Mel's Drive-In

801 Mission St (at 4th St.), San Francisco, CA 94103
Hours:
Open until 2:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 6:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 6:00 AM–3:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.9/10

Based on 1403 votes

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  • "... were great. Get a shake while your there, they have more flavors..." (12 tips)
  • "... fran a flip card to conserve water" (3 tips)
  • "Like all Mel's make sure you get a seat near a juke control. A..." (2 tips)
  • Andy W.

    Count the number of seconds it takes to get seated - usually under 20 seconds.

    Andy W. · January 30, 2010
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  • Charles E.

    Pancakes, eggs and a Coke with a smile. Bring quarters for the jukebox!

    Charles E. · January 24, 2012
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  • Tony W.

    Like all Mel's make sure you get a seat near a juke control. A quarter a song and full of classics

    Tony W. · February 2, 2010
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  • M. Serdar K.

    'Speed' has a new definition by now! This place is FAST!

    M. Serdar K. · October 13, 2011
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  • Mark M.

    The WiFi password is their phone number.

    Mark M. · August 28, 2010
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  • Dan

    a little pricey but great breakfast.

    Dan · May 5, 2010
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  • Ernest P.

    They have awesome sweet potato fries!

    Ernest P. · June 7, 2011
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  • Jennifer B.

    Have a Cherry Coke!

    Jennifer B. · December 31, 2010
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  • Andres A.

    try the Tortola scramble, yum!

    Andres A. · May 5, 2010
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  • Sabrina S.

    I LOVE MELS! Great food!

    Sabrina S. · April 2, 2011
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  • Nichole A.

    Share with your friends- the portions are HUGE

    Nichole A. · March 10, 2011
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  • j b.

    The waitstaff here are a well oiled machine...they get you seats immediately, shout your progress to the other staff and haven't messed up my order yet (!)

    j b. · January 16, 2011
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  • Beatriz S.

    Milk shakes... Delicious

    Beatriz S. · December 21, 2010
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  • Cornelius J.

    Great burgers and sweet potato fries.

    Cornelius J. · July 20, 2013
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  • Karlie C.

    They have an open kitchen, so be sure to grab a seat at the bar to glare at all the line cooks meh heh heh >:)

    Karlie C. · June 23, 2013
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  • Doug W.

    Cinnamon French Toast is remarkable!

    Doug W. · August 30, 2012
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  • Jean-Luc D.

    I used to like this place, but it's now one of the worst breakfast in SF. Two eggs, bacon & juice for $15. Eggs are undercooked, potatoes are raw, blackened & covered w/ overcooked onions, ect. Avoid!

    Jean-Luc D. · July 1, 2012
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  • peter h.

    Try the Elvis

    peter h. · November 29, 2011
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  • Jesuki

    after REQUESTING an ice water, the waitress proceeded to flip the "conserve water" sign. I don't care! I'm gonna drink it you punk!

    Jesuki · January 6, 2011
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  • Catherine V.

    Hot chocolate is great!

    Catherine V. · November 21, 2010
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  • Kimo W.

    Love the Elvis Scrambler.

    Kimo W. · September 21, 2010
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  • Donna P.

    Very fast!

    Donna P. · March 11, 2010
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  • Metehan O.

    Please order the 3 amigos ;-)) 3 little hamburgers special to Mel's

    Metehan O. · October 6, 2013
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  • Eric T.

    Get the fresh squeezed OJ to start

    Eric T. · July 11, 2013
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  • Billy T.

    Home fries here are addictive.

    Billy T. · June 14, 2013
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  • Bryan D.

    They're busy, but a good breakfast stop before conferences or work.

    Bryan D. · June 13, 2013
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  • Antonio U.

    A perfect place for eating, also very cheap and beautiful.

    Antonio U. · May 21, 2013
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  • João A.

    Good lunch, not so good breakfast. Pinecrest have way better hashbrowns.

    João A. · December 22, 2012
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  • Vince W.

    The turkey slider is small and singular. If they ask you if you want 2, say yes.

    Vince W. · October 6, 2012
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  • Celia C.

    Wonderful turkey burger and loved the cherry in my sprite

    Celia C. · August 30, 2012
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  • Parag M.

    Amazing Tortilla scramble.. Love IT!

    Parag M. · August 30, 2012
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  • Cat T.

    Turkey melt...

    Cat T. · August 9, 2012
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  • Mitzychan

    Try the Homemade Turkey Dinner - #american #old-fashioned (via @Foodspotting)

    Mitzychan · May 17, 2012
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  • Justin P.

    Short rip sliders or meal is good stuff.

    Justin P. · April 15, 2012
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  • Mark B.

    Stevens favourite omelette is fantastic !

    Mark B. · February 7, 2012
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  • Mz L.

    Loverance us here tonight

    Mz L. · February 5, 2012
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  • David N.

    A shake is always good

    David N. · January 13, 2012
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  • N M.

    Diner feel with Chinese restaurant service, aka awful

    N M. · December 28, 2011
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  • Kenny C.

    Reuben or chicken Salad sandwich are usually my favorite choices here

    Kenny C. · December 14, 2011
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  • peter h.

    Great diner atmosphere

    peter h. · November 29, 2011
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  • Elizabeth W.

    If you get the waffle ask for it well done or it will come out doughy

    Elizabeth W. · August 17, 2011
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  • Jeffrey T.

    Can rate The Famous Mel Burger as worth a try after night at #wwdc Especially when Rickenbacher has stopped serving

    Jeffrey T. · June 8, 2011
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  • Anthony N.

    Just a great place for breakfast. You can get a meal and custom make the eggs and bread to make it your own. My fave combo: corned beef has with sunny side up eggs and sourdough. A generous portion!

    Anthony N. · May 17, 2011
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  • Cass C.

    Orange juice is fresh squeezed and refreshing.

    Cass C. · May 12, 2011
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  • Greg S.

    Oreo shake for the win.

    Greg S. · March 4, 2011
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  • ablackonamac M.

    Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Toast & a Large OJ! that's how a #Macworld breakfast is done.

    ablackonamac M. · January 28, 2011
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  • Russ R.

    Two words: Espresso milkshake!

    Russ R. · January 26, 2011
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  • Ari B.

    New yogurt shakes!

    Ari B. · December 31, 2010
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  • Carlos G.

    O breakfast e muito bem servido, escolha a música que gosta na sua mesa e com 25cents ela toca em todo o salão.

    Carlos G. · September 7, 2013
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  • Eliamar M.

    Excelente lugar y muy típico, te sientes de película! Buen servicio y comida muy deliciosa comí hotdog sabroso y bien servido y sí, las malteadas son de-li-cio-sas!!! No se lo pierdan :)

    Eliamar M. · August 14, 2013
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