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Mel's Drive-In

1000 Universal Studios Plz, Orlando, FL 32819-7601
+1 407-363-8000
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good30%
  • Average34%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food, Diner
1000 Universal Studios Plz, Orlando, FL 32819-7601
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Reviews (528)
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1 - 10 of 528 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my husband's favorite spot in Universal. He is a car buff and loved the cars outside Mel's. I think he would have been happy if that is the only place we went :)

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the atmosphere so much! The food was great and they had my favorite Krinkle fries! If you need something fast and cheap, this is the place!

Thank alexcharles2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Burgers, fries, and milkshakes are good. I like the atmosphere in the diner. I wish they could get around to cleaning the tables faster. But, it was very busy when we were in there.

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for an early lunch and seemed to be the first guess in line for the day. Ended up waiting 15 minutes for our $15 hamburger and fries. The best part was the outdoor seating as a parade randomly came by as we...More

Thank Pips_14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The attention to detail in this counter service restaurant is spot on. Eating here you really feel like you are in the 50's having an overpriced bad meal. The burger was tough and tasteless. If you eat slowly like myself the grease can soak through...More

Thank jhessup L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Inside Universal Studios this restaurant offers classic atmosphere, quick and efficient service. A burger with fries is around 13$ - little fries. Could be cheaper...

Thank Mathis A H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overpriced. Small selection. I didn't really enjoy our meal here at all and the décor didn't really make up for the bad food.

1  Thank phladun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical burger-and-fries place. Kids enjoy it, but I tend to eat elsewhere because of the limited choices for vegetarians. Conveniently located between the Transformers ride and the Simpsons area.

Thank hypatia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good location in the park with airconditoner inside seating. Music from the 50s playing makes a nice atmosphere. Good fries. Milk shake was not very good. Tasted like chocolate with ice. Friendly staff.

Thank karen_ralph
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the experience of the drive-in type of 50s restaurant but the food was sub-par. I ordered a burger which was pale gray with a soggy bun and its consistency was rubbery. It must have been heated and reheated repeatedly. Paid quite a high price...More

1  Thank mburbank2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Universal Studios Plz, Orlando, FL 32819-7601
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Florida Center
  • Neighbourhood: Florida Center
  • Phone Number: +1 407-363-8000
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