Nickel Diner
Restaurant on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

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Back in the early 1940's, this diner had plenty of items on the menu for a nickel - but don't expect the same prices today. But, what you can depend on is the same great classic food choices to choose from in this restored joint. The Fried Catfish is great and so is the original Mac and Cheese meal here, but to be quite Frank, the entire menu will knock your socks off. We love that they have kept the vintage style and feel which sets it apart from today's modern alternatives. The old-school comfort foods here are made with love from scratch - just like they were over half a century ago. They are open everyday except Mondays from eight in the mornings to three in the afternoon. Amazing, fresh and filling breakfast served here with some of the best coffee you've ever come across. Lunch and brunch options here are also tasty and good to the last bite. However, we must be honest and admit that our personal motivation to coming here when in Los Angeles is their insanely delicious desserts menu. The home-made donuts and home-made cakes here will outdo any bakery in the country. In addition to their pudding and Pop-Tarts, you seriously need to grab a dozen or two home. Our personal favorites include the Maple Glazed Bacon Donut, Peanut Butter Potato Chip Cake and of course, we can't forget the Blueberry Orange Pop-Tarts. Don't pass this place up.. sometimes we think it's too good to be true - pinch us!

Address / Location

524 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Nickel Diner

Menu Recommendations

Cuisine / Diet Plan with Popular Foods & Meals to Eat Here

American Food Desserts & Ice Cream

Bacon Donuts Catfish with Corn Cakes & Pecan Sauce Irish Carb Bomb Sandwich Nickel Diner Food Nutella Hazelnut Doughnut Veggie Sandwich Blueberry Pancakes Homemade Raspberry Poptart

For menu, health nutrition facts, hours,
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Diet-friendly, vegan, gluten free or
organic meals may be available.

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