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Mel's Drive-In

) #32 of 8,593 Restaurants in Los Angeles ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
1650 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6121
+1 323-465-2111
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1650 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6121
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1 - 10 of 694 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I came here for breakfast because the hostel I stayed at was near to here. The place was decorated as a really old style diner and the staff was really friendly and funny. I had avocadoes and eggs toast with orange juice, the food was...More

Thank Shanneen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As expected old Hollywood style food was great, I had an awesome pumpkin pie and iced tea. Totally recommend it. Service however was rather poor, I felt rushed and was spoken abruptly to when I filled in the tipping receipt incorrectly. Honestly haven't had any...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food. Great vibe, great service, but expensive. Skip the OJ...it's the best orange juice I've ever had but it's $6 per glass! Because of that I would give it a 4.5 if I could. Classic and recommended!

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm all about he 1950-60s vibe so this was a true pleasure. I had a rootbeer float, grilled cheese and ffs (comfort food). It was really good. We choose to sit outside and watch the traffic and people.

Thank chubee01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good and not too expensive. The waiters are smiling and have been very patient and kind with me and my terrible English. I loved this place.

Thank Docmartini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I visited the Hollywood Museum and chose to have lunch at Mel's Drive-in which is in the same building. A cute retro-50s look chainlet restaurant. We had no wait for lunch even though they were doing a brisk business. The menu is...More

Thank MaryLouise H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love it when I find an old school place to eat or hang out in and Mel's kinda ticks the box for that. It's a little old school with splashes of modern thrown in. We had breakfast here one morning.....we were staying around the...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After many trips to Hollywood finally tried this place is you want American diner atmosphere it's got heaps nice service nice breakfast I will be going again for more

Thank Inkylegs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this iconic restaurant for breakfast. The food was great , even to the waiter splitting our shared bacon and fruit over 2 plates! Great food, good service , price reasonable .

Thank Dawni D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is incredible. I loved to eat here and the atmosphere it is all that i was looking for in a true american dinner. The food was amazing, i can say that was the best hamburger I ever ate. The staff are very professional...More

Thank Joao V
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you serve breakfast all day?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
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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