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“Birthday celebration hollywood style ...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mel's Drive-In

Mel's Drive-In
1650 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Central L.A)
(323) 465-2111
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Ranked #488 of 8,645 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Jakarta, Indonesia
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Birthday celebration hollywood style ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We had a family dinner in the restaurant on the night of my birthday. Burgers and Shakes are the menus in this 50's ambience restaurant. Overall, a pleasant evening and a night to remember for me, the birthday boy

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We ate here several times as it was close to our accommodation in la and each time we went here we had excellent service and our meals were made quickly. The menu is fairly large so there is something for everyone and the prices are very reasonable. This is a great place to grab a bite to eat and would recommend to anyone wanting causal dining.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Convenient location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We ate here a couple times while visiting the area. Service was quick both times. Everything we had was decent if not pretty good. The portions are fairly generous and kids will not have a problem finding something they like. The pictures and memorabilia were interesting. We'd go back if we were staying in the area again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Never good”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Every time we have traveled to Hollywood we eat here for some reason like we cannot remember we've had bad experiences. The food is average nothing special. We only ate here because we had been traveling all day and where starving and every other restaurant had a long wait time. We had 3 different servers, one that took our order, one that brought drinks and one that brought our food. Service is slow once you are in there. Never got a refill or asked if we would like more to drink. When we got the bill was more than prices listed in the menu. Oh well at least we where no longer starving.

Visited September 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Straight out of the 50's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great atmosphere and the apple pie here is to die for. Great burgers and great desert in a classic setting. what more could I ask for. I will visit there again on my next trip to LA

Visited April 2013
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