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Falafel Drive-In

2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
+1 408-294-7886
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Falafel drive-in is one of my favorite restaurants and it has been since my first visit when I moved to the area in 1988. I’ve tried most of the menu and all of it is amazing, all of it! My favorite though is “the special”...More

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely worth coming here if you love falafels! They are delicious! This isn’t a place you come for the ambiance but the food is great. I also recommend bringing your own hot sauce like harissa because their hot sauce is a bit sweet for my...More

Thank indofranco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, I used to go to a lot of Middle Eastern cuisine places in New York and they don't have too many here in the Bay Area. So when I found this, it was a godsend. This place is just a road stand basically in...More

Thank Ric F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been going here for years! Best falafels on earth and there’s no comparison! Grab a banana shake as well!

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considering how quickly and efficiently the food gets served it is surprisingly delicious. I always go for the spicy falafel sandwich and seasoned pita chips. The banana milkshake is made with real bananas too :)

Thank Ushnish D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives which is what led me to come here. Their falafels are great! They have an outdoor seating area that is first come, first serve. You'll be pestered by the local pigeons just waiting for you to drop...More

Thank Pang L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first time in San Jose, and I was hungry and tired after a long morning spent in airplanes and airports. I got the Daily Special: A falafel sandwich and Banana shake. Best decision I’ve made in my life so far. Food was fresh, service...More

Thank Meredith S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After having many a pleasureable meal here, ever since the 70's, I was sooo very disappointed tonight. We waited 30 minutes in line to place our order and another 30 waiting for our order to be ready, only to be told that they had no...More

Thank siwadcm13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was just okay. I didn't think it lived up to the hype. I got the chicken on a pita. The press was soggy and the chicken only so so. I won't go there again.

Thank Amy E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten at Falafel's twice after flying into San Jose for business. Both times I had the falafel pita with fries and both times the food was awesome. Be sure to get extra hot sauce for dipping the fries. I'll be back the next time...More

Thank wolverines_go_blue
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Maxine C
20 June 2016|
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Response from Scuffy13 | Reviewed this property |
Outdoor picnic tables. First come, first served.
Larry S
31 December 2014|
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Response from estoniankid | Reviewed this property |
I do. OT recall anything specifically being on the ordering display that says an item is gluten free My suggestion would be to call them. I don't know, but since they use old family recipes from the Middle East, their pita... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-294-7886
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