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“American Experience”
Review of Mel's Drive-In

Mel's Drive-In
Ranked #38 of 10,132 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Hollywood
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Since our hotel didn't served breakfast we wanted to go to a place that serves like the way we always see on the television. We ate here two times and both times we were very pleased. The staff is nice and helpfull, the restaurant has a cool old fashioned look and the music was perfectly fitting in. We had like waffle's with real fresh strawberry's. Location is near the walk of fame and from the outside it does not really invite you to come in, but you should.

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Thank Franz Z
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We found Mel's more by chance than planning as we were early for one of our tours and it was already open. We loved the booths and the old diner atmosphere, even though we were there quite early, it was already busy. Our waiter was great, really friendly and happy. There was a huge selection of breakfasts to choose from and we ordered drinks while we decided. I had the breakfast sliders which were lovely, and the others had different breakfast combinations (pancakes and bacon, omelettes and bagels) .

We liked Mel's so much that we made a point of going back there on our last morning for a big breakfast before going to the airport - that time I had the corned beef hash with eggs and it was amazing!

Would definitely return to Mel's if I was back in LA!

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Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is actually our 2nd visit to Mel's and we found it very good on both visits. The kids loved it first time and it was a pleasant meal again with good food , great prices and the old time 'Happy Days' feel of the place ! We found it relaxed and steady , nothing too flamboyant and the booths & juke box players are a reminder of not that long ago and are a good memory. Also attached is a good museum with a discount from Mel's when you dine !!

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Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

Ordered turkey hot sandwich with gravy, came with some sort of grey goo, absolutely awful, lumpy mash was bad too. Nice ambience and good music/staff but my meal was awful.

Thank Helen237
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Mel's diner is a throw back to the hey day of diners. The booths each had their own mini juke box and the diner was fitted out with retro decorations and pictures to add to the experience.

We had breakfast here which was good quality, the service was friendly and reasonably quick.

There was a good selection of souvenirs with t-shirts, magnets, stickers and other trinkets.

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Thank janeneb75
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