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Mel's Drive-In

14846 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-3453 (South San Fernando Valley)
(818) 990-6357
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Ranked #1,281 of 8,645 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen, Hamburgers
Neighborhood: South San Fernando Valley
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Perth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

A taste for overseas travellers to experience the Happy Days era. Liked the personal juke boxes. Huge food serves, a bit of a put off for us.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I was ignored at the counter for about 10 minutes. Never offered water or a silverware set-up. When I finally got service, the waiter was friendly but the food almost tasteless. This was my first (and last) visit. Oh, yeah---I got over-charged and didn't realize until I was out of there.

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Manaus, AM
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

It's a very tradicional dinner from the city. I love the fact they have pictures of all kinds of artists that went there from the 50's until these days. The food is delicious, the price is okay and they have all kinds of choices, even for vegans. Also, the place is beautiful and takes your to the 50th's in a... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Awesome diner, like stepping into the past!!! Food was nice, milkshakes awesome!!! And loved the juke box!!! Was great for our kids!!!

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Cranfield, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We all thoroughly enjoyed our experience and food here. After a long day shopping and at the Warner Bros tour down the road, this place was perfect. Good straight forward food, and reasonably priced too. Meatloaf and vegetables was great with nice mash and gravy. Burgers, chicken tenders all went down well. Shakes were good too, and i was able... More 

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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen, Hamburgers

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