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Mel's Drive-In - Lombard

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Marina District
American, Diner
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2165 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2712
+1 415-921-2867
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06:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 03:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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187 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

pretty much your average diner but a great vibe to it. takes me back to the old school days. you get your normal diner style meals. the meals were great value and pretty filling and tasty

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Thank debbie1961255068
Gustine, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere and the service were wonderful. My husband loved his breakfast. Mine would have been excellent had the whites on the egg that topped my breakfast pot pie been done. I pushed the slimy egg to the side as best I could. I never send anything back. The rest of the dish was wonderful. I'll remember to ask for... More 

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Thank Breezy911
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were charged for every refill even if it was a 1/4 cup! There was no indication that the refills weren't included or even a little extra. I would expect at $23 for 8 cups of coffee that a new cup would be brought out each time, or even a warning that there was a cost! 78$ for breakfast at... More 

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Thank MartinBonin79
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not quite sure why this place is sitting pretty at 4 starts! Decor is OK, nice and over the top drive in etc etc which is fun. Food however is woeful at best. My girlfriend had the gluten free pancakes (after having them somewhere else the day before) and they were clearly made by someone who had never eaten them... More 

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Thank James H
Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great brunch choice if you are in the cow hollow area. We were able to walk from the house we rented. Adorable vintage diner with anything you could ask for for breakfast or brunch! The pickiest of eaters will be able to leave happy! The avocado toast was wonderful!

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Thank Meganlynne0218
Gas City, Indiana
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for breakfast this morning. It was delicious, great service and atmosphere. Will visit again during this trip. 🙂🙂🙂

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Thank lmumaw
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love to see places keep their old look from the sixties, the food is good only had breakfast there reasonable prices got endless coffee, throw a few curve ball to see if they could deliver no problems got what I wanted give it a try many people having breakfast.

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Thank Alfio G
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That should be enough said. But, he waiter also got my order wrong. I ordered the black and white with hot fudge instead of chocolate sauce. But, when he brought it (after a loooong wait) it had chocolate sauce. It took 20 minutes for him to even come take our order but it appeared he was the ONLY server and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food as diners go. Pancakes were great. Service was excellent and will have to go back to try more things things

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Thank choloAlicante
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to love this place as it had the retro classic diner feel, filled with juke boxes, neon lights, pictures and booths but maybe we picked wrong off the menu? My partner had the hot dog which didn't look fantastic and I had the pancakes which were dry and stodgy. Prefer other diners to this one.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 12
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 00:00
Monday
06:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 00:00
Thursday
06:00 - 00:00
Friday
06:00 - 03:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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