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Mel's Drive-In

1000 Universal Studios Plz, Orlando, FL 32819-7601
+1 407-363-8000
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good30%
  • Average34%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“apple pie” (6 reviews)
“salads” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food, Diner
1000 Universal Studios Plz, Orlando, FL 32819-7601
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place to eat or just get a drink while in Universal. Fast food but not alot of variety, gets very busy!

Thank ireland105
Reviewed 3 days ago

We purchased the quick service meal plan while at Universal. The first day the 7 of us stopped in at Mel's for burgers and shakes! The meals were prepared well, served hot and in short order. Go around 11:30 AM to avoid the lunch rush!

Thank snave669
Reviewed 6 days ago

Meal was pretty good for something quick. Love the diner and the atmosphere. This was one of my favorite shows.

Thank Mrz12B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not that many seats inside but managed to grab one before the rain came down outside and dragged even more people inside. The order service was very efficient and the food, quickly delivered, was tasty and hot. The music and the theming is really good,...More

Thank garyaa2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

the Menu states only Combo meals like burgers with fries, 5 chicken strips with , salad with chicken etc... now the menu says with shake but I am Lactose intolerant so you can get it for cheaper and without the shake. All the combos that...More

Thank teresap118
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced, but what theme park restaurant isn't. Long lines during peak times. The positives are that they are fairly efficient at getting people through quickly and the food has decent flavor for being mass produced. Nice oldies to listen to while you eat. If you're...More

Thank REVoigt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the neon signs do not match the ones in the movie, the rest of the place does a great job in capturing the feel of the diner in the movie. The food is what it is but the ambiance is great. Make sure...More

Thank elgreco_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always make sure that we stop here for lunch while at universal studios. Food is great, service is friendly and fast, and the atmosphere is always positive and upbeat. Definitely recommend this spot!

Thank r0bertsfam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the hamburgers and the view. We watched the parade go by. Not sure why they try to sell root beer floats with soft serve ice cream--doesn't make sense to me, but they do. We avoided that.

Thank LoveDosTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ducked in quickly to avoid thunderstorms and hunger. Chicken sandwich was average. Rest of family said hamburgers were o.k. But not really good. The best was the coke float.

Thank Sweetgatea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Universal Studios Plz, Orlando, FL 32819-7601
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Florida Center
  • Neighbourhood: Florida Center
  • Phone Number: +1 407-363-8000
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