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Mel's Drive-In

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South San Fernando Valley
Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner
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14846 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-3453
(818) 990-6357
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7:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Having breakfast

I stopped here for breakfast, this a nice place and good service, it's very clean, it's not that big the parking lot very small and sometime you have to park on the street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
cirare13
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I stopped here for breakfast, this a nice place and good service, it's very clean, it's not that big the parking lot very small and sometime you have to park on the street.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went to Mel's for a piece of Hot Apple pie ala mode and the pie was actually fairly good although it was FAR from hot... in fact it was more like room temperature. However we did enjoy the pie enough that we were going to order a second slice of pie. Problem was, our server Nicole NEVER returned to... More 

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New Jersey
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Perhaps it is not what we are use to, but we did not have a particularly good breakfast here. We are use to the great breakfast that are served at the diners in NJ. I ordered a cheese omelet, it was a fluffy version of an omelet and absolutely tasteless even the little bits of cheese in the omelet was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A little worn on the edges, but a solid and clean presentation. Exotic patrons with eclectic looks only made the experience better. Food was all hot and well prepared. Recommend this to all my friends traveling across this land.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

When we arrived in LA we were starving. We found Mel's and were pleasantly surprised with this 50's diner. Burgers and sandwiches were good.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great for last minute meals with reasonable prices. Good service with that vintage 50's flair. Friendly neighborhood hang out.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Visited Mel's a couple of weeks ago. Fun place to eat, juke boxes at the table with great old music to choose from. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about all the music played there and interesting to talk to. The food was good with nice sized portions. The atmosphere was like being in an old time drive in. Everything was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good, inexpensive and quick, Mel's is the best clean 50's eating version restaurant/hang-out complete with table jukeboxes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My family and I eat here on a regular basis and love the atmosphere and food. The restaurant is located on Ventura Blvd, across the street from the Wells Farge Bank and Pavillions grocery store. They have a very large menu to choose from, and everything we have tried is very good. The atmosphere and decorations are rights out of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The staff and very friendly and helpful, the food is good with plenty to choose from, price range OK for where it is. The atmosphere and decor are great.

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Additional Information about Mel's Drive-In

Address: 14846 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-3453
Phone Number: (818) 990-6357
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14846 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-3453
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighborhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: (818) 990-6357

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?