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Nickel Diner

524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
+1 213-623-8301
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“donuts” (41 reviews)
“polenta” (14 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
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1 - 10 of 223 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can’t say enough positive about the Nickel. Original, well thought out menu of beautifully prepared food. Excellent wait staff. Magnificent management. Walk over to/from the Last Bookstore.

Thank Reiserhof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about this little place for many years but have never quite been in the neighborhood! This morning we arrived a bit before 8:00 & luckily they were just opening. Also fortunately found free street parking. The service was more than friendly and the food...More

Thank zapprint
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While walking to find some cheap place with friends after summer camp we got trap by the name (we taught the price it was going to be cheap) but that doesn't mean it isn't. I mean the food it's very good and the price it's...More

Thank luis u
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing breakfast and fantastic atmosphere! Delicious mimosas, French toast and out of this world chilaquiles! Great service, too!

Thank csevans96
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Original menu but familiar, great food at truly reasonable prices, fun environment, and super people. Featured in Punisher graphic novel. Go!

Thank Reiserhof
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Nickel Diner is a blast into the past. The food is delicious - be hungry because the portions are large and delicious. Their homemade pop tarts are delicious and of course, their pancakes too. Poached eggs over spicy BBQ pork was delicious! The staff were...More

Thank Schrodster
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I have been to the Nickel Diner several times with my friend. The menu is amazing and the pancakes are so fresh and fluffy. Love this place and I heard they have a great dinner menu. I saw a movie star once and I do...More

Thank Paula050314
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This venue is a realistic diner in downtown LA. I doubt it has changed decor in the past twenty years, but it has atmosphere to burn.Sharp, witty, friendly waiters (we were never called "guys".......plenty of them and the speed of service was first rate. The...More

Thank rlaikin
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The Nickel is a great spot to have breakfast. The decor and feel of the place is vintage. I've been there many times and the owners and staff are always great. I typically get the Heuvos Rancheros, it's awesome. There are homemade salsas, great pastries...More

Thank Grady P
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Got there on a Sunday morning around 11am...meant to get there sooner, but hey, it's Sunday. Waited about 10 minutes for a table for two; were seated in the back which was actually a great place to be since it was close to the fan!...More

1  Thank nomorebake
Nearby
Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering
buildings, bustling streets, and industrial
warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of
cultures here with a growing influx of business
professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of
Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts,
bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly.
Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-623-8301
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