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  • Diners & Coffee Shops
  • 2165 Lombard St, San Francisco CA94123 37.799797 -122.437127
  • (Btwn Steiner & Fillmore St)
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  • (415) 921-2867
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Breakfast

Juices And Fruits

Fresh Squeezed Orange Or Grapefruit Juice  sm 2.89lg 3.41
Pineapple, Tomato Or Apple Juice  sm 2.36lg 2.89
Fruit Bowl fresh fruit in season sm 4.31lg 5.78
Sliced Bananas    3.68
with cottage cheese   5.25
Half Grapefruit Or Melon in season   4.46

Cereal And Homemade Muffins

Homemade Muffins baked fresh daily   3.41
Assorted Cold Cereals served with ½ & ½   4.73
Seasonal Or Cream Of Wheat served with ½ & ½ and raisins.   5.51
with bananas   8.04

Mel's Club Breakfast

1. Country Fresh Eggs 2 any style, with our special grilled potatoes, toast & jelly.   6.56
with ham, bacon, or sausage add   2.10
2. Diced Ham & Eggs green onions, grilled potatoes, and toast   8.14
3. Short Steak Or Waffle with one egg & choice of bacon or sausage   8.35
4. French Toast with one egg & choice of bacon or sausage   8.35
5. Short Steak With Ham with one egg   8.35
6. New York Steak & Eggs with grilled potatoes, toast, butter & jelly  (8oz) 13.39

Try Our Famous

Served With Grilled Potatoes Or Fresh Hash Browns, Toast & Jelly

Homemade Carmel Beef Steak & 2 Eggs*    10.24
Low Calorie Grilled Steak & 2 Eggs*    10.24
Apple Jean’s Scramble ground turkey, fresh spinach, mushrooms & green onions scrambled with two large farm fresh eggs   10.24
The Scramble chorizo, green chili peppers & monterey jack cheese scrambled with three ham large farm fresh eggs   10.24
Broiled Pork Chop & Eggs    11.03

Pancakes, French Toast, and Waffle

7. Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes    6.56
8. Las Vegas Silver Dollar Pancakes    6.56
9. Mole Thick-Slice French Toast house specialty   7.30
10. Cinnamon French Toast    7.30
11. Golden Brown Waffle    6.56
with berries and whipped cream   7.61

3-Egg Omelets

Omelets Served With Our Special Grilled Potatoes And Choice Of White, Wheat, Rye, Or Sourdough Toast, Butter, And Jelly. English Muffins or Bagel, Add $0.34

12. Plain Omelet    7.30
13. Cheese Omelet american cheese.   7.82
natural swiss, cheddar, or monterey jack   8.14
14. Herb Caen's Favorite ham and cheese   8.98
15. Mushroom Omelet fresh, lightly sautéed, with green onions.   8.35
with cheese   9.40
16. Vegetarian * broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, red and green peppers   9.40
17. Denver ham, green peppers, onions and mushrooms   9.29
18. Steven's Favorite ham, avocado, cheddar cheese & a little sour cream   9.40
19. '57 Ford * fresh tomatoes, green onions, spinach, and sour cream   9.40
20. Jimmy's Best fresh sautéed spinach and sour cream   8.98
21. Hangover Five Alarm * mel's famous chili with cheddar cheese   10.45
22. Three Cheese Omelet with cheddar, jack, and swiss cheeses   9.19

Side Orders

Bagel    3.41
with cream cheese   3.68
Sauce Or Sausage    5.51
Meat    4.73
Toast    2.89
English Muffin    2.89
One Egg    2.63
Short Stack    4.99
Grilled Potatoes    4.25
Hash Browns    4.25
Tomato Slices    3.68
Yogurt or Cottage Cheese    3.15
Sour Cream    2.36
Hamburger Patty   (1/3 lb.) 4.73
Corned Beef Patty    5.78

 

Salads

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   11.50
Caesar Salad fresh, crisp romaine lettuce tossed with caesar dressing, topped with grated parmesan cheese and crunchy seasoned croutons.   7.61
with charbroiled chicken breast add   3.41
Chef Salad mixed green salad topped with ham, turkey, cheese & egg slices   10.24
Tuna Or Chicken Salad on lettuce with tomato, cucumber & sliced egg   8.66
Mel's Famous Spinach Salad fresh spinach, crisp bacon, mushrooms & crumbled blue cheese, tossed with our homemade sesame ginger dressing   8.35
California Fruit Salad fresh fruit in season & choice of cottage cheese or yogurt   9.40
Taco Chicken Salad charbroiled breast of chicken on shredded lettuce, grated cheddar, refried beans, guacamole & sour cream all in a crisp taco shell   11.81
Cobb Salad sliced turkey on a bed of lettuce with tomatoes, avocado, blue cheese, chopped egg, carrots, black olives & italian dressing   11.29
Spring Salad mixed organic baby greens, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots & sprouts topped with favorite dressing   8.35
Chinese Chicken Salad chicken lightly sauteed in sesame oil, mandarin oranges, rice noodles, lettuce, green onions & cilantro, served with our hoisin dressing   11.18
Broiled Chicken Breast Salad capers, pine nuts, raisins, hard broiled egg, tomatoes & red potatoes, tossed with vinaigrette   12.34
House Salad tossed greens, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers & choice of dressing sm 4.46 7.08
with avocado add   1.68

