Restaurant Review: Mel’s Drive-In


I would go here more for the experience than the food.  It looks like one of those 1950’s diners, which was what attracted me to the place. There were two others in San Francisco; the one I went to was located in the Cow Hollow area which happened to be the original one opened by Steven Weiss and Donald Wagstaff in 1985.

After a decent walk down Lombard St. to get my morning started and my heart pumping, I was ready for a fairly big meal. It’s another place where you choose your own seats and you pay up at the cash register.

I love, love, love the look of this place. It’s super casual and old school looking. The clientele is very diverse. I seen people of every ethnicity there, which was different from the other three restaurants I went to.

I got some fresh lemonade that was sent from the heavens and had angel tears in it. The waffle I got melted in my mouth and was light and crispy like I like it. The bacon was cooked the way I like it, but was a bit too salty for me.

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It’s one of the more inexpensive places to eat in the area.


Rating: 7/10

Mel’s Drive-In

2165 Lombard St. (Marina/Cow Hollow)

San Francisco, California 94123



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