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Nickel Diner

524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
+1 213-623-8301
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“donuts” (40 reviews)
“polenta” (14 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1422
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Step back into the past, historic downtown Los Angeles where lunch dishes used to cost a nickel. Well they don't anymore but the menu hasn't changed and the food is still the same nourishing and friendly. Cool old fashioned diner interior, impeccable service, low prices....More

2  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I went in here before OK. It was really to use ladies room. I bought breakfast so as usual around over priced not that much. Not good not bad mediocre. Waiter gone into calling me ma'am over and over I hate. I should not tip...More

Thank M S
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

A definite breakfast, lunch or dinner. We stumbled on this place by chance....we googled dinner in LA and this came up with a good review all around. So after an afternoon of exploring the area we chose this place to eat. We were pleasantly surprised...More

1  Thank Kimberly64
Reviewed 9 December 2016

solid diner food, (we had breakfast.) Friendly and efficient servers. a little pricey for diner food though so I won't be a regular here, but if I had more money, I guess I would be

1  Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Good service, typical breakfast.... the real motivation to come here are the desserts! So for that reason alone its "very good". All of the desserts are prepared by an in house pastry chef and you can tell. The pies, cakes, donuts and pop-tarts have always...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fun, casual place to visit for breakfast or lunch. The staff were great and the food was awesome! Definitely recommend it you're in the area. Note it's closed Mondays.

1  Thank Pro_CNDTraveler
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Don't be discouraged by the uninspired menu. There's a creative spark here, but it's not always evident. The house salad, with the citrus dressing option, is truly a dinner salad, with an an expected variety of flavors and texture. Something ordinary becomes extraordinary. The only...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 18 October 2016

the food here was amazing. I got the chilequiles and my partner got the blueberry pancakes. service was quick and quite friendly. There was not a long wait for the food. the portions sizes were great and drinks were great (mimosas). wuld definitely recommend to...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was my first time and I had looked on the web to find a nice brunch place DTLA. I was referred to Nickel Diner and this was awesome. Great and cool choices. I have the Duck-Cluck brunch plate. This was WOW. Loved the flavor...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had high expectations of the Nickel Diner based on their positive reviews but we were sorely disappointed. We went for breakfast and ordered the French toast ($11.25), Scramble #2 ($12.75 which had bacon, spinach and cheese and came with potatoes) and also a maple...More

2  Thank SgtBuffy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
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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