Mel's Drive-in- Los Angeles

Food & Drink
14846 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 14846 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks Directions
Today 12:00 AM - 4:00 AM Open All Hours
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88% of 819 customers recommended

When you're in the mood for something fresh and new, peruse the menu at Mel's Drive-in in Sherman Oaks and find out what all the fuss is about. You can also grab your food to go.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Diner, Burgers, Traditional, Deli
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 AM - 4:00 AM, 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Mon-Fri
    12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sat
    12:00 AM - 4:00 AM, 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    American, Diner, Burgers, Traditional, Deli
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Kids Menu
    Yes
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Tips

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270 Tips
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Report | 5 hours ago
Sliders are delish!!!
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Report | 12 hours ago
The burgers are good. The watermelon beet salad wasn't as good for my friend (lettuce check)Burgers run from $10-15. We waited 25 minutes for drinks and to place order. (Arnold Palmer awesome)She focused on tickets for other customers and even took an order from the booth behind us who arrived much later. The cashier was friendly. I won't put her name here, she really didn't talk to us. Look for a duplicate on Yelp.
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Report | 3 days ago
Amazing onion rings & fresh potato chips!
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Report | 6 days ago
had a nice meal for 2 and enjoyed the $8.00 off.
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Report | 6 days ago
The experience of a 50's diner was great only wish the food was as memorible. The menu items was a bit over priced like an apple pie listed for $6.95 plus a la mode was $1.25 more.
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Report | 8 days ago
Too expensive for very mediocre food
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Report | 8 days ago
The steak was delicious!!!
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Report | 10 days ago
Food quality very poor. Ordered a turkey burger. Could not eat it so poor quality. Even my dog would not eat it Service even worse Prices very high and not worth half the price I will never go back Wish I could get a refund from Groupon Place was empty at 7;00 pm on Wednesday night.
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Report | 13 days ago
Best diner food ever but much much more! Highly recommend. Got short ribs there and took a wonderful spinach salad home for dinner later. Am never disappointed.
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Report | 13 days ago
Take metro rail there . The food and atmosphere are great, parking is non existent!
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From Our Editors

In 1947, owners Mel Weiss and Harold Dobbs assembled a staff of 14 carhops to serve passing motorists at the first Mel's Drive-In. For the next two decades, customers partial to automobile dining flocked to the chain’s 11 California locations, eager to wash down grass-fed half-pound burgers with thick milk shakes. As fast-food outlets outpaced the drive-in's once-speedy service, its popularity declined, and it was eventually scheduled for demolition. The building got a temporary reprieve, however, when filmmaker George Lucas decided to use the drive-in's original location on Lombard Street as the colorful backdrop for his film American Graffiti. As bulldozers destroyed the last remnants of the historic drive-in, American Graffiti opened in theaters.

A decade later, though, Mel's son Steven reopened Mel's Drive-In in an attempt to carry on his father's dream. Steven restored the drive-in's multiple locations to mirror their original motif by stocking each with midcentury must-haves such as illuminated marquees, jukeboxes, and Elvis-themed WiFi passwords. The drive-in’s menu, meanwhile, balances period-appropriate fare, such as hot dogs and burgers, with healthy options, such as the Haven’s Famous vegetarian sandwich, two slices of nine-grain bread topped with avocado, sprouts, and tomatoes.

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Mel's Drive-in- Los Angeles

Sun
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM, 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Mon-Fri
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sat
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM, 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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