Diner, Burgers, Coffee, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    No
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Kids Menu
    Yes
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Report | 18 hours ago
Love Mel's turkey bugers!!!!
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Report | 2 years ago
Good service and tasty food!
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Report | 2 years ago
The food was just so-so and the price was too high.
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Report | 2 years ago
The milkshakes are to die for!
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Report | 2 years ago
The New York steak was very tough
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Report | 2 years ago
Its all GOOD !!! great food, family friendly cooperative staff!
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Report | 2 years ago
Good service
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Report | 2 years ago
Suggest having large brioche buns as a choice, delicious !
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Report | 2 years ago
Good quick service by the waiters and waitresses.
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Report | 3 years ago
Good diner food
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From Our Editors

In 1947, owners Mel Weiss and Harold Dobbs assembled a staff of 14 carhops to serve passing motorists at the first Mel's Drive-In. For the next two decades, customers partial to automobile dining flocked to the chain’s 11 California locations, eager to wash down grass-fed half-pound burgers with thick milk shakes. As fast-food outlets outpaced the drive-in's once-speedy service, its popularity declined, and it was eventually scheduled for demolition. The building got a temporary reprieve, however, when filmmaker George Lucas decided to use the drive-in's original location on Lombard Street as the colorful backdrop for his film American Graffiti. As bulldozers destroyed the last remnants of the historic drive-in, American Graffiti opened in theaters.

A decade later, though, Mel's son Steven reopened Mel's Drive-In in an attempt to carry on his father's dream. Steven restored the drive-in's multiple locations to mirror their original motif by stocking each with midcentury must-haves such as illuminated marquees, jukeboxes, and Elvis-themed WiFi passwords. The drive-in’s menu, meanwhile, balances period-appropriate fare, such as hot dogs and burgers, with healthy options, such as the Haven’s Famous vegetarian sandwich, two slices of nine-grain bread topped with avocado, sprouts, and tomatoes.

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Mel's Drive-in- Los Angeles and San Francisco

Sun
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM, 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Mon-Fri
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sat
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM, 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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