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Mel's Drive-In

1000 Universal Plaza, Universal Islands of Adventure, Orlando, FL 32819-7601
+1 407-224-4233
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good35%
  • Average29%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“chocolate shake” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food, Diner
1000 Universal Plaza, Universal Islands of Adventure, Orlando, FL 32819-7601
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Always go here for a quick lunch found it to be a lot more expensive than 3 years ago milkshakes are good in the 90s singers would come out on the platform and sing i miss that still enjoy going here

Thank floirdagreat
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Universal Studios my husband was getting grumpy-hungry so got in line for a $9.99 single slice of pizza. Since it was pouring rain, I talked him into trying Mel's Drive-In so we could get out of the rain and rest for a few...More

Thank JoeyFL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven’t enjoyed previous meals at Mels Diner when visiting universal studios. We wandered in around 3:30pm to a quiet diner . Great! straight to the till to order with no queue and the meal came out almost immediately. Which is always a bit worrying. When...More

Thank Willger
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Wanted to eat somewhere different as we were in Cape Coral so a blast from the past it was had to wait 30mins but on holiday so we waited we all tried different things and we all enjoyed it plenty of choice would go again

Thank Avamia2
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Went here for a burger when the burger place we wanted to go to it closed at 5 o’clock. We didn’t want the milkshake that came with the Mels cheeseburger so we asked for Coke instead and they charged us over six dollars for two...More

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The menu is simple: veggie burger, hamburger, chicken nuggets. The veggie burger was pretty good. It's a nice ambiance

Thank P G
Reviewed 20 March 2018

If you want a quick meal at Universal Studios (not in Islands of Adventure), this is the place. It's med-price food similar to other theme parks. The neatest thing is the old cars they park on the street in front of the restaurant.

Thank Dean A
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We did not like the way burgers were made. Food quality was not great. We were very surprised. Given that the theme of this diner was 1950’s or 1960’s, we expected better. The shakes were good, however.

Thank Crichton-Steet
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Nothing extraordinary about the food but the ambiance is nice. The location is at the crossroads of a few streets and there are a lot of the character actors in the area. There was a street Minon show while I was there.

Thank Kristy C
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Good, as you'd expect. The children loved it, my husband waxed lyrical about the milkshake. Good effort made to accommodate my young daughter's allergies.

Thank 781tamsinh
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Universal Plaza, Universal Islands of Adventure, Orlando, FL 32819-7601
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-224-4233
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