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  • Diners & Coffee Shops, American (Traditional)
  • 14846 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks CA91403 34.151882 -118.456854
  • (At Kester Ave)
  • (818) 990-6357
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Mels Drive In Menu May 2013.pdf

Club Breakfast

1. Country Fresh Eggs 2 any style, with our special grilled potatoes, toast & jelly   7.75
with ham, bacon or sausage, add   2.75
2. Diced Ham & Egg great onions, grilled potatoes & toast   9.75
3. Short Steak Or Waffle with one egg & choice of bacon, ham or sausage   9.75
4. French Toast with one egg & choice of bacon or sausage   9.75
5. New York Steak & Eggs with grilled potatoes, toast butter & jelly   16.25
6. Light Protein Breakfast scrambled egg whites, grilled chicken breast topped with sauteed mushrooms, asparagus spears & tomato slices   12.95

Pancakes, French Toast And Waffle

7. Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes    7.75
8. Thick-Sliced French Toast house specialty   8.75
9. Cinnamon French Toast    8.75
10. Golden Brown Belglan Waffle    8.25
with berries & whipped cream   9.25

3-Egg Omelettes

Omelettes Served With Our Special Grilled Potatoes & Choice Of White, Wheat, Rye Or Sourdough Toast, Butter & Jelly, English Muffins Or Bagel, Add $0.95.

11. Plain Omelette    9.25
12. Cheese Omelette choice of american cheese, natural swiss, cheddar or monterey jack   10.25
13. Ham & Cheese the original   11.25
14. Mushroom Omelette fresh, lightly sautéed, with green onions.   9.25
with cheese   11.25
15. Vegetarian * broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, red & green peppers   11.25
16. Denver ham, green peppers, onions & mushrooms   11.25
17. Steven's Favorite ham, avocado, cheddar cheese & a little sour cream on top   11.50
18. Spinach Omelette fresh sauteed spinach & sour cream   10.75
19. Hangover Five-Alarm mels famous chili with cheddar cheese   13.25
20. Three Cheese Omelette with cheddar, jack & swiss cheese   11.75


Assorted Cold Cereals served with chili   5.25
Steel Cut Oatmeal Or Cream Of Wheat * served with milk and raisins   6.25
with bananas   7.25
Organic Granola & Yogurt Or Milk * served with fresh fruit   8.95


The Lumber Jack 1/2 Lb. Ham Steak 3 country fresh eggs, 2 pancakes & grilled potatoes   11.75
6oz Sirioin Steak & Eggs 3 country fresh eggs, grilled potatoes, toast & jelly   8.95
Breakfast Silder new york style pastrami and jatapeno jack cheese scrambled into an egg served on a brioche bun  ea 3.75

Try Our Famous $11.75

Served With Grilled Potatoes Or Fresh Hash Browns, Toast & Jelly.

Homemade Corned Beef Hash & 2 Eggs    
Low-Calorie Grilled Turkey Hash & 2 Eggs *   
Yuppie Joe's Scramble ground turkey, fresh spinach, mushrooms & green onions scrambled with two large farm fresh eggs   
The Elvis Scramble chorizo green chili peppers & monterey jack cheese scrambled with three large farm fresh eggs   

Side Orders

Bagel    3.50
with cream cheese   3.75
Bacon Sausage Or Ham    5.50
Toast    2.75
English Muffin    3.00
One Egg    2.75
Short Stack    5.25
Grilled Potatoes    4.75
Hash Browns    4.75
Tomato Slices    3.50
Yogurt Or Cottage Cheese    3.25
Sour Cream    2.25
Hamburger Patty  (1/3lb) 5.25(1/2lb) 6.50
Corned Beef Patty    6.50

Juices And Fruits

Fresh Squeezed Orange Or Grapefruit Juice  sm 3.50lg 4.50
Pineapple tomato or apple juice sm 2.50lg 3.25
Fruit Bowl fresh fruit in season sm 4.50lg 6.95
Sliced Bananas    3.75
with cottage cheese  lg 5.75
Half Grapefruit Or Melon in season  lg 4.75



Breaded Zucchini Sticks served with ranch dressing   8.95
Buffalo Wings red hot   11.95
Chicken Tenderloins served with bbq sauce   10.95
Breaded Calamari Rings served with a lemon wedge and cocktail sauce   10.95
Variety Platter chicken tenders, zucchini, onion rings, mozzarella sticks   14.95
Mozzarella Sticks    10.95
Chef Rico's Colossal Blossom    7.00


Cup / Bowl. Served With Saltine Crackers.

Grandma's Chicken Soup with noodles. "the best in town"  4.25 5.75
Soup Of The Day   4.25 5.75
Clam Chowder friday only  4.50 5.95
Debbie's Homemade Texas Chili served with onions and grated cheese "mels family recipe"  5.75 7.45
Chili Fries american fries topped with chili. "you gotta try them"  bowl 7.95


Santa Fe Salad broiled marinated chicken breast served on a bed of crisp lettuce with tomato, cucumber, avocado, egg, jack cheese, our own salsa & choice of dressing   12.95
Caesar Salad fresh, crisp romaine lettuce tossed with caesar dressing, topped with grated parmesan cheese and crunchy seasoned croutons.   8.45
with charbroiled chicken breast add   3.50
Chef's Salad mixed green salad topped with ham, turkey cheese & egg slices   11.25
Tuna Or Chicken Salad on lettuce with tomato, cucumber & sliced egg sm 9.50lg 10.75
Chopped Grilled Vegetable Salad grilled asparagus, zucchini, spring onion & sweet corn tossed with avocado, tomato and greens in vinaigrette. sm 9.25lg 11.25
with charbroiled chicken breast add   3.50
Grilled Salmon Or Ahi Salad topped with mango salsa on a bed of organic baby greens with choice of dressing   14.45
California Fruit Salad fresh fruit in season & choice of cottage cheese or yogurt   10.25
Taco Chicken Salad charbroiled breast of chicken on shredded lettuce, grated cheddar, refried beans, guacamole & sour cream, all in a crisp taco shell   12.95
Cobb Salad chopped sliced turkey on a bed of lettuce with tomatoes avocado, blue cheese, chopped egg, carrots, black olives & italian dressing   12.45
BLT Wedge Salad * wedge of iceberg lettuce, topped with bacon, tomatoes & blue cheese dressing   8.45
Red Beet & Watermelon Salad * arugula, watermelon, fresh beets, goat cheese & walnuts tossed with mandarin orange vinaigrette   8.85
Apple Salad * romaine lettuce, apples, caramelized walnuts, bacon, crumbled blue cheese tossed with honey vinaigrette   10.45
Spring Salad mixed organic baby greens, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots & sprouts topped with favorite dressing   9.45
Chinese Chicken Salad chicken lightly sauteed in sesame oil, mandarin, oranges, noodles, lettuce, green onions & cilantro served with our heisin dressing   11.75
Broiled Chicken Breast Salad capers, roasted sunflower