Mel's Drive-In

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 7 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches, Pancakes + 6 more
60% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1660 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Directions

(323) 465-2111
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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    There wasn’t anything safe and the staff weren’t very friendly. Too many little kids made the place loud. We ended up going all the way across the park to eat somewhere else.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    All fries and homemade chips were listed GF on the menu but when you ask they don't have a dedicated fryer so they were not actually GF. Its frustrating that they have them listed on the menu as gluten free if they actually aren't after sharing a fryer with non GF items. No GF bun for hamburgers either had to eat the burger on GF sandwich bread.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    1 year ago

    Fryers are not dedicated, even though menu indicates GF. They do seem to have plenty of options for making a meal GF. When I received my meal (after asking for no roll), it came with roll sitting right on top of my chicken. We told the waitress and she was so upset that her cooks didn't listen. She quickly remedied it and apologized profusely.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    It was pleasantly surprising to find so many GF options on the menu. Food was great. Service was great. Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    2 years ago

    they have a lot of gluten free items as indicated on main menu however their fries aren't gf as they're cooked in the same fryer as onion rings etc. also, they don't have gf buns, only bread, so I was disappointed by my burger but at least I didn't get sick!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Really surprised that Mel's Diner was a gluten-free friendly as it is...the majority of the menu can be made gluten free. Great place and worth a visit.

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    1 rating
    3 weeks ago

    South St, Orlando, FL 32819

    This is not for the diner but for this app. I got excited about the fact that it states GF pancakes. Went today and they only serve lunch menus no breakfast provided. However when ordering GF they get the chef out to speak to you.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    South St, Orlando, FL 32819

    They made a fresh chicken sandwich for me (took 15 minutes) and I got fries without seasoning

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    South St, Orlando, FL 32819

    Dedicated fryer, gluten free buns. Never had an issue here.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    5 months ago

    South St, Orlando, FL 32819

    Overall in theory it's great, dedicated fryer and staff that know. Don't go during the lunch hours as the counter is so hectic your food touches many hands. Felt post gluten feelings after eating here at lunch due to post prep contamination.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    6 months ago

    South St, Orlando, FL 32819

    had a great server and accomdations can be made. We had a good burger and no salt fries that were prepared not seasoned as the seasoning has gluten. they were not sure if the milkshake would contain gluten so we skip attempting it.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    South St, Orlando, FL 32819

    GF buns and fries from dedicated fryer. Regular fries come with seasoning, GF fries do not. GF Burgers and fries came out in different serving trays than the rest of the food. Totally fine for a theme park lunch.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    South St, Orlando, FL 32819

    Went there for lunch on the recommendation of a friend. While they don’t have a gluten free menu if you ask any of their servers they are very well informed and if you are not satisfied with their answers they will have the chef come out for any additional questions. They have gf buns for their burgers and a dedicated fryer for their fries, which is not located next to the fryer for the other gluten containing foods. If you inform them of your allergy they will be sure to not season your fries, as the seasoning does contain gluten. Ate their with no issues.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
12 am - 1 am, 7 am - 12 am
Tuesday
12 am - 1 am, 7 am - 12 am
Wednesday
12 am - 1 am, 7 am - 12 am
Thursday
12 am - 1 am, 7 am - 12 am
Friday
Open 24 hours
Saturday
Sunday
7 am - 12 am
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