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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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2165 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2712
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy 50s-style chain in the Marina district. It was Mother’s Day but we got seated quickly. My French Toast and poached egg was ok. Not quite hot enough but edible. My wife had to send the avocado toast with poached eggs back because they were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a spot of breakfast here yesterday as we walked by, and the decor is great typical 1950-60 drive in. Great staff very busy and friendly. The food we thought was a little bland but the eggs on my sunrise breakfast were slimy. Was expensive...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a couple, and eat there 4 times breakfast (once was at 6 am). The place is very nice and clean. The service is excellent and done with a smile. The food is very tasty and there is a variety for everyone to find...More

Thank Eli S
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

One of the biggest perks of this place was that it had its own free parking lot for customers. Parking is a valuable commodity in San Francisco. It was a little old and run down looking. But it was clean. The food was good. Our...More

Thank amychav
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We were there for breakfast a little after Mel's opened, at 6:00 am. Our waiter was very nice and very overworked. More servers might have helped. When a waitress came in around 7:00 (yes, we were still there) service improved. But not for us because...More

Thank Moseyell
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Only stopped in to have a coffee and some Apple Pie in the evening. Good coffee as far as American coffee goes (we Europeans like stronger coffee). all in all great.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

What a treat a short walk from my hotel. Fabulous breakfast the staff are all very nice. The decor is amazing and they cater for everyone love it.

Thank LauraJPF
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is a definite tourist trap and is nothing to write home about. Food was the typical diner food but way overpriced. The mixed berry pie was very good though. Everyone enjoyed the shakes. We ordered a grilled cheese, two burgers and a turkey burger....More

Thank Marni G
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I think this place is about 70 years old. It is a real diner! Great food, service, and price! If it’s busy sit at the bar to get in sooner.....Easy to find on Lombard. We took the #28 bus from the end of Fisherman’s Wharf....More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Mel’s is a classic diner with friendly service and something for everyone on the menu. Mel’s hit the spot.

Thank Psmom2
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 03:00
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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