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Nickel Diner

524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
+1 213-623-8301
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“donuts” (45 reviews)
Opens in 3 min
American, Diner, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were searching for a breakfast place that didn't have a long wait. The Nickel Diner served this purpose well. We loved the historic building immediately upon entering. The place was nostalgic, but clean. The music playing was great, and the menu selection was upscale...More

Thank Army11Bravo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brunch on Saturday was quiet. This historic diner reminds us of the old LA. Courteous and helpful staff and a great choice of delicious foods. We are going back today!

Thank Avatar888
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Visited this Diner on my visit to LA. Great atmosphere from the 50's/60's with a unique menu. One of the specials was Duck sausage with deep fried eggs which looked great and I had corned beef hash with poached eggs. Service was as good as...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 30 April 2018

By looking at the outside of this place, you may not realize how delicious the food will be!! I ordered a chicken dish with some kind of heavenly stuffing on the side. It was melt-in-your-mouth!! My friend asked for a bite, and it was very...More

Thank Trinat833
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this place after seeing it on Triple D and reading about it online. It is a classic diner in downtown Los Angeles with classic decor. My wife and I shared a sandwich which was delicious. The service was also great, and our server...More

Thank geeneou5
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I disagree with a previous reviewer; this is not a “dodgy” neighborhood. Like many LA spots, homeless are nearby as well as an outreach center for employment. Regarding the restaurant, service and food were great. All the breads are made there and the typical breakfast...More

Thank boblovesnat
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 26 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 1 January 2018 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

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Restaurant Details

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