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Nickel Diner

524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
+1 213-623-8301
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“donuts” (41 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Original menu but familiar, great food at truly reasonable prices, fun environment, and super people. Featured in Punisher graphic novel. Go!

Thank Reiserhof
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Nickel Diner is a blast into the past. The food is delicious - be hungry because the portions are large and delicious. Their homemade pop tarts are delicious and of course, their pancakes too. Poached eggs over spicy BBQ pork was delicious! The staff were...More

Thank Schrodster
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I have been to the Nickel Diner several times with my friend. The menu is amazing and the pancakes are so fresh and fluffy. Love this place and I heard they have a great dinner menu. I saw a movie star once and I do...More

Thank Paula050314
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This venue is a realistic diner in downtown LA. I doubt it has changed decor in the past twenty years, but it has atmosphere to burn.Sharp, witty, friendly waiters (we were never called "guys".......plenty of them and the speed of service was first rate. The...More

Thank rlaikin
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The Nickel is a great spot to have breakfast. The decor and feel of the place is vintage. I've been there many times and the owners and staff are always great. I typically get the Heuvos Rancheros, it's awesome. There are homemade salsas, great pastries...More

Thank Grady P
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Got there on a Sunday morning around 11am...meant to get there sooner, but hey, it's Sunday. Waited about 10 minutes for a table for two; were seated in the back which was actually a great place to be since it was close to the fan!...More

1  Thank nomorebake
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

A must spot for a super and reasonable meal. Interesting menu of excellently prepared items. Super service.

Thank Reiserhof
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Had to try the fried chicken....Love the decor and their menu is above most. Fresh ingredients and really good. Wish we had more time for breakfast as the maple bacon donut is a signature of the restaurant. The owners know how to run a restaurant...More

Thank katork
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

You will love this restaurant and the two marvelous ladies who own and work it. Delicious, creative menu. Tasty, fresh, and fun food. Entertaining environment. A favorite of all who come. Don't miss their invention...the bacon donut. Great hash. Hec, it's all wonderful. Our "Go...More

Thank Reiserhof
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing Berry French Toast, Eggs and Homemade Biscuits & Jam!!! Wonderful service! Family diner to visit!

Thank Marina P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-623-8301
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