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Mel's Drive-In

1650 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6121
+1 323-465-2111
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (83 reviews)
“sliders” (16 reviews)
“hash browns” (8 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1650 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6121
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tired just got of a long haul flight? Mels drive-in is just the place to go. Today I ordered a the Melsburger, the best burger in LA I reckon. The atmosphere of the drive-in is amazing it makes you feel like your in the 60's....More

Thank johnbigfoot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is no surprise for those who have been to America and still, I decide to try. Tried one of their Blue Menu Meal: Ribs! And their promotional Pumpkin Pie Shake! Refer to my photos shared. Place was clean and typical of an American Dining,...More

Thank KelvinKhoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very nice to get in the restaurant, waitress very kind and helpful. We had hamburgers, all kind of fries and good beers. We were satisfied and very full after dinner, and price was OK! Very close to walk of fame.

Thank Chiara P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were in town for a conference and it was over 100 degrees. We staggered in the heat over to Mel's and were greeted by a friendly staff and shown to a table. We went for the milkshakes and the waitress recommended a nutella shake. She...More

Thank Conductor72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very hot California day and we were hoping to visit this establishment for its nostalgic appeal and its connection to the movie American Graffiti, and for the fact that it is one of few diners of which we are aware that has...More

Thank RevLovebrew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the midst of Hollywood, this drive-in, which has been converted to a traditional restaurant with typical parking lot, charges New York prices for what is good but not extraordinary fare. Burgers are enormous, good-greasy and in many cases could never fit into a human's...More

Thank Julia O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my family of 4 while on vacation in Hollywood California and I was expecting a regular diner experience and this one was above average. I loved the way it was set up with all the cool Hollywood decor. We were seated...More

Thank Lou S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late breakfast, as a family of 4. I would recommend the avocado toast. Amongst the family we also had a make you own omelette, sweet and savoury pancakes. All were really great flavours and light rather than stoggy to eat. A little...More

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was OK. Milk Shake was great. They were doing a photo shoot for H & M so we couldn't walk around and look at the pictures.

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had breakfast here twice, the food was very good. First time the service was fantastic, the second time it was nice, i would have commented it i hadn't had had the fantastic one :-) I can recommend the omelette.

Thank JesperOL
Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie
stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day,
tourists flock here from around the world to see the
iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to
catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close.
Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas
the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and
hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night
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26 August 2016|
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Response from LoriJMK | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for a very delayed, and recognizably likely too late answer (I have been to the ER twice in the past 3 weeks). The answer is yes. I hope you had a wonderful visit and found Mel's as delightful as I did.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1650 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 323-465-2111
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