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“ok food, expensive as thought” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mel's Drive-In

Mel's Drive-In
1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando, FL 32819 (Florida Center)
407.363.8000
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Ranked #1,026 of 3,180 Restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: Hamburgers
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Florida Center
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“ok food, expensive as thought”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

located within universal park, great location to wait for character parades and they dance right on the corner. food was just like rest of park and prices were equal to that as well. $50 for a lunch 2 adults/2kids

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Crowded and mediocre”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Burger: not great. Grilled chicken salad: the chicken was frozen and the lettuce was mostly iceberg. The fries were overseasoned with season-all. Lots of noisy kids. Avoid this place.

Visited November 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Nice food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Love this old fashioned diner, was even better on Halloween Horror night as Mel's Die-in lol. Food was good for a burger bar. My husband loved the apple pie and ice-cream.

Visited October 2012
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Boulder, CO
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Kids will love it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The menu was made for kids. Hamburgers. Onion rings. Milk shakes. Jello. Cake. If you are looking for heart-healthy fare, this is not your best restaurant pick. But your children will likely ask to come back. My son really enjoyed the juke boxes; he had never seen one before.

Go early (like 11 a.m.) or mid-afternoon (before the dinner crowd arrives), or you'll be in for a long wait. Try NOT to ask for food modifications. They don't seem well-equipped to handle special requests.

Expect a bit of a mess. There were spills on the floor, sparrows (yes, indoors) picking up crumbs, etc. Imagine: an outdoor picnic (only inside).

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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edinburgh
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We tried here one day loved the cars outside loved the decor inside but place was really untidy inside was really busy so maybe that was why. Other half enjoyed his double burger but have to say I did not really enjoy it very bland burger and just warm, Better places in Universal to eat that's for sure . Enjoyed music but that was it...

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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