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All-American Diner Food at Mel's Drive-In (37% Off). Two Options Available.

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Historic drive-in diner seen in George Lucas’s American Graffiti Serving Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - Late Night

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LucyTOP REVIEWER
18 ratings13 reviews
1 day ago
Service was great food was just sub-par. Not to mention the absolutely high prices! Not going back.
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Donyea
2 ratings1 reviews
5 days ago
Amazing customer service! The food taste perfect and its really clean here!
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fotiniTOP REVIEWER
15 ratings8 reviews
September 15, 2020
It’s the best when I’m in town it’s the one place I definitely visit!! The Route 66 burger is my fav ❤️
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Jerome
3 ratings3 reviews
September 10, 2020
The server was incredibly genuine and caring to all our needs. The food is a little pricey but we usually just go for dessert etc
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isabelTOP REVIEWER
9 ratings6 reviews
September 10, 2020
Super easy to redeem. Friendly staff!
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Shai
4 ratings1 reviews
August 26, 2020
Great Foo\d... get anything other than french fries as they are ALWAYS overcooked
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Guest
1 ratings1 reviews
August 26, 2020
Staff are so friendly and fast! Love the atmosphere and deal is great.
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YB
3 ratings3 reviews
August 24, 2020
Excellent service. Clean and peaceful. The turkey sliders are scrumptious!! Nice outdoor seating.
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What You'll Get

Good for Delivery or Takeout
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Choose Between Two Options

  • $12.50 for $20 worth of food and drink for parties of two or three
  • $25 for $40 worth of food and drink for parties of four or more
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The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid for dine-in and carryout. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid with other offers or promotions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

About Mel's Drive-In

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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