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Mel's Drive-In

1000 Universal Plaza, Universal Islands of Adventure, Orlando, FL 32819-7601
+1 407-224-4233
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good34%
  • Average29%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“fries” (58 reviews)
“burger” (99 reviews)
“chocolate shake” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food, Diner
1000 Universal Plaza, Universal Islands of Adventure, Orlando, FL 32819-7601
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to eat somewhere different as we were in Cape Coral so a blast from the past it was had to wait 30mins but on holiday so we waited we all tried different things and we all enjoyed it plenty of choice would go again

Thank Avamia2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a burger when the burger place we wanted to go to it closed at 5 o’clock. We didn’t want the milkshake that came with the Mels cheeseburger so we asked for Coke instead and they charged us over six dollars for two...More

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is simple: veggie burger, hamburger, chicken nuggets. The veggie burger was pretty good. It's a nice ambiance

Thank P G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a quick meal at Universal Studios (not in Islands of Adventure), this is the place. It's med-price food similar to other theme parks. The neatest thing is the old cars they park on the street in front of the restaurant.

Thank Dean A
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We did not like the way burgers were made. Food quality was not great. We were very surprised. Given that the theme of this diner was 1950’s or 1960’s, we expected better. The shakes were good, however.

Thank Crichton-Steet
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Nothing extraordinary about the food but the ambiance is nice. The location is at the crossroads of a few streets and there are a lot of the character actors in the area. There was a street Minon show while I was there.

Thank Kristy C
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Good, as you'd expect. The children loved it, my husband waxed lyrical about the milkshake. Good effort made to accommodate my young daughter's allergies.

Thank 781tamsinh
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Good place for quick service, and during a busy Presidents Day weekend at noon we still found seats.

Thank AbsolutWallStreet
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Bad food. Bad service. Could be so great. Looks like an old school diner. If they would make food fresh would be a top place to visit. Avoid.

2  Thank bestfamilyadventures
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Great atmosphere, good size portions, and a central location make this one of the busier spots at universal studios. Classic cars out front complete the fun theme.

Thank B D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Universal Plaza, Universal Islands of Adventure, Orlando, FL 32819-7601
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-224-4233
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