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Nickel Diner

524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
+1 213-623-8301
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“donuts” (39 reviews)
“polenta” (14 reviews)
“pop tart” (7 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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1 - 10 of 230 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Marina P
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Fun restaurant in downtown L.A. It is an old-fashion diner in the best sense of the word, updated but still has an old feel. It is not a chain restaurant made to look old. No reservations accepted. Went on a Wednesday night after reading about...More

Thank onetaxingguy
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Step back into the past, historic downtown Los Angeles where lunch dishes used to cost a nickel. Well they don't anymore but the menu hasn't changed and the food is still the same nourishing and friendly. Cool old fashioned diner interior, impeccable service, low prices....More

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I went in here before OK. It was really to use ladies room. I bought breakfast so as usual around over priced not that much. Not good not bad mediocre. Waiter gone into calling me ma'am over and over I hate. I should not tip...More

Thank M S
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

A definite breakfast, lunch or dinner. We stumbled on this place by chance....we googled dinner in LA and this came up with a good review all around. So after an afternoon of exploring the area we chose this place to eat. We were pleasantly surprised...More

Thank Kimberly64
Reviewed 9 December 2016

solid diner food, (we had breakfast.) Friendly and efficient servers. a little pricey for diner food though so I won't be a regular here, but if I had more money, I guess I would be

Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Good service, typical breakfast.... the real motivation to come here are the desserts! So for that reason alone its "very good". All of the desserts are prepared by an in house pastry chef and you can tell. The pies, cakes, donuts and pop-tarts have always...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fun, casual place to visit for breakfast or lunch. The staff were great and the food was awesome! Definitely recommend it you're in the area. Note it's closed Mondays.

Thank Pro_CNDTraveler
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Don't be discouraged by the uninspired menu. There's a creative spark here, but it's not always evident. The house salad, with the citrus dressing option, is truly a dinner salad, with an an expected variety of flavors and texture. Something ordinary becomes extraordinary. The only...More

Thank Paul G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
08:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
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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