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All-American Diner Food at Mel's Drive-In (37% 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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Mariannatop reviewer
36 ratings19 reviews
6 days ago
Good service
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Carlton
1 ratings1 reviews
October 9, 2021
Perfect fit...
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Guest
1 ratings1 reviews
October 8, 2021
Love this place. Honest food, straightforward and friendly service, and an endless cup of coffee …
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Feroshatop reviewer
24 ratings16 reviews
October 6, 2021
Quality food made fast!
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Brooke
2 ratings2 reviews
September 30, 2021
Delicious food, great service. I had the breakfast sandwich with hash browns.
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Mark
1 ratings1 reviews
September 26, 2021
Good food and jukeboxes in booths!
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LYNNtop reviewer
31 ratings23 reviews
September 26, 2021
Great service excellent food
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davidtop reviewer
74 ratings26 reviews
September 24, 2021
Excellent service. Fantastic food. A must when in San Francisco.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $12.50 for $20 worth of food and drink for parties of two or three
  • $25 for $40 worth of food and drink for parties of four or more
  • See the menu here.

  • 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 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 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.

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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