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Mel's Drive-In

Diner and Breakfast Spot$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
  • jansen c.
    "Good breakfast, love their vintage decors and jukebox"(7 Tips)
    España S.
    "American diner chain, they have three other locations in SF."(4 Tips)
    Cris P.
    "One of the best shakes you'll ever put in your mouth."(22 Tips)
    Bennett W W.
    "Good food and good service plus friendly staff members"(10 Tips)
180 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • milkshakes
  • burgers
  • good for a late night
  • jukebox
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  • Herb Jackson Jr.
    Loved the pancakes
  • Vladyslav Z.
    It's a feeling of old-style drive-in. With chrome, music-box and attitude. Rather cheap for SoMa
  • Dan C.
    Dan CastellanoFebruary 12
    Been here 5+ times
    A true American diner, slightly lacking in quality for the higher price than Denny's across the street
  • Volkan Y.
    Volkan YildizDecember 27, 2016
    Typical American style breakfast.
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph ManlapazDecember 16, 2016
    Malt shakes are the best!!!
  • jansen c.
    jansen cDecember 3, 2016
    Good breakfast, love their vintage decors and jukebox
  • Renee T.
    Renee TeefiveNovember 13, 2016
    Omlettes, tuna, toast, sandwiches are all delicious
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongOctober 21, 2016
    The twisty (curly) fries are delicious. Service is very good, wait staff were prompt and the facility is clean.
  • Asa B.
    Asa BaumSeptember 28, 2016
    This is the epitome of an American diner. I imagine this place has been the same forever, which is great. It's still well kept, clean & serves great food. We had buttermilk pancakes & french toast.
  • Christian B.
    Christian BaldiaJuly 31, 2016
    The turkey dinner is delicious! Enjoy Thanksgiving any day of the year.
  • Hana M.
    Hana MullerovaMay 25, 2016
    Veggie Sandwich kind of poor. Really quick staff.
  • Mark C.
    Mark ChellisMarch 19, 2016
    Fried chicken- Yumm!
  • Camila I.
    Camila IwazakiMarch 13, 2016
    A time travel!
  • Joelle R.
    Joelle ReederJanuary 30, 2016
    basic diner stuff, bit pricey for what it is, but really friendly staff and open late!
  • Linda R.
    Linda RuizJanuary 28, 2016
    Good shakes.
  • Tracy M.
    Tracy MorganDecember 23, 2015
    They can improvise and adjust the menu items to your liking. Want an extra chicken breast on the side? Not an issue here.
  • elisa
    elisaOctober 13, 2015
    Late night grilled cheese with lettuce tomatoes onion and mayo!
  • Zhue E.
    Zhue EstradaSeptember 13, 2015
    The Elvis is pretty good!
  • kev/null
    kev/nullAugust 13, 2015
    Surprisingly decent coffee.
  • Dana M.
    Food comes fast
  • Subhasish D.
    Subhasish DasJuly 10, 2015
    Milkshake, omelette, sliders
  • Gonçalo M.
    Gonçalo MoraisJuly 7, 2015
    Huevos Rancheros, you will not regret. Staff are nice and the WiFi is cool.
  • Tahseena S.
    Tahseena SKJuly 5, 2015
    A friend suggested that I should go there for breakfast. I did and got to play with the jukebox on my table. It played the song I picked for a quarter. I felt like I was in the set of "Happy Days".
  • Ruben A.
    Ruben AvilaJuly 5, 2015
    The Belgian waffle was aight.
  • Tim P.
    Tim PursellJuly 1, 2015
    They have a quinoa salad that's good. Only in San Francisco would a diner have this and a great chili fries.
  • Enrique U.
    Enrique UgaldeJune 29, 2015
    Mel's roast beef open sandwich
  • Peter B.
    Peter BourgonJune 21, 2015
    Mostly as good as Dottie's, but ten times faster. And coffee that isn't trying to murder you. A++ would eat eggs here again.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RossJune 21, 2015
    The San Francisco hotdog is great.
  • Yousef A.
    Yousef AlgiaanJune 15, 2015
    Best home made style restaurant in SF. Try the home made milkshake so good 👌🏼
  • Isaiah T.
    Isaiah TurnerJune 11, 2015
    Bad service one night, came again. Same experience. Rude staff and horrible service. Would not recommend.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinMay 25, 2015
    Good for a quick milkshake on the go.
  • Jole P.
    Jole PMay 21, 2015
    Solid for big groups- good service!
  • Daron Y.
    Daron YondemMay 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite breakfast places in the area.
  • Roberto A.
    Roberto AMay 2, 2015
    You have to try the Fresh and juice burger WOW!! The staff excellent
  • Antoine M.
    Antoine MahanApril 2, 2015
    Old memories
  • Steven W.
    Steven WallerMarch 14, 2015
    Like something out of an American film. The food tasted good and came quickly... A good late night time eating spot!
  • Ellen M.
    Ellen McGrodyFebruary 22, 2015
    Really good fluffy pancakes and all around great diner food. Little bit on the pricey side for what it is though.
  • iAbeer
    iAbeerJanuary 6, 2015
    Was a good breakfast in this restaurant.
  • Luis G R.
    Luis G Ramírez VDecember 31, 2014
    Awesome food and service! A must to visit for breakfast in SFO!
  • David S.
    David S.December 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the biscuits and gravy here. OJ tends to be kind of watery, though.
  • Amélie B.
    Amélie BeerensDecember 7, 2014
    Classic old-fashioned diner... not that good but it's ok.
  • Hamdi B.
    Hamdi Ben LaghaNovember 29, 2014
    Typical American breakfast. Delicious orange juice
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongNovember 20, 2014
    Good food and good service plus friendly staff members
  • Tim M.
    Tim MesserschmidtNovember 17, 2014
    We've had a very nice breakfast here. Love the granola and they offer a good selection of omelettes.
  • Fede G.
    Fede GarcíaNovember 6, 2014
    Big and fat delicious burguers. Fabolous.
  • Pipo S.
    Pipo SantosNovember 3, 2014
    You should taste the deserts, my favorite is the cheese cake. Of course, the Melt Classic Hamburger is my salt option.
  • Gustavo G.
    Gustavo GarciaNovember 1, 2014
    Nothing! Nothing is good! Absence of taste, I didn't get what I ordered, meat was dry like the dessert; check took forever... Help yourself, cross the street and go to Denny's instead of this dinner.
  • Tristan T.
    Tristan TranOctober 27, 2014
    Very cool retro restaurant! Food was good too, you get a lot of choices and the staff is really cool!
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LayOctober 22, 2014
    Mediocre food, recently shutdown by the health dept for roaches.
  • May N.
    May NguyenSeptember 5, 2014
    place is aite, an overpriced dennys
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