Soup

Cup / Bowl. Served With Saltine Crackers

Grandma's Chicken Soup* with noodles. "the best in town"  3.68 4.99
Soup Of The Day   3.68 4.99
Clam Chowder friday only  4.20 5.25

Burgers

Mel's Choice Ground Chuck Has No Additives Or Preservatives And Is Delivered Fresh Daily. When You Take A Bite of Our 1/3 Lb.-Watch Out For The Juice. For The Hearty Appetite, Try Our 1/2 Lb. Add Mel's American Fries $.1.58

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.  (1/2 lb.) 6.56
add   1.95
Cheese Burger melted american, jack, cheddar or swiss on your old favorite  (1/2 lb.) 7.65
add   1.95
Sunset Burger 1/2 lb. topped with melted cheddar cheese & crisp bacon, avocado, lettuce, sliced tomato and red onion on grilled sourdough   10.24
Veggie Burger served on a whole wheat bun with sprouts   7.61
Avocado Burger all that's in a melburger with sliced avocado, onion, jack cheese & crisp bacon   9.40
Mushroom Burger chef's choice. this gourmet burger served with sautéed mushrooms & jack cheese   8.66
Big Mel Combination Plate half pounder "proven favorite" served with fries and tossed green salad   11.29
Patty Melt a juicy 1/3 lb. hamburger patty with two pieces melted swiss, grilled onions on grilled rye, "an old favorite"   8.03
Chiliburger open-face with our special recipe chili, grated cheddar cheese & diced onion   9.82
Mel's Supreme Hamburger topped with bacon, ham & american cheese   9.71
Fish Burger delicious, deep-fried to a golden brown, served with tartar sauce   8.77

Gourmet Turkey Burgers

Juicy 1/2lb. Ground Turkey Patty Served On A Whole Wheat Bun With Choice Of: Coleslaw, Potato Salad Or American Fries

The Wild Turkey topped with sauteed mushrooms & swiss cheese on a whole wheat bun   9.19
Turkey Burger with lettuce, tomato & pickles (we suggest grilled onions)   8.14
Turkey Melt freshly sliced breast of turkey with melted swiss on grilled rye   8.66

Mel's Hot Open Faced Sandwiches $9.71

Fresh Sliced, Served With Homemade Gravy, Mel's Own Kampy Mashed Potatoes & Veggies

Mel’s Famous Hot Turkey Sandwich*    
Mel’s Hot Roast Beef Sandwich    

Debbie's Homemade Texas Chili

Debbie's Homemade Texas Chili served with onions and grated cheese "mel’s family recipe" cup 4.99bowl 6.56
Chili Fries american fried topped with chili "you gotta try them"  bowl 7.09

Side Orders

Male American Fries*    3.41
Twisty Fries    3.94
Onion Rings    3.94
Mel's Onion Rings & Fries Combo    4.46
Wet Fries with gravy   3.94
Cheese Fries    4.46
Grilled Potatoes house specialty   4.25
Hash Browns    4.25
Lumpy Mashed Potatoes with gravy   4.04
Herman's Potato Salad    3.41
Coleslaw our own recipe   3.41
Sautéed Vegetables    4.46

Sandwiches

Fried Egg Sandwich on white toast with lettuce, mayo & whole black olives   6.25
Grilled Cheese Combination jack, swiss, and cheddar on sourdough   7.09
B.L.T "old favorite" on sourdough.   7.61
add with avocado   1.68
Smoked Ham & Cheese grilled, served on rye   7.61
Tuna Melt grilled tuna with cheddar cheese on rye-"my favorite   8.14
The French Dip* real winner," lean slices of roast beef on a french baguette. served au jus with american fries. try it new orleans style with mayo, horseradish & tabasco   9.71
Mel's 3-Beck Club breast of turkey, bacon, lettuce & tomatoes piled high on toasted sourdough   9.71
The Great Steak Sandwich choice strip broiled to your filling on a toasted garlic cheese french baguette, topped with bermuda onion, pickles & lettuce. you add the mustard (grey poupon of course) served with american fries   12.55
Chicken Salad Sandwich on toasted sourdough with lettuce and tomato. with bacon   7.61
add with bacon   2.10
Tuna Salad Sandwich served with lettuce, tomato & black olives on sourdough   7.61
New Yorker hot peppercorn pastrami with coleslaw on corn rye with 1000 island dressing   8.58
Fresh Turkey Breast piled high on toasted sourdough   8.66
Meat Loaf Sandwich* on toasted sourdough, your add the ketchup   7.93
Reuben Sandwich thinly sliced corned beef with sauerkraut, 1000 island dressing and melted monterey jack on grilled rye.   8.72
Famous Vegetable Sandwich avocado, sprouts & tomatoes served on 9-grain bread with a fresh fruit cup   7.88
All Our Sandwiches Are Served With Choice Of: Cup Of Soup, Herman's Potato Salad, Coleslaw Or Mel's American Fries & Pickle Chips

