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Nickel Diner

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524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
+1 213-623-8301
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“donuts” (40 reviews)
“polenta” (14 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
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Reviewed October 8, 2014

It was a phenomenal comfort food lunch. The Nickel Burger, the onion rings (don't miss out, add blue cheese), and the incredible Oaxacan chocolate dessert. Reminded me of my local diner growing up. Great place. Knowing it was our first visit, the owner came and...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Best pancakes ever. Lovely place good service and excellent food both in taste and value for money. Don't pay for expensive hotel breakfasts go here

Thank vickyjmf
Reviewed September 12, 2014

When my friend pulled up to what looked like a seedy diner I wasn't so sure. We arrived 7PM and it was empty. That soon changed! Settled into red banquette seating, I took in the authentic decor we ordered (to share) a fantastic steak/wedge salad...More

Thank Heidi2010
Reviewed August 29, 2014

Nickel Diner has a down home vibe, complete with tuck-and-roll red leather walls and retro dining tables and chairs. But it's the food that is the draw for downtown LA denizens as well as curious visitors like us. Lines form early here for parties of...More

Thank SusanMFlorida
Reviewed August 17, 2014

I saw this place on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and had to try their Maple Bacon Donut and was not disappointed. This place is quite a character diner and next time I'm going to try something else on the menu. There were tons of choices...More

Thank Madhawk
Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Aug 14 Best pancakes ever! The bacon donut is worth a try. I had the cluck and duck. It was something a little different ( duck sausage, see fried eggs and polenta) but it was superb! Staff are very welcoming and treated us like we...More

Thank MartynLyons
Reviewed July 31, 2014

They changed their famous maple bacon donut. How disappointing. Pulled pork dish was okay. Too much sauce. It was a bit disheartening as the first time we went here we raved and raved! We had several friends go down to try it and even brought...More

Thank enk_wanderlust
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had breakfast at the 5¢ Diner and it was delicious. The Egg scramble with bacon, spinach and topped with goat cheese was excellent. I had the polenta instead of the potatoes and it made for a great combination. The biscuit was served with house...More

Thank ValentineRosie
Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Nickel Diner was our first breakfast stop after travelling from South Africa. The maple syrup bacon doughnut is worth travelling for. It was my favourite thing that I tasted in 3 weeks in the USA. It's a short walk from the Millenium Biltmore hotel....More

Thank nev n
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Saw this on the popular TV show DDD's and wanted to try the famous bacon doughnuts. Please hold on for that review. When I sat down I was hungry so I wanted more than just a doughnut, I asked the waiter "What do I wanna...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-623-8301
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