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Mel's Diner

££ - £££American,
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal Studios Hollywood, Upper Lot, Los Angeles, CA 91608
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheeseburger” (5 reviews)
“burgers” (8 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Diner
££ - £££
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal Studios Hollywood, Upper Lot, Los Angeles, CA 91608
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy day in a quiet Universal Studios. Lunch stop ... tried Mel’s Diner. Went I. For a cheeseburger, got seduced by the images of a chilli dog. Well, what a disappointment.... less than a spoon of chilli, all so cold that the cheese never stood...More

Thank LocalizerUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chili dogs are huge, way more than my 8 year old could eat. I loved the burgers, bacon was nice and crispy.

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were shocked to see that people who were quietly lining up where they thought was sensible were reamed out by one of the people taking orders for being in the wrong spot. Perhaps you should check and see if your signs are adequate. No...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Great experience and great food. Busy busy so don’t expect fast service but feels great inside and food choice great. A real feel of the 60’s. Whole family enjoyed it.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had to stop as my SO's name is Mel- we shared a chicken sandwich basket which was just enough to hold us over till dinner time- the meat was real chicken meat and not something processed fries were good and the coleslaw was excellent...More

Thank Tully2424
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

My family and I were in L.A. for a few days staying near Hollywood Blvd. we were surprised at the lack of choices we had for breakfast each day. There was a restaurant in the hotel, but it came with a Hollywood price tag. Fortunately...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I am going to be as cordial as I can with this review. I can only say that after eating here I was careful with what I choose to eat anywhere in Universal studios. I ate here once and that was enough for me. All...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on a hot day for a cool treat. Milkshakes are great, beer is cold and environment, including wait staff, is a throwback to the good ole days. Highly recommend it when visiting L.A.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Glad we dined there, service was good and good as you would want at home-good size serves - great location

Thank Geoffbec
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We ate breakfast here one day. The place was kind of dirty, and the server a bit stressed out. We ordered some pancakes,, fruits and orange juices. They said the orange juice was freshly squeezed but it was for sure not. The pancakes were average,...More

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal Studios Hollywood, Upper Lot, Los Angeles, CA 91608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • This restaurant is at Universal Studios Hollywood (requires admission)
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