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Mel's Drive-In

€€ - €€€American, Cafe, Deli
14846 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-3453
+1 818-990-6357
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“patty melt” (2 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
“apple pie” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Deli, Diner
€€ - €€€
14846 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-3453
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Had breakfast twice at Mel's Drive-In when staying in LA for business. This was the closets breakfast restaurant to our hotel. The dinner have a cool 50s theme. The food was average and the staff was doing their job but nothing more. A little on...More

Thank Petter L
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Awesome location to have meal and service by the staffs are very kind and informative. One of the best restaurants visited in the recent times.

Thank grajesh
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We parked next door and just so happen to fall on this place. It took us by surprise as we knew nothing about it and didn't look it up. The Omelette was the best my mother in law said she's ever had, my dish was...More

Thank Rachele279
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

This place was just down the road from where we stayed, it was a lovely place. The food was cooked fresh and tasted lovely. Highly recommend good atmosphere as well.

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Fun place and fun menu, with your all time favorites: burgers, fries, shakes, etc. For kids, they bring their food in a replica 50's cardboard car. A big hit. Fun and quick.

Thank wandabhall
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I've been going to Mel's in Sherman Oaks for as long as I can remember. My daughter and I used to go on the weekends when she was 5. Now we go when she's 30. The breakfasts are tasty and consistent, and the service is...More

Thank robuc1
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 1 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Deli, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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