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Mels Drive-In

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8585 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069-2329
+1 310-854-7200
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 03:00
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted to go to an authentic diner and we tried and failed in Flagstaff as the Galaxy was closed due to utility problems (we all get those eh). An LA-based British expat suggested Mel's which is a short hop from Grauman's and all that goes with it. An extensive menu, milkshakes made the old way, jukeboxes on tables, music... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Something for everyone here. Good salad . Burgers . Breakfasts . Great retro look. Good size portions . Jukebox.

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Thank Fliptophead
Boca Raton, Florida
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135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there for breakfast and the food was just okay, nothing special. Service was lacking; maybe a waitperson had not shown up. Who knows

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Thank Karen R
London
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Mediocre. Friendly waitress. Just off Hollywood Walk of Fame, the area feels seedy and parking costs. The Mels Drive-In on Sunset is better and has free parking.

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Thank kingsbury_9
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really authentic diner with an amazing juke box as well as the units that enable you to select the sins from your booth. The choice of music is even greater than the choice of food - and the home cooking is great - even down to the lumpy mash, which I tested with my chicken dinner. This... More 

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Thank David H
Bakersfield, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mel's Dinner is being around for ages and its is still one of the best dinners in hollywood!! When in hollywood, you have to try it

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Thank alonsocarr1
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After an evening in a local bar, we wanted a Los Angeles style burger and fries in an American diner. We weren't let down. Our waiter was the real deal, the burgers were the real deal and the milk shake was really good. Highly recommend for the experience and top class burger.

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Thank Jacquiagogo
Devizes, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were still on uk time so went to Mel's really early. They're open 24 hours. We had the best breakfast. Really delicious food and fantastic service. Will definitely return.

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Thank 91DeniseV
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast during the week before meetings. The avocado toast and eggs were just ok. The vinager soaked poached eggs were too strong and did not taste the best. The service was also slow. But the Patio on the sunset strip.was great!

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Thank Angela S
Clermont, Florida
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good. Everything was cooked perfectly. A bit high price nut as long ax its great and done right then its ok.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 03:00
Monday
07:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 03:00
Thursday
07:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8585 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069-2329
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 310-854-7200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?