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Nickel Diner
American Restaurant$$
Today 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
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524 S Main St Los Angeles, CA 90013
524 South Main StreetUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90013
$$American Restaurant, Diner
American Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Today 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pmSunday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
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Cozy vintage-style diner serves updated versions of old-school comfort fare plus creative desserts.- Google
"Try the Maple Bacon Donut or the homemade poptarts, but everything is delicious."
"This cozy diner serves old-fashioned American comfort food with a modern twist."
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Forrest Burns
a week ago
Came here for Sunday brunch. The server was very friendly and went out of his way to ensure my food was properly cooked. The coffee is So So. Good enough that I drank several cups, but you know. Coffee. I got the flat iron steak and eggs. Would have liked to had a steak knife; tough to cut a steak with a butter knife. Friends got pancakes - the pancakes are GOOD. I really recommend them. There are group/shared tables, but it adds to the fun. People really love the decor.
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Roy Dorazio
2 months ago
Came here for a quick breakfast before my meeting. Wouldn't seat us until our third party arrived. I could understand if the restaurant was crowded, but there was only a few tables going. I had some eggs and potatoes. The eggs were decent but the potatoes were dry and bland. A friend had the breakfast burrito and said it was good. Waitress wasn't very attentive.
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Danny Roldan
7 months ago
This place is a great spot to start the day. There is a long line, so come early or call ahead to put your name on the list to shave off some minutes because the diner isn't very big. The plate sizes are hearty and not overpriced. The nickel bag is amazing and if you're eating breakfast, highly recommend as a side starch. Service is fast, and everything looks good when you look around. Parking nearby this area is weird as there are multiple lots on the same block, some of the parking lots have different pricings for the same parking lots, they just charge you depending on the entrance that you come in through?!
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Mary Panzer
10 months ago
Great food here! We were seated immediately, brought drinks and ordered within 10 minutes. The menu is LA comfort food, from homemade grilled cheese and homemade tomato soup, the chilaquiles. We took a donut to go~the strawberry....yummm! Will be going back soon!
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William Dunn
3 weeks ago
What a great DTLA breakfast spot! We had a great meal here. I ordered dish with two deep fried poached eggs...yes, you read that correctly. There were superb. The dish also had duck sausage which was also very good and spicy, too. Service was great and the prices were reasonable. I would go back for sure.
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Yenny Du
5 months ago
Yum!! After seeing Nickel Diner on Diners. Drive-Ins and Dives AGES ago, it's always been on my list to try, I just never got around to trying it until now! We came on a Sunday afternoon around 2:30pm and there was still a 10-15 minute wait, which was fine with us. FOOD: - duck & cluck - mashed potatoes, sauteed greens, duck & bacon sausage and two DEEP FRIED poached eggs!! Those eggs were DELICIOUS and really made me wonder how they made them. Very filling and the owner said it was the best thing on their menu (but I'm sure she says that about everything :P) - 5th & main - spicy bbq pork hash with two poached eggs on top. A TON of pork! Super delicious, not that spicy at all and perfectly poached eggs. Again, very filling. - homemade apple pop tart - they were sold out of donuts, and the pop tart was recommended to us by the owner and damn, I'm glad we listened. The filling was super good, not full of that syrupy goo that can be found in apple pies. We ate it with their homemade strawberry jam - double yum! SERVICE: Friendly and quick! A good number of staff on hand, our food came out pretty darn quickly. It was nice to speak with the owner and see that she's around the diner :) VENUE/PARKING: Smallish, with booths, tables, and share-able high tops. We declined to sit at the high top tables and we snagged a nice cozy corner booth! Bathrooms are single stall per gender and clean. Parking was a bit more of a problem, we couldn't find any free meters, so we just parked in one of the lots nearby. Would definitely come back! Just not at peak times :)
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Jennifer O'Leary
6 months ago
Came with my husband here for his 30th birthday dinner with high expectations, however, left extremely disappointed with the service at Nickel Diner was a bit terrifying. Perhaps, it was the nasty attitude our waitress had. This was my last visit to this place!!
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Austin Tripp
5 months ago
High quality simple american food. Lovely service as well. If you're staying downtown this is the place to have breakfast.