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Mel's Drive-In

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14846 Ventura Blvd (at at Kester Ave)
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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(818) 990-6357
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Mel's Drive-In - Sherman Oaks, CA
Mel's Drive-In - Sherman Oaks, CA
Mel's Drive-In - Sherman Oaks, CA
Mel's Drive-In - Sherman Oaks, CA
Mel's Drive-In - Sherman Oaks, CA

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Best

Our service was great and the waiter was adorable. Ambiance was romantic and definitely recommended. For the music,,,I would recommend jazz or house and the people were cool. Port...

Worst

Than actually good. Pretty good food, especially breakfast. Decor is darn good. The dining area is way too small for the large groups I see coming in. Very noisy and uncomfortable...

Incredible Service 7/14/2011

Our service was great and the waiter was adorable. Ambiance was romantic and definitely recommended. For the music,,,I would recommend jazz or house and the people were cool. Portions were good. more

mels always a fun and delicious diner 10/28/2008

as a client 4 years or so always a good meal and good portions. a large menu an dvariety all the waiters and managers are consistently good and freindly and on top of it. they have fair rates and have some excellent home cooked meals expecially the tgivng day turkeys. Highlyrecommended g gold Pros: food home cooked and service more

GOOD FOOD good place to bring adate 50's jutebox 4/22/2008

Good food not expensive Night manager always comes over to welcome me. Didn't like there breakfast food was not cooked right. Good place to go on the weekends on your date. 50's jutebox can play anytime during the night. Specials daily. Waiters and watresses sometimes rude and aloof. Open on Saturdays until 3:00pm.PS review of the sherman oaks Mel's Pros: Quailty food, 50's jutebox, not expensive open late Saturdays until 3:00am Cons: Sometime rude waiter and Waitresses more

average meals- go for old familiars 5/12/2006

Mel's is one of those places you go and dont expect a fabulous meal. You will probably get decent eggs or a hamburger and shake that isn't bad but is just so-so. You will walk out feeling as if you had nothing ""great"". The interior is kitschy and cute and the table-side music is charming. It is definitely where to go if you have people visiting who are un-adventurous and want ""american"" food. dont expect much. Pros: shakes, decor, old faves Cons: bland food, service, paying for extras more

mel's rocks 9/8/2004

Great food and service extremely warm and friendly. Did not wait too long to receive my meal. Only inconvinience was waiting too long at register for cashier to arrive while servers took care of other custumers, on what seemed like a busy night. Pros: free parking, good food, nice servers Cons: , juke boxes don't work more

More trendy 11/4/2003

Than actually good. Pretty good food, especially breakfast. Decor is darn good. The dining area is way too small for the large groups I see coming in. Very noisy and uncomfortable. Pros: price, parking Cons: too small, noisy more

Better than expected 2/6/2003

Most diner food is mediocre. Not Mel's! There were too many choices--it was great! The food was delicious and the service was friendly! Sit outside if you can--great to people watch. more

Like stepping onto a music video set!! 11/20/2002

Mel's is sooo much fun! and the later it gets, the more fun it becomes. It's a crazy place to be around 2 on a Saturday when the clubs get out, and don't be surprised to see a few famous people! more

More choices make happier customers 9/26/2002

I've always heard that Mel's Drive-in was another Denny's. Imagine my surprise then when I entered one the other night and found a menu with more than a handful of choices! And some were even rather healthy! And for those not concerned with their waistline, there's plenty of excellent fattening breakfasts for you to choose from, all what the customer's looking for at 1:30 a.m. A great choice after a long night. Pros: large menu, excellent breakfasts, good service Cons: lunches just ok, sometimes crowded, no Chinese food! more

The food is better at Denny's! 9/13/2002

Gross! Mel's is apparently all about the ambience and has forgotten the real motive behind visiting a restaurant - eating. The burgers are greasy, the french fries blah. The cheese in my grilled cheese wasn't even melted. The in-sight cook shack is kinda cool but not when you're staring at your food sitting up there getting cold. Might serve Mel's well to pare down the menu and concentrate on getting a few things right. Pros: lots of seating, super casual Cons: small parking lot, lousy food, lousy service more

Great place to have a breakfast 8/22/2002

I enjoyed visiting this place. It was just how I imagined an American Diner to be. The food and drinks were nice and the service was efficient. The only downside was the valet parking, my car was parked approx. 2 metres from where I dropped it off!!! Pros: Good Atmosphere, Good Food, Efficient Service Cons: Valet Parking more

the hot spot 8/19/2002

mel's is pricey. some food isn't that great. (such as the cheddar fries, and the chicken strips) i usually order myself a bacon cheeseburger because the bacon is hickory smoke thick. other than that, it's mediocre. service is nice, and it's a place to people watch at nite because most of the customers are tirerd out club hoppers or concert goers. Pros: bacon Cons: price more

Worth the wait 6/28/2002

Great omelets, but the weekends are a long wait so be prepared! Small dining area, so you can't help but get to know your neighbor! more

mels is good! 6/27/2002

burgers, the old fave! grilled, on a great bun, fries, and a coke! its a combo that is just right. Pros: FOOD! what else?, burgers,fries more

mel's is nice 6/12/2002

This place rocks! look out denny's! Mel is here to stay! The have the coolest environment and the biggest menu..you food comes fast and you leave with a smile more

Comfort Spot 6/12/2002

Mel's is a good choice for a low-key meal. I've enjoyed dining here many times late in the evening or early in the morning. Fun place with good food and service. more

Hearty & Good 6/11/2002

The food at Mel's is tasty and filling. Fun atmosphere as well. more

Best place to eat 24/7 6/3/2002

This place is great for grub anytime of the day. There's always a crowd and it's the place to be. All the servers are unigue in thier own way, but always aiming to please. The menu has anything from steak to meals as simple as a hot dog and fries. And for your entertainment you can select music from the small jukeboxes located at every table. Check this place out sometime after a long night at a club on sunset! more

Happy tummey 5/21/2002

You leave happy. This place is better than denny's and cheaper then jerry's. The menu is huge and all the waiters are nice and fast. The parking is available and i usually go here alot when im hungry and on sunset. No complaints here more

Recommended! 5/19/2002

Expect a wait on Sunday mornings (like anywhere), but the food is well worth it! Haven't been there for awhile, but I'm sure it hasn't changed too much. more
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  • The Scene
    No, it's not the original--that was in San Francisco and was demolished shortly after filming--but the decor holds enough retro-chic for even a die-hard Gen-X'er. Blow-up movie...

  • 8/14/2003 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Su-Th 6-1am, F-Sa 6-4am
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Cash, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    South Valley

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