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Mel's Drive-In

1650 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6121
+1 323-465-2111
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (94 reviews)
“fries” (47 reviews)
“sliders” (17 reviews)
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1650 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6121
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This diner was great! Had all the same decor from its opening, all the same furniture to keep it authentic to its era, they even had the mini juke boxes on the table that would play songs. Food was good & pricey considering it’s locat...More

Thank JennamurskiRN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average breakfast experience, great shake but overall too pricey and limited menu. If you want a good classic breakfast there are better options.

Thank Nicolas R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relive American Graffiti at this Hollywood location of Mel's Drive-In. We stayed with the classics (burgers) and the food was above average for a diner, but mostly solid standbys. Service was brisk, but friendly.. The restaurant has parking and is adjacent to the Hollywood Museum...More

Thank Workingindymom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One my list of to-do's in USA was a diner! Took us til our last night in California but this certainly ticked the box! Huge and delicious food, great service and atmosphere, kids meals were spot on served in a cardboard take home car. Would...More

1  Thank Jo R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place , seated quickly and the service was second to none. The music was chill and the atmosphere was cool. The food was delicious and the cocktails were yummy. Loved it

Thank Sirah2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking back to our rental from the Metro after the Dodger's game on Jackie Robinson day, we happened upon this awesome restaurant: Mel's Drive-In. After being seated, I commented to the server on the fresh carnations on the table and added they were my favorite...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great diner. Fun décor and good service. Wow, the menu is huge. Best coffee in Hollywood. While here be sure to buy a Mel's t-shirt.

Thank joeisle17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveled to California with my mother. Walked in here for some lunch. Milkshakes were delicious! Portions are big! We split the club sandwich with potato salad as a side. Great opportunity for pictures inside and outside. Friendly staff.

Thank CourtneyandScott
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We ran out of water, the service was fast, but some of the things we ordered didn't come. The food was good. Get your discount from the corner sign. It's worth going though.

Thank Tigertina28
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Family of four had breakfast with all of us having something different from eggs to waffles to pancakes. Everyone enjoyed their breakfast and we had fun while we were there. The staff was friendly and fast, we couldn’t have asked for better. The fresh squeezed...More

1  Thank Stevea1a
Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie
stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day,
tourists flock here from around the world to see the
iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to
catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close.
Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas
the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and
hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night
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9 April 2018|
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Response from BecBelle | Reviewed this property |
Yep, it’d be fine for kids. Lots for them to see.
26 August 2016|
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Response from LoriJMK | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for a very delayed, and recognizably likely too late answer (I have been to the ER twice in the past 3 weeks). The answer is yes. I hope you had a wonderful visit and found Mel's as delightful as I did.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1650 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 323-465-2111
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