Just got back from a four day tour of Los Angeles and stayed at the Millennium Biltmore on Grand. The Nickel Diner is within walking distance of the hotel - maybe a 15 minute walk. Four of us went there for lunch. (Disclosure - I would rather eat dessert than a meal any day!!) While I am a chocoholic, I wanted to try their donut with bacon and maple glaze, but it sounded kind of icky to me, so I was hesitant about getting one. We were on a walking tour that morning and when the tour guide heard we were headed to the Nickel Diner, she said not to miss the donut, so I ordered one with a cup of hot tea for lunch. Well, I am really glad I did! It tasted like you were eating pancakes with maple syrup and bacon. The donut dough is not the typical donut dough - kind of a cross between a French cruller and a donut - hard to describe but definitely worth the experience. One lady had a hamburger and said it was cooked the way she ordered it. The other two ladies ordered salads and thought they were good. The neighborhood is sketchy to say the least and I would never try to go their alone. It was very busy and it was after 1 p.m. on a Saturday when we were there.