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Mels Drive-In

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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8585 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
7:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 am
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed at Loews Hotel which is within walking distance from this place which is great. Coming from Australia we wanted to experience an American diner and this was it. The atmosphere was great - couldn't fault it, the service was ok and the food I was disappointed with. I didn't think it was value for money at all and... More 

Thank PlewsyPMQ
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A friend and I visited Mels for a very late dinner at around 1am. Loved the option to choose a song on your own jukebox (which we did, a lot of, with our quarters). Food was ok- my poached eggs were fried but definitely a cool place to eat.

Thank 362FionaW
London, UK
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Traditional American diner which our teenagers love to go to for breakfast. All the usual breakfast offerings and some healthy options too. Real fresh squuzed orange juice and good strong coffee. Satisfying and good value.

Thank Well_travelled_Dad
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our second time to this Diner really takes you back in time to great service. Easy access by just leaving your car with the free valet parking attendant. The food is well presented and tasty with plenty to choose from. Excellent for breakfast brunch. Choose your music with quarters from your own booth!

Thank ronaldbD4244EH
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108 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had one of the nicest Clam Chowder inside a bread. Could not finish it honestly as it was typical American style portions. My son is finishing it as we speak !!

Thank paddy_m1
Bury, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were on a full day tour of LA and this is where we were brought for lunch. A very full menu is available and after a morning touring we were ready for something but also knew we were having a full dinner later that evening. I opted for the Rebel Rouser, a hot dog with Chilli, onions and cheese,... More 

Thank prefdavid
Perth, Western Australia
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176 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I called in to Mel's on our honeymoon in 1998, had a nightcap after attending a nearby club and just avoided being attacked in our car outside when leaving. But that's another story. This time we returned with our kids, reminisced and indulged in the burgers, fries and shakes. Top notch food, good service, sparklingly clean -... More 

Thank Romford
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mel's is a great classic American diner The breakfast, lunch and dinner is great Not the healthiest choice, but great food Staff is great and fast And the pricing is absolutely OK Highly recommended and a must if you visit LA with family or work

Thank Fredrik L
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here. From the fun waitress to the decor to the food everything was what you would expect from a 1950's diner. Played the jukebox, had milkshakes and hamburgers and socked up the atmosphere. Really felt like the Fonz or Richie would walk in any minute.

Thank Jmandcraig
Manchester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a classic American diner. I enjoyed eating there but the food was disappointing. It's worth a visit for a quick bite but maybe not a big dinner.

Thank Rawlio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8585 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 1-310-854-7200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?