Mel's Drive-in- San Francisco

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All-American Diner Food at Mel's Drive-In (43% Off). Two Options Available.

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Historic drive-in diner seen in George Lucas’s American Graffiti Serving Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - Late Night

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88 ratings39 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
2 days ago
Meals r good n nice services
19 ratings18 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
7 days ago
Super crowded after the Warriors championship parade. Everyone was more than friendly and helpful. They even charged my phone
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Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
June 19, 2022
I had the foods to go there was no utensils or napkins kind a hard to eat coleslaw without it. I order one Lettuce wrap burger and there was only one slice of lettuce on top and bottom barely enough to cover the meat.
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 19, 2022
Waiter was amazing. Efficient, friendly.
59 ratings50 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 15, 2022
The best food every time we go. Definately try them if you have not
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 14, 2022
37 ratings17 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
June 10, 2022
I eat at Mel’s regularly. There are many things to like about Mels. The menu has many choices and you can get breakfast at Mel’s all day long. If you want to eat healthy there are several healthy choices including one of my favorites the quinoa and kale salad which I add a grilled piece of salmon too. They have healthy smoothies as well.
7 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
June 9, 2022
Food was ok. Environment was old school diner vibes. The creole chicken was crunchy but no hint of creole. Reuben was ok- the bread was good
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $11.25 for $20 worth of food and drink for parties of two or three
  • $22.50 for $40 worth of food and drink for parties of four or more
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  • ALL Mels S.F. locations are open for outdoor dining and take-out.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid for dine-in and carryout. Limit 12 per person. May be repurchased every 365 days. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

About Mel's Drive-In

In 1947, owners Mel Weiss and Harold Dobbs assembled a staff of 14 carhops to serve passing motorists at the first Mel's Drive-In. For the next two decades, customers partial to automobile dining flocked to the chain’s 11 California locations, eager to wash down grass-fed half-pound burgers with thick milk shakes. As fast-food outlets outpaced the drive-in's once-speedy service, its popularity declined, and it was eventually scheduled for demolition. The building got a temporary reprieve, however, when filmmaker George Lucas decided to use the drive-in's original location on Lombard Street as the colorful backdrop for his film American Graffiti. As bulldozers destroyed the last remnants of the historic drive-in, American Graffiti opened in theaters.

A decade later, though, Mel's son Steven reopened Mel's Drive-In in an attempt to carry on his father's dream. Steven restored the drive-in's multiple locations to mirror their original motif by stocking each with midcentury must-haves such as illuminated marquees, jukeboxes, and Elvis-themed WiFi passwords. The drive-in’s menu, meanwhile, balances period-appropriate fare, such as hot dogs and burgers, with healthy options, such as the Haven’s Famous vegetarian sandwich, two slices of nine-grain bread topped with avocado, sprouts, and tomatoes.

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