Charbroiled Breast Of Chicken Sandwiches

Charbroiled, Boneless, Skinless And Served On Our Whole Wheat Bun With Choice Of Potato Salad, Coleslaw Of American Fries

Broiled Chicken Breast tender breast of chicken marinated with spices, lettuce, tomato, red onion & sliced avocado on sourdough   10.24
The Lie swiss, lettuce, tomato, pickles & mayonnaise   8.98
T.L.C honey mustard sauce, swiss, lettuce, tomato & mayonnaise   9.19
American sauteed mushrooms, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato & mayo (grilled onions optional)   9.82
with add   1.68
with add   1.68

Hot Dogs

San Francisco Hot Dog scooped out sourdough roll, cheese, onion, relish, and pickle   8.56
Sour Dog sauerkraut on a broiled beef frank   8.56
Rebel Rouser topped with chili, onion, and cheddar cheese.   9.40
with american fries add   1.58

Entrees

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 sautéed 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 butter   
Low-calorie Broiled Chicken Breast served with sliced tomato and cottage cheese or coleslaw   

Kids

Kids Meal

Kids' Meal Only these kids' meals are served in a Mel's car. Take it home. Includes you choice of drink: Coke, Root Beer, Sprite, Diet Coke, Milk   
Mel's Burger and Fries    
Grilled Cheese and Fries    
Hot Dog and Fries    
Boo's Fish and Chips    
Fried Chicken and Fries    
Chicken Nuggets In a Car with Fries and Barbecue Sauce   
Only these kids' meals are served in a Mel's car. Take it home. Includes you choice of drink: Coke, Root Beer, Sprite, Diet Coke, Milk

Breakfast

Two Eggs and Toast grilled potatoes. Add bacon or sausage.   
French Toast    
*Cinnamon French Toast add bacon or sausage   
Pancakes served with milk   
*Hot or Cold Cereal (colton's Breakfast) served with milk   

Lunch

Hamburger 1/4 lb. served with lettuce and tomato   
*Sarah's Grilled Cheese    
Hot Dog plain hot dog    
Peanut Butter and Jelly add fries   
Cheese Quesadilla with Guacamole    

Dinner

Meat Loaf Dinner served with mashed potatoes and vegetable   
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce or Marinara soft roll and butter. Samantha's favorite.   

Kids' Fountain Treats

Soft Drinks Coca Cola, Root Beer, Orange Soda, Sprite, Diet Coke, and Cherry Coke   
*Milk Shakes Lynn's favorite. Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Butterscotch, Pineapple, and Oreo   
Ice Cream One Scoop of Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla Ice Cream or Orange Sherbert   
Sundaes Debbie's favorite. One scoop of your favorite Ice Cream with your choice of topping. Chocolate, Strawberry, Butterscotch, or Pineapple with whipped cream and a cherry   

Juices

Grapefruit, Pineapple, Tomato    
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice    
Milk    
Chasen's Chocolate Milk    
Hot Chocolate    

 

Desserts and Fountain

Fountain Delights

Low Fat Yogurt Shake deeeelicious! vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry   4.73
Milk Shakes thick and old-fashioned chocolate, strawberry or vanille   4.73
fresh banana, pineapple, butterscotch or coffee   4.99
black & white   5.51
express milk shakes   5.51
Smoothies ask your server for selection   5.51
Malts thick, creamy, and rich   
add to milk shakes   .32
Chocolate, Pineapple Or Strawberry with nuts and whipped cream   6.67
Black & White    6.67
Hot Caramel Or Marshmallow    6.67
Banana Split it's been a long time   7.30
Root Beer or Coca-Cola Floats    4.73
Mel's Special Orange Freeze    4.73
Ice Cream Or Sherbet  (one scoop) 3.68(two scoops) 5.09
Coca-Cola cherry, chocolate, vanilla, lemon   2.63

Desserts

We Suggest Ala Mode, Of Course. Double Crusted Pies Baked Daily In The Mel's Kitchen-Delicious

