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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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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good34%
  • Average29%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“onion rings” (26 reviews)
“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 2 days ago

We stopped in at Mel's Drive-In when touring around Islands of Adventure for lunch. Walking up to the diner you almost expected to see characters from American Graffiti or Happy Days because of the old cars surrounding the place and the retro look inside. It's...More

Thank silverbrook
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had milkshakes here and watched the parade ,good quick service, average price , would recommend ,as great diner

Thank jaluna3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a convenient lunch stop while in universal, the retro theme and decor is fun, the food was ok, average burgers, fit the need and filled our stomachs to refuel and keep going. Service was fine.

Thank LVPADad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was slow and despite the limited menu the food took a while to come out and even then it was merely warm instead of hot. The place is looking pretty dated and could do with a bit of a facelift.

Thank 183BillS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expensive eating for hamburgers and such but the service was quick and the food good. We ate outside where it was easy to view passing parades.

Thank deanjp2015
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is a counter order and sit restaurant. The lines weren't too long, and the food was good. Don't expect a gourmet meal here - it's just a "cheap" burger joint (there's nothing really cheap at Universal Studios...)

Thank avipiti
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Burgers & fries that were absolutely yummy and worth every nickel. Malted milk shakes that are cold and creamy just like wee remembered.

Thank lindagA5048IX
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Some pretty polarised reviews on here We ate here on our first day at Universal Studios and Ive got to say it was pretty good (Ive certainly had worse in Theme Parks) That said, we did stay away from the burgers which didnt look the...More

Thank MJH1
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

$14 (with tax) for a very average burger (think McDonalds) with sloppy lettuce and tomato (No onion option available) and about 20 OK fries. Shakes are more icy than creamy - certainly not 50's style - or 50's prices... 🤐 Bad value. Good atmosphere. Very...More

Thank Sagarian9
Reviewed 2 October 2018

To be a "fast food" restaurant the hamburger was really really good. In my opinion they shouldn’t have to compete with fast food. They are more than fast food. We was very impressed and we hade a big smile leaving the restaurant all filled up....More

Thank FredrikPP
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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