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“Great downtown diner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nickel Diner

Nickel Diner
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422 (Downtown)
213-623-8301
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Ranked #34 of 8,000 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great downtown diner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

During our vacation in LA, we were recommended to try this place for breakfast by our hotel. We enjoyed it so much, that we came back again the next day. It is basically your typical diner, and not the cheapest place, but everything was very tasty. We tried one of their home-made giant donuts each visit... and especially enjoyed their Nutella version.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Taguig City, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yum-YUm”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

its a very busy diner but you to be there to have that feeling of a diner. good food. but worth the visit. go early to avoid the crowd.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Wow! a real old-fashioned diner right in the heart of LA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I travelled from Koreatown where I was staying to check this place out for breakfast at the Nickel diner after seeing it featured on Drive-ins, Dives and Diners with Guy Fieti.
The furnishings and lighting is really old and the architecture is true old LA and worth seeing. The place is always busy and they are known for their huge portions and definitely take this to heart cuz they are BIG!
I had the brioche cinnamon french toast with strawberries. Yummy!!!! as simple as that. It was so big I got 6 huge pieces of french toast and was only able to eat 2 so I boxed it up and there are unfortunately tons of homeless in LA so I had no problem giving it away.
Definitely excellent specials I loved it and highly recommend it.

Visited May 2013
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“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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“Fantastic!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

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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