Hot Apple Pie With Cinnamon Sauce    4.46
add ala mode or with melted cheese   .89
Homemade Berry Pies    4.46
Marge's Cherry Pie    4.46
Homemade Chocolate Fudge Cake    4.46
Old Fashioned Custard Pie with whipped cream   4.46
Banana Or Chocolate Cream Pie    4.46
Mel's Double Cream Cheesecake with strawberry topping   4.46
Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream   4.46
Fresh Strawberry Shortcake in season   4.99

Beverages

Espresso    3.15
Cafe Latte    3.68
Cappuccino    3.68
Cafe Mocha    3.68
Iced Cappuccino    3.68
Espresso Milk Shake    5.15
Coffee melt blend   2.21
Brewed Decaf    2.21
Tea    2.21
Hot Chocolate with whipped cream   2.63
Milk  sm 2.05lg 2.31
Chocolate Milk    2.47
Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Root Beer, Or Sprite    2.36
Calistoga    2.63
Fresh Lemonade    2.99
Iced Tea    2.89
Fresh Lemonade & Iced Tea Combo a real treat  (22 oz.) 3.10
Iced Coffee with whipped cream   2.36

White Wine

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay    6.04

Red Wine $7.09

Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlor    
Clos Du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon    

House Wine

Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon & Sauvignon Blanc  4.50(half carafe) 8.66(full carafe) 14.44

Beer

Long Neck Bud or Bud Light    3.68
Anchor Steam    4.20
long Neck Corona    4.20
Heineken    4.20

 

Specials

Monday Blue Plate Specials

Short Ribs best In Town. served with Lumpy Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Roll, and Butter   
Breast of Chicken Cacciatore A tender breast of chicken sautéed in fresh mushrooms, onions, and green peppers, covered in a delicious tomato sauce. Served with spaghetti and garlic bread   
Rotisserie Style Chicken Half chicken tender and juicy. Served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   

Tuesday Blue Plate Specials

Short Ribs Best in town. Served with lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Rotisserie Style Chicken Half chicken tender and juicy. Served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   

Wednesday Blue Plate Specials

Short Ribs Best in town. Served with lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Stuffed Pork Chop Center cut pork chop stuffed with dressing and braised in our home made gravy. Served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   
Rotisserie Style Chicken Half chicken tender and juicy. Served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   

Thursday Blue Plate Specials

Short Ribs Best in town. Served with lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Sauteed Catfish Great Lakes Catfish sautéed in lemon butter. Served with french fries, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, and butter   
Rotisserie Style Chicken Half chicken tender and juicy. Served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   

Friday Blue Plate Specials

Short Ribs Best in town. Served with lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Sauteed Catfish Great Lakes Catfish sautéed in lemon butter. Served with french fries, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, and butter   
Baby Back Ribs Slowly roasted and braised with our famous BBQ sauce. Served with french fries, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, and butter   
Rotisserie Style Chicken Half chicken tender and juicy. Served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   

Saturday Blue Plate Specials

Short Ribs Best in town. Served with lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Red Beans and Rice New Orleans style Red beans and rice embellished with sausages and smoked meats. Served with garden fresh salad   
Rotisserie Style Chicken Half chicken tender and juicy. Served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   

Sunday Blue Plate Specials

Short Ribs Best in town. Served with lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Mel's Own Yankee Pot Roast Tender slices of beef smothered in a delicious gravy. Served with boiled potatoes, carrots, roll, and butter   
Rotisserie Style Chicken Half chicken tender and juicy. Served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   

 

Special

Chicken Pat Pie try one, battered in our own chicken and served with salad & a roll   11.50
Blue Plate Special changes daily, ask your server. please tell us your favorites   
Melt Spring Chicken fried crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside, with coleslaw, fries, roll & honey   11.29
All American Meet Last* served with crispy mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, vegetables, roll & butter   10.76
Rotisserie Chicken* half chicken, tender and juicy. served with crispy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll and butter   11.50
Homemade Turkey Platter* served the old-fashioned way with stuffing, homemade gravy, crispy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll & butter   11.50
Broiled Pork Chops with grilled onions, mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll & butter   12.02
Ground Plate grilled topped with sauteed onions and served with mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll & butter   10.24
Fish & Chips served with coleslaw, tartar sauce, roll & butter   10.76
Chicken Breast Planner broiled, marinated in our own secret recipe. served with fresh vegetables, crispy mashed potatoes, roll & butter   11.50
New York Steak broiled, with green salad, mashed potatoes, vegetables & roll  (10 oz.) 17.59

Special - Low-Calorie Diet Plate

Broiled Chicken Breast served with sliced tomato & cottage cheese or coleslaw   9.71
Mel's Drive-In
2165 Lombard St
Btwn Steiner & Fillmore St
(415) 921-2867
or (415) 921-3039
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