Mel's Drive-In

1050 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

Hours of Service:

Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Tuesday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Wednesday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

(Hours of Service May Vary)
Grandma's Chicken Soup

with noodles. the best in town

Soup Of The Day

Clam Chowder

friday only

Debbie's Homemade Texas Chili

served with onions

Santa Fe Salad

broiled marinated chicken breast served on a bed of crisp lettuce with tomato, cucumber, avocado, egg, jack cheese, our own salsa and choice of dressing

Caesar Salad

fresh, crisp romaine lettuce tossed with caesar dressing, topped with grated parmesan cheese and crunchy seasoned croutons. add charbroiled chicken breast

Chef Salad

mixed green salad topped with ham, turkey, cheese, and egg slices

Tuna Salad

on lettuce with tomato, cucumber, and sliced egg

Chopped Grilled Vegetable Salad

grilled asparagus, zucchini, spring onion, and sweet corn tossed with avocado, tomato and greens in vinaigrette. add charbroiled chicken breast

Chicken Salad

served on a bed of lettuce with tomato, cucumber & sliced egg and your choice of dressing

Taco Chicken Salad

charbroiled breast of chicken on shredded lettuce, grated cheddar, refried beans, guacamole & sour cream, all in a crisp taco shell

Mel's Turkey Cobb Salad

sliced turkey on a bed of lettuce with tomatoes, avocado, bleu cheese, chopped egg, carrots, black olives, and italian dressing

California Fruit Salad

fresh fruit in season and choice of cottage cheese or yogurt

Mel's Famous Spinach Salad

fresh spinach, crisp bacon, mushrooms and crumbled bleu cheese, tossed with our homemade sesame ginger dressing

House Salad

tossed green, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, and choice of dressing

The Famous Melburger

classic american favorite made as only we know how. juicy 1/3-lb ground chuck served on a sesame seed bun, crisp lettuce, tomato, bermuda onion, mayonnaise, and pickle chips. add cheese

Sunset Burger

1/2 lb. topped with melted cheddar cheese and crisp bacon, avocado, lettuce, sliced tomato and red onion on grilled sourdough

Veggie Burger

served with sprouts

Avocado Burger

all that's in a melburger with sliced avocado, onion, jack cheese, and crisp bacon

Mushroom Burger

chef's choice. this gourmet burger served with sauted mushrooms and jack cheese

Big Mel Combination Plate

half pounder "proven favorite" served with fries and tossed green salad

Patty Melt

a juicy 1/3 lb. hamburger patty with two pieces melted swiss, grilled onions on grilled rye, "an old favorite"


open-face burger topped with our special recipe chili, grated cheddar cheese and diced onion

Mel's Supreme Hamburge

served with bacon, ham and american cheese

Fish Burger

delicious, deep-fried to a golden brown, served with tartar sauce

The Mel's Turkey Burger

with lettuce, tomato and pickles (we suggest grilled onions)

Turkey Melt

freshly sliced breast of turkey with melted swiss on grilled rye

Mel's Famous Hot Turkey Or Roast Beef Open-faced Sandwich

resh sliced, served with homemade gravy, mel's own lumpy mashed potatoes and veggies

Mile-high Meatloaf Sandwich

topped with mashed potatoes, crispy onion rings, & our homemade gravy. served open faced on extra thick egg bread

Fried Egg Sandwich

on white toast with lettuce, mayonnaise and whole black olives

Grilled Cheese Combination

jack, swiss, and cheddar on sourdough

The Haven's Famous Vegetarian Sandwich

avocado, sprouts, and tomatoes served on 9-grain bread with a fresh fruit cup


old favorite" on sourdough. add avocado

Smoked Ham And Cheese

grilled, served on rye

Tuna Melt

grilled tuna with cheddar on rye-"my favorite"

The French Dip

real winner, lean slices of roast beef on a french baguette. served au jus with french fries. try it new orleans style with mayo, horseradish, and tabasco

Mel's 3-deck Club

fresh breast of turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes piled high on toasted sourdough

Steak Sandwich

broiled new york steak on french roll

Chicken Salad Sandwich

on toasted sourdough with lettuce and tomato. add bacon

Tuna Salad Sandwich

served with lettuce, tomato, and black olives on sourdough

New Yorker

hot peppercorn pastrami with coleslaw on corn rye with 1000 island dressing

Fresh Turkey Breast

piled high on toasted sourdough

Reuben Sandwich

thinly sliced corned beef with sauerkraut, 1000 island dressing and melted monterey jack on grilled rye

Choice Of Ground Chuck Or Turkey

topped with caramelized onions on a brioche bun and mel's special sauce

Short Rib Slider

braised short ribs served on a brioche bun, relish and horseradish aioli

Goat Cheese And Turkey Slider

ground turkey topped with goat cheese, arugula and caramelized onions served on a brioche bun with mel's sauce

San Francisco Hot Dog

scooped out sourdough roll, cheese, onion, relish, and pickle

Sour Dog

sauerkraut on a broiled beef frank

Rebel Rouser

topped with chili, onion, and cheddar cheese. add french fries

Half Fried Spring Chicken

crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside with coleslaw, fries, roll & honey

Chicken Pot Pie

try one. baked in our own kitchen and served with salad and a roll

All American Meat Loaf

with lumpy mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, vegetables, roll, and butter

Rotisserie Chicken

half chicken, tender and juicy. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter

Homemade Turkey Dinner

served the old-fashioned way with stuffing, homemade gravy, lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter

Broiled Pork Chops

served with grilled onions, lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter

Ground Round Plate

grilled, topped with sauteed onions and served with mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter

Fish And Chips

served with coleslaw, tartar sauce, roll, and butter

Broiled Chicken Breast Dinner

broiled, marinated in our own secret recipe, served with fresh vegetables, lumpy mashed potatoes, roll, and butter

New York Steak

broiled, served with green salad, mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butte

Low-calorie Broiled Chicken Breast

served with sliced tomato and cottage cheese or coleslaw

Chili Fries

french fries topped with chili. you gotta try them!

Mel's Private Reserve Fries

Twisty Fries

Onion Rings

Wet Frieswith Gravy


Grilled Potatoes

house specialty

Lumpy Mashed Potatoes

with gravy

Herman's Potato Salad


our own recipe

Sauteed Vegetables

Biscuits And Country Gravy

Cheese Fries

Hot Apple Pie With Cinnamon Sauce

extra for ala mode or with melted cheese

Berry Pies

Marge's Cherry Pie

Homemade Chocolate Fudge Cake

Banana Or Chocolate Cream Pie

Mel's Own Double Cream Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie

with whipped cream

Fresh Strawberry Shortcake

in season

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