Mel's Drive-in- Los Angeles

Food & Drink
8585 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 8585 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood Directions
Today 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Open All Hours
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About this Business

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

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Report | 2 years ago
the one on Sunset is quieter if you want that.
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Report | 2 years ago
Food was good and the service was friendly and prompt.
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Report | 2 years ago
not fancy or mod but this 50s coffee shop has good food at reasonable prices/
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Report | 3 years ago
really friendly nice waiter!!
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Report | 3 years ago
It was a nice dining experience over all.
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Report | 3 years ago
We had good service and the food was tasty. Definitely will be back to try other entrees.
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Report | 3 years ago
I will be back!
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Report | 3 years ago
a famous friendly place to eat or meet
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Report | 3 years ago
it was worthwhile going back...
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Report | 3 years ago
Our waiter made our experience @ Mel's a very memorable one. Our waiter, August, aimed to please us with his suggestions and by accomodating our selections. He went above and beyond and was just such a delight. He made our evening special and our trip to Hollywood very enjoyable. So glad we were lucky enough to be seated in his section!
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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-Sat
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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