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Mel's Diner

) #387 of 8,353 Restaurants in Los Angeles ££ - £££ American, Diner
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal Studios Hollywood, Upper Lot, Los Angeles, CA 91608
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (10 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
“hash browns” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Diner
££ - £££
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal Studios Hollywood, Upper Lot, Los Angeles, CA 91608
Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great place to go for supper, the food was good, the service was good and it didn't take long to get out\r food.

Thank SMBIker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know you are probably going to pay a lot for food that is just okay when you go to an amusement park anywhere, so don't be surprised that this is no different. However, the fun theme does make this worth the stop. It was...More

Thank Shawni_and_Dan
Reviewed 16 April 2017

First, what a scam. Coke Freestyle with no refills. Should have like a 30min window or something. Burgers are ok, Coleslaw is tasteless. Get a snack or shake and skip it and go to the citywalk to eat a meal.

Thank JetSkiRacr1
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Service was good, food was good, ambiance was touristy. You have to check it out for the history but don't expect fine cuisine!

Thank Lindsey S
Reviewed 9 March 2017

ON our second day at the Universal Studios, we had lunch at Mel's Diner and opted for the chicken strips/tenders with fries. It was good.

Reviewed 2 March 2017

she was funny and on point with coffee and breakfast. The coffee was outstanding and the food was good, the cook actually knows what over medium eggs are loved it great place to eat

Thank mary r
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

A bunch of friends went to lunch here. What a unique dining experience! When you enter the diner, you are transported back to the 60's with the jukeboxes and seating. The food quality and quantity are amazing. We had burgers, salads and sandwiches with fries...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the Diner and the servers were amazing have to say that the staff here were some of the friendliest we came across during our 3 week stay in the states. Food was great and the kids loved the whole experience.

Thank jjsweep
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I love Mels Diner - its the first stopper me every time! The food is amazing (for breakfast, lunch or dinner) and staff friendly. Be prepared to wait at busy times - always best to call and book a table.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 9 December 2016

While this is not as special and exclusive as Three Broomsticks in Harry Porter world in Universal studios, this is good place to grab lunch when your stomach is grumbling between rides. We had a Turkey leg deal - a good deal both in terms...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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)