Mel’s Drive-In

801 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

About Mel’s Drive-In

4 / 5

from reviews

    David Lee
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    March 03, 2024

    Mel’s drive in is a diner in the modern day with the vibes and atmosphere of another era. From the menu to the interior to seating, it gives old American diner vibes. The food was overall okay and fast service. Food I ordered the fish and chips and it was good. Good amount of breading for the fish and had a good side of cole slaw. Nothing special about the fries but gotta have it with the fish. Atmosphere The American diner atmosphere is the best part of this restaurant. They have the neon lights and jukebox all around. There is the counter seating in front of the kitchen and there’s a mix of booth and table seating. The noise level can be loud at times. Pricing Pricing is average for the food. Service Service was good and staff was nice. The food came out quickly after we ordered. Other

    Doug Gordy
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    May 05, 2024

    The food is your typical dinner food. Enjoyed the sandwiches and the burgers here. The oil they fry in could use a change a bit more as it imparts a bit of a burnt flavor to the sweet potato fries. The shakes are on point and really the reason I went here. Over all would visit again for the shakes.

    Chloe
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    April 29, 2024

    Visited Mel’s Drive-In late at night, close to closing time, and had a wonderful experience. Despite only ordering curly fries, the server kindly allowed us to dine in at the bar counter, which was greatly appreciated. The curly fries were delicious, and the atmosphere was fantastic with its old-fashioned decor, truly reminiscent of the 50s. Overall, a great experience!

    Johnny A
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    February 27, 2024

    As a San Francisco native I grew up eating here when I was little! For birthday party's or when I was being taken out by my parents for a treat. It is a sad day to say that this Mel's is a shadow of it's former self. Everything was sad and underwhelming. I barely could finish everything. The mayo that came on the side has very obviously been sitting out for a lot longer than it should. Which set a precedent for this whole meal. The burger was very bland and no one asked me how I wanted my burger cooked. The veggies were not very fresh either. The fries were alright and so was the soda at least! Everyone that came with me to eat that day also had a complaint about their food. Especially for the price that we paid!!! The location very obviously hasn't cleaned their floors in many many years and the menus and tables were also dirty. Mel's use to be amazing when I was younger everything was fresh and the service was amazing. I definitely am going to try the Geary location and hope that it can redeem the Mel's name. Until then the mayo and everything kind of grossed me out...

    Matthew Brune
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    April 11, 2024

    Fantastic authentic diner experience, I do enjoy getting a burger and fries and a malt shake every so often. Unfortunately the meat in the patty melt dried out a bit, but the fries and shake redeemed the meal. Went on a Tuesday night and got to sit wherever I wanted and service was kind and fast.

    Mel’s Drive-In

    Our Address

    801 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

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