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“Authentic brunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nickel Diner

Nickel Diner
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422 (Central L.A)
213-623-8301
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Ranked #46 of 8,660 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Authentic brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Main street feeling. Great brunches with hangover specials. Kind of close to the rough neighbourhood but friendly diner feel

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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  • German first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
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“Fantastic!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

I had the stuffed avocado salad with quinoa.....simply to die for!!! Great atmosphere, great service, great food. What more could you ask for?

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Big portions”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Good value, but was not impressed with quality. Service was much better than other places I visited in LA. A little from central Downtown.

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Hamilton, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food, sketchy location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I had to try this place and I am glad I did. Perfectly cooked catfish on Cornbread with a Brussels sprout hash was fantastic. The service was friendly and the speed and confidence at which a server got a homeless man out of the place was astonishing. This leads to the negatives though, it is in a dicey part of town. I wouldn't call it dangerous, just a tad unnerving. Also, the desert I had simply wasn't very good. It is possible that I simply missed the point but my home-made Ho-Ho had an odd taste to it.

Visited April 2013
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Tampa Bay Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Old Times Decore and Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

In town for a few days and wanted diner food. This classic on Main Street filled the bill. Our group tried a tasty corned beef and classic cheeseburgers. Onion rings were perfect. Salad perfect. Best of all the desert tray. All good choices but Samores cake was mile high perfect. We will be back next time in LA!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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