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McDonald's

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10207 Lakewood Blvd, Downey, CA 90241-2741
562-622-9248
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Trip Back in Time

I enjoyed stopping off in Downey, California, to visit this old fast food restaurant and adjoining museum. The museum is small, but it contains a good history of the McDonald's business and has many interesting items from past promotions. It was also fun to see the signs advertising prices from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2014
colliermj
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Salem, Oregon
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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Stopped in here to see one of the original McDonalds. Loved the museum and overall atmosphere. Worth a stop!! (only got a snack, so cannot rate the food.)

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Downey, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you want to feel like you've Dropped a bag of concrete in your stomach go. But there are so many better chioices at the same price point with better fresh inexpedients. NOT Frozen Freeze Dried. or shipped across the country in a freezer bag with a ton of preservatives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

This sure brought back memories! The 4th ever McD's in all it's original glory! I wouldn't care if the food was terrible (it wasn't), I would come here every day (if I lived nearby). Museum's cool too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I stopped by on the way home , got D's family pack where u get a variety of food &4drinks , I forgot it didn't come with fries , so I proceed to order 4 small fries would cost me $4.75 this McDonald's is very costly why I'm not sure, but never again I will continue to pass my hse... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I enjoyed stopping off in Downey, California, to visit this old fast food restaurant and adjoining museum. The museum is small, but it contains a good history of the McDonald's business and has many interesting items from past promotions. It was also fun to see the signs advertising prices from years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The store manager is so sweet & the food is so fresh, the chicken usually tastes funky to me in other mcdonalds but I've had no problems with theirs & the fries weren't cold like past experiences with other mc donalds'.

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Crestview, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This was a fun place for a meal. I haven't been to a McDonald's for years, but I wanted to visit the oldest one. Good pictures with the big sign. Fun to order outside. Having a museum was nice. Food wasn't bad either (for fast food).

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Looks just like it did when it opened on my little bothers birthday in 1953. I think corporate hate the place because it does not conform to anything they run today, but you can see the original golden arches and have an idea where "in and out burger" got its colour and theme design from ... not worth the drive... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Gave it a five for its historical value, not the food. It's McDonald's need I say more...

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

I just happened upon this place by mistake. It’s actually the oldest operating McDonald’s. It’s the fourth one built, opened in 1953. 50's music plays over the loud speakers. They have a cool museum display & it’s FREE. It’s nothing to brag about but it’s kool to see all the vintage memorabilia. Hey, what do you want for free!! Just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10207 Lakewood Blvd, Downey, CA 90241-2741
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Downey
  • Phone Number: 562-622-9248

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fast Food
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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