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Nickel Diner

524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
+1 213-623-8301
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“donuts” (45 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:30 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this Diner on my visit to LA. Great atmosphere from the 50's/60's with a unique menu. One of the specials was Duck sausage with deep fried eggs which looked great and I had corned beef hash with poached eggs. Service was as good as...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By looking at the outside of this place, you may not realize how delicious the food will be!! I ordered a chicken dish with some kind of heavenly stuffing on the side. It was melt-in-your-mouth!! My friend asked for a bite, and it was very...More

Thank Trinat833
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place after seeing it on Triple D and reading about it online. It is a classic diner in downtown Los Angeles with classic decor. My wife and I shared a sandwich which was delicious. The service was also great, and our server...More

Thank geeneou5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I disagree with a previous reviewer; this is not a “dodgy” neighborhood. Like many LA spots, homeless are nearby as well as an outreach center for employment. Regarding the restaurant, service and food were great. All the breads are made there and the typical breakfast...More

Thank boblovesnat
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I met a friend for Brunch on Saturday and the food is great, the wait staff is great and the food was delivered very fast. This place is DTLA so if you are in the area then you should have breakfast here. Definitely the city...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

If you're willing to risk the slightly dodgy neighbourhood, it's worth it! The service was faultless and the food nice and reasonably priced.

Thank dazizian
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent place for breakfast. Thoroughly enjoyed the hangover special. Service was fast and we had no problem getting seated.

Thank spvincent033
Reviewed 29 December 2017

When you walk into Nickel Diner, you may think you have traveled back to the 50's with its excellent decor, but that's just the beginning. The servers are efficient (not overbearing), the food is way beyond expectations, and the general atmosphere makes you want to...More

Thank Dieselthis
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Can’t say enough positive about the Nickel. Original, well thought out menu of beautifully prepared food. Excellent wait staff. Magnificent management. Walk over to/from the Last Bookstore.

Thank Reiserhof
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Heard about this little place for many years but have never quite been in the neighborhood! This morning we arrived a bit before 8:00 & luckily they were just opening. Also fortunately found free street parking. The service was more than friendly and the food...More

Thank zapprint
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
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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