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Mels Drive-In

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8585 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069-2329
+1 310-854-7200
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a fun place place with a big menu. The location is convenient to area hotels. The food is always good. The place is expensive but, speaking as a tourist, the whole area is expensive.

Thank FrankieFile
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Mels diner, Here since the 50's on sunset You can't go wrong with this place Pancakes to die for , great breakfasts, juke boxes at the tables , what more do you need !! Fed , watered, ready for the day ahead !!

Thank VivaRonaldo
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is great for late night food and diner food. Shakes, fries and burgers, a typical American experience on Sunset Blvd.

Thank tiges88
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to Hollywood is never complete without a visit to Mel’s Drive-In on Sunset! At the start of our road trip around the West Coast, our first breakfast was at this iconic location. Simply walking into this restaurant makes you feel that you have finally arrived to real America. The atmosphere, décor, smells and sounds – transforms you to... More 

Thank Joe C
Oxted, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got off the plane and made our way to Hollywood and had a great American meal at Mels. The service was beyond compare and the manager was very friendly and gave us little souvenirs to take with us. Highly recommended and not to be missed if you're in LA!

Thank PaulaOxted
Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The classic diner atmosphere with jukeboxes at each table, lots of booths, and very generous serves of food and drinks. Root beer floats are large and full of ice cream. Service is friendly and were really nice about my crazy 5 year old.

Thank Naomi E
Oxnard, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there to get dessert, so i can only have an opinion on that type of food, and it was great, portions are really big, so you can definitely share it if you are on a date or with friends! Great service and fun place to hang out at! I will be coming back to try they burger and... More 

Thank melpedrero
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible experience I want to order without eye rolling and shoulders shrugging instead of talking and the Manager sheeeeeeeeeesh she covering for the rude waitress and becomes rude herself.It was 1115 am on election day. I voted and now I'm hungry and I have to go somewhere else.I eat here ALL year the night manager is always Happy and nice... More 

Thank Tara C
Griffith, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to lunch with 2 friends. I ordered the BBQ ribs, the others had the slider trio and the pulled pork sandwich. The pulled pork sandwich was ok, the sliders were bad with the chicken one basically inedible. My ribs looked good when they came out but on the second bite I discovered a full fly in the ribs (see... More 

Thank trop67
Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Just around the corner from the Chinese Theatre, they have a small parking lot which you can pay to park and stay there all day. Service was friendly and fast. Traditional diner menu. You will not get high class food here....because it's a diner. But you will get a decent meal, well presented. Prices are in line with the cost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069-2329
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 310-854-7200

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