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Mel's Drive-In - Geary

3355 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3323
+1 415-387-2255
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good41%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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“burgers” (7 reviews)
“onion rings” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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3355 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3323
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's classic diner food, greasy, salty, fatty, and AMAZING. Have a grilled cheese sandwich with a fried egg on it, drink a chocolate milkshake with it to offset the salt. Don't count calories if you walk in there, just count the number of times someone...More

Thank MarcCollins
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting a weekday, not many guests in the diner. Got the Mel's burger witch was a huge mistake. Plain and tasteless. Got the bill before dessert, so instead of dessert at Mel's we got it somewhere else. Next time we go to Mel's at Lombard,...More

Thank Anne-Mette L
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Good food, good people , easy parking. Like an old fashioned diner. Breakfast served all day . Like ne from American Graffiti

Thank hlmcneil2
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I've been going here since the 60's, on double dates, when the waitresses were on roller skates and affixed the tray to the car window. The burgers have gotten more expensive but haven't really changed, nor have the French fries and milkshakes. They are just...More

Thank KathieVee
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Mels on Geary is a friendly, fun, diner with juke boxes, good food, good coffee and plenty of activity. Good menu with fab breakfasts.

Thank CatherineOConnell
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Love this place! 7-8 years ago when we were last out here, we stayed up the street from it and ate breakfast here every morning. Luckily this time our first morning out we found it by accident and had to eat here! Still have good...More

Thank Rob G
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This place has been around since I was a kid and remembering when my parents used to take me here for breakfast gives me an extra to be here. I've only eaten meals for breakfast I don't know anything about their lunches or dinners since...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Mel's Drive-In (diner) is a flash back to the the diners of the 50's and 60's. Their breakfasts are great and meant to take you through lunch! (If you're there for lunch, try the triple sliders... delicious). And for 25 cents you can play the...More

Thank retiredandtraveling5
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This 50's style diner has a large menu of old and new favorites. Service is fast and friendly. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Airfrere
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Good coffee; very good avocado, toast, and poached egg breakfast; poor mimosa which was so poor, I did not finish it! The service was excellent, and there was no wait for a table.

Thank Mary T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 03:00
06:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3355 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3323
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-387-2255
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