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Nickel Diner

524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
+1 213-623-8301
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“donuts” (41 reviews)
“polenta” (14 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The Nickel is a great spot to have breakfast. The decor and feel of the place is vintage. I've been there many times and the owners and staff are always great. I typically get the Heuvos Rancheros, it's awesome. There are homemade salsas, great pastries...More

Thank Grady P
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Got there on a Sunday morning around 11am...meant to get there sooner, but hey, it's Sunday. Waited about 10 minutes for a table for two; were seated in the back which was actually a great place to be since it was close to the fan!...More

1  Thank nomorebake
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

A must spot for a super and reasonable meal. Interesting menu of excellently prepared items. Super service.

Thank Reiserhof
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Had to try the fried chicken....Love the decor and their menu is above most. Fresh ingredients and really good. Wish we had more time for breakfast as the maple bacon donut is a signature of the restaurant. The owners know how to run a restaurant...More

Thank katork
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

You will love this restaurant and the two marvelous ladies who own and work it. Delicious, creative menu. Tasty, fresh, and fun food. Entertaining environment. A favorite of all who come. Don't miss their invention...the bacon donut. Great hash. Hec, it's all wonderful. Our "Go...More

Thank Reiserhof
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing Berry French Toast, Eggs and Homemade Biscuits & Jam!!! Wonderful service! Family diner to visit!

Thank Marina P
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Fun restaurant in downtown L.A. It is an old-fashion diner in the best sense of the word, updated but still has an old feel. It is not a chain restaurant made to look old. No reservations accepted. Went on a Wednesday night after reading about...More

1  Thank onetaxingguy
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Step back into the past, historic downtown Los Angeles where lunch dishes used to cost a nickel. Well they don't anymore but the menu hasn't changed and the food is still the same nourishing and friendly. Cool old fashioned diner interior, impeccable service, low prices....More

2  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I went in here before OK. It was really to use ladies room. I bought breakfast so as usual around over priced not that much. Not good not bad mediocre. Waiter gone into calling me ma'am over and over I hate. I should not tip...More

Thank M S
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

A definite breakfast, lunch or dinner. We stumbled on this place by chance....we googled dinner in LA and this came up with a good review all around. So after an afternoon of exploring the area we chose this place to eat. We were pleasantly surprised...More

1  Thank Kimberly64
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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