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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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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2165 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2712
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While driving around the city for what seemed like hours looking for a parking place near places for lunch, we fell upon Mel's on Lombard with a free parking lot. It's one of the chain of diners that was in the old movie American Graffiti....More

Thank Dick C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love a good breakfast and have a fondness for old diners, so thought I would love Mels. However, the food was really not that good. Ordered corned beef hash with poached eggs. The hash was "ok," but the egg was way over cooked so it...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked here from our hotel and the menu was huge and took some time to decide but we were not disappointed. The salad was the best I had our whole trip, my husband had fried chicken but he was not as happy with it....More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a step back to the '50's and '60 when you walk into this place. As a Jersey girl who is used to a diner on nearly every corner, Mel's was fantastic! There was counter seating, black and while floor tiles, a juke box at...More

Thank P636TTsusans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coming here on occasion confirms why I don’t come here more often. The grilled cheese sandwich was expensive and yet so meh, and the fries were thick and lukewarm. My turkey hash had no flavor whatsoever and the hash brown serving as the base was...More

Thank 1SFOSO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast here twice. Good atmosphere about the place. Always seems to be busy but they found space for us. Supposedly like an old 50's diner but since we weren't around then I really couldn't say. Certainly the staff treated us well, lots of...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Food is OK, there is only so much "diner nostalgia" that bring people in. Atmosphere is authentic, there's even a juke box at the entrance and on the wall of each stall. Not exactly low price and food is ok. If only they serve faster...

Thank steven t
Reviewed 10 October 2017

A very cool exterior and interior, with great service and delicious food. We had breakfast here 2 out of 5 mornings. Very good indeed.

Thank JackieR71
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Food was just what we needed! Taste like what I make at home! Loved the diner! Quick and convenient!

Thank Muthrteresa
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We selected Mel's based on Navigation device closest restaurant. We were pleased with the choice. Mel's is based on the drive in from the movie American Graffiti. The food is very good, the server was great fun, the prices are reasonable even though it's a...More

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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 3:00 am
6:00 am - 3:00 am
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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