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Trip to the US: Mel's Drive-In, San Francisco

>> Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Overall comment: Good meal at a cozy diner! And it's a "featured diner" too!
Halal: I don't think so...

This was my last dinner at San Francisco during my last trip to the US. My cousin & I decided to pop-by Mel's as we couldn't find a parking spot anywhere else. Mel's Drive-In seems to look decent & they have ample parking space in the busy city of San Francisco.

The 1st Drive-In at San Francisco...

We had no idea what's good at San Francisco & we were kinda hungry & tired. All we wanted was a good meal after a long day of driving & walking around. Since Mel's looks decent, we just decided to pop-by, not knowing whether it's a good place to dine or not.

The branch where we had our dinner

To our surprise, Mel's is actually a VERY popular diner! That's how much we know San Francisco....hahaha. The place was packed, even when we arrived there around 9+pm local time!

Typical diner look & feel :D

They had really old songs playing as well! NICE! So classic...

Simple, yet extensive menu 

Guess who was here before...?

It's Guy Fieri, host of "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives"!
So yes, this is ONE popular & featured place by Guy...woohoo! We actually landed at a REALLY famous diner! *pleased*

Since we're at a typical American diner, I had to try their chili fries! Knowing that the American portion is large, we decided to order for sharing. We couldn't finish everything even when we shared! Yeap, the portions were generous :)

Debbie's Homemade Texas Chili (USD 7.45/bowl; USD 5.75/cup)
American fries topped with chili & served with onions & grated cheese "Mel's family recipe".
Loved the chili fries although it was really filling. We should have ordered a cup...hahaha....fries in slightly spicy chili sauce...yums :) 

Homemade Turkey Dinner (USD12.75/serving)
Served the old-fashion way with stuffing, homemade gravy, lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll & butter
 Since we weren't VERY hungry (we were more tired than hungry), we decided to order the turkey for sharing. It felt like Christmas. I was expecting roast turkey in a "brown" look, but it came out "white"! Something really different from my imaginations. The stuffing was quite interesting as well since it's actually bread! I love the cranberry sauce that came with the turkey. Simple, yet delicious dish :) The turkey was tender & juicy...true comfort food after a long day.


Map to Mel's at Mission Street

This is certainly one place to try out for a true-American dining experience :) Prices are reasonable (dollar to dollar) & the place is certainly cozy & comfortable for a good meal.


Mel's Drive-In
801 Mission Street
San Francisco 94103
California
United States of America
Tel: (+1) (415) 227 0793


Ratings:
Presentation: * * * *
Price: * * *
Environment: * * * 1/2
Taste: * * * 1/2
Service: * * * 1/2


Overall:


1st-experience at an American diner,

3 comments:

HenRy LeE August 2, 2013 at 3:15 AM  

Their homemade turkey dinner made me drool.... I wanna go to US too! :D

HenRy LeE August 2, 2013 at 3:16 AM  

Their homemade turkey dinner made me drool.... I wanna go to US too! :D

PerutBesi August 2, 2013 at 10:54 PM  

@HenRy LeE: Come come! I'm going again...but I'm leaving this coming Wednesday already! Will be there til 16th, so if you really wanna come, just come! Accommodation is covered!

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