The Low Down
Know Before You Go: Checks are paid up front instead of directly to the server.
Parking: There are limited street spots, but parking is available in the large adjacent lot; it costs $2.50 for one hour, even with restaurant validation.
Rants, Raves & Reviews
This '50s-inspired diner is the quintessential Hollywood combination of faux reality and nostalgia.
by Contributor at Citysearch
Made famous by "American Graffiti," the original Mel's in San Francisco and was demolished shortly after filming. This local franchise's decor holds enough retro chic for even a die-hard Gen-Xer, with blow-up movieâ¦
Don't even bother unless you have lots of time and money
By GaryMel at Citysearch
Well, it looks like I'm not the only one who would have enjoyed it more if it was truly like "Mel's Diner"... Spent the day at Santa Monica and de... Read More
BAD EXPERIENCE RUDE SERVER
By joannlachance at Citysearch
June 15th at 2am attempted to dine here. Party of 4, they sat us on the far left side of the restaurant in back near the kitchen. This section was... Read More
Great Experience! Great Food!
By chloeluvsushi at Citysearch
I love this place! It was actually my first visit to Hollywood, and Mel's seemed to be a good choice. (There were a lot of people in there). :... Read More
don't go there
By notonchris at Citysearch
got a few, we caught them under glasses, feel a little icky now!!!! Read More
THE ABSOLUTE WORST IN SERVICE AND FOOD
By SCHILLIK at Citysearch
I was just in the Mel's in Ontario, CA, and it is just as bad as the one in Los Angeles. Apparently, they are franchises, so there is no corporate... Read More