A diner's oversized booths and oversized pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-sized props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of diner fare and drinks at Cafe 50's in Sherman Oaks. Cafe 50's invokes the era of hot rods with an extensive menu of homemade food, vintage memorabilia, and a jukebox filled with more than 1,000 songs. Bite into the Jerry Lee Lewis, an omelette composed of sautéed spinach and swiss ($8.65) or the Cafe 50's combo, a 1/2 lb. burger accompanied by fries and a dinner salad ($10.75). Two straws and a delicious Snicker bar shake ($4.50), one of more than 30 flavors, make for a romantic slurping session while children can discuss net neutrality over macaroni 'n' cheese ($5.25) from the kid's menu.
- If you're looking for the old-time diner like in "Happy Days" this is the place. – pienhsu, Citysearch
- The shakes at Cafe 50's are awesome. Go for plain ol' chocolate or try the orange cream shake. – Chanti B., Yelp
- Their service was good. Once we came in they sat us down and the server was nice and welcoming. It wasn't really busy inside so we most of their attention on us, which is great! – Chelsea W., Yelp
Cafe 50's cultivates a healthy nostalgia for the era of Elvis tunes and poodle skirts with an all-American diner menu. Past a retro jukebox, a long line of round barstools awaits freshly grilled Angus beef burgers and gooey cheese melts complemented by classic soda-fountain shakes and malts. The burger joint also whips up all-day breakfasts of fruity pancakes and veggie-heavy omelets to confuse recently arrived time travelers. Free WiFi entertains munchers, and modish neon signs shine on both indoor booths and outdoor patio tables.
15045 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, California 91403-2916Get Directions