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All-American Diner Food at Mel's Drive-In (41% 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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Maritza
3 ratings3 reviews
4 days ago
Live this place!
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howeeTOP REVIEWER
46 ratings36 reviews
May 1, 2021
The food was OK definitely not fast food but 40 bucks for two burgers and a vanilla shake seems kind a high
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roneeTOP REVIEWER
25 ratings18 reviews
April 24, 2021
First time there but will definitely b back. Food was delicious, service terrific, a very good experience
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Sandra
1 ratings1 reviews
April 22, 2021
Great food and Great Service
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Christina
8 ratings1 reviews
April 21, 2021
Great customer service, picked up order in less then 20 min. Food tasted fresh and delicious. I had the very berry salad, grandmas chicken noodle soup and charbroiled chicken sandwich with onion rings.
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Guest
1 ratings1 reviews
April 16, 2021
What an amazing sunset burger omg. Awesome staff service from Jill and Mel’s Grandson Shayson, will deffffff be bakkkk
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ChrisTOP REVIEWER
16 ratings10 reviews
April 10, 2021
Never disappoints Thank you
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pamelaTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
27 ratings17 reviews
April 9, 2021
Always delicious and very friendly staff. Clean as a whistle!
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $12.50 for $20 worth of food and drink for parties of two or three
  • $23.57 for $40 worth of food and drink for parties of four or more
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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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