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Mel's Drive-In

) #1,096 of 8,618 Restaurants in Los Angeles $$ - $$$ American, , Cafe
14846 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-3453
+1 818-990-6357
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“patty melt” (2 reviews)
“apple pie” (2 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
14846 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-3453
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place reminds me of 70s my dad loved dinners. He would order a coffee and patty melt. The food is great service is good. Is very clean and open late!!!

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We recently went here for lunch and an old time American lunch experience and were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and the service very good. The food was also enjoyable as part of our American food experience. Worth a visit and experience

Thank Baylovers
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We loved Mel's! The advertised "best chicken noodle soup" was exactly that. Also had a tasty grilled cheese sandwich. Husband had breakfast. Loved it. everything tasted fresh and not greasy. Lots of organic things on the menu. Mel's is a 50's type of food place....More

Thank Llll Y
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Mel's Drive In is a very family friendly 50s diner, where you can enjoy a casual meal with nostalgic music playing on the jukebox. The food is fairly good, though as other Tripadvisor reviews have concluded, it is a bit expensive. (Burgers and sodas for...More

Thank mdbgoldfamily
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went craving pumpkin pie but a bit early in the season! Had apple pie, cream and ice cream instead. Nice food and great atmosphere!

Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Came for desserts because the noise level at Panzanella's Ristorante and Bar down the street was too loud. Added to the fun when going from a fine dining establishment to a 50s diner. Two hot fudge desserts were good. Cherry Pie was disappointing. Go for...More

Thank Delightful7445
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Look. I'm not expecting a 5 star meal and I'm occasionally a fan for breakfast. But I don't think I'll ever be back. Basically we're talking about a Jerry's type menu and prices with really third rate food. Let's start with the cup of chili....More

Thank Robinest01
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I just was close to here so I decided to have breakfast this place offer breakfast 24hrs it's small place and parking lot is small and some time is hard to find parking.

Thank cirare13
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

I was hoping for better food than it offered. Two people got the burger and one gif the ribs and said they were ok, nothing great not bad. The place was cool because it's been there so long. Would probably never go back.

Thank gregwrestle25
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Very expensive and not good food, but I am so excited that I got to be here. Visiting the 50's feels just right :) My fish and chips were very greasy, but the atmosphere is great.

Thank Sthomson77
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14846 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-3453
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 818-990-6357
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