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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%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I met a friend for Brunch on Saturday and the food is great, the wait staff is great and the food was delivered very fast. This place is DTLA so if you are in the area then you should have breakfast here. Definitely the city...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

If you're willing to risk the slightly dodgy neighbourhood, it's worth it! The service was faultless and the food nice and reasonably priced.

Thank dazizian
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent place for breakfast. Thoroughly enjoyed the hangover special. Service was fast and we had no problem getting seated.

Thank spvincent033
Reviewed 29 December 2017

When you walk into Nickel Diner, you may think you have traveled back to the 50's with its excellent decor, but that's just the beginning. The servers are efficient (not overbearing), the food is way beyond expectations, and the general atmosphere makes you want to...More

Thank Dieselthis
Reviewed 3 December 2017 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 30 November 2017 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 17 November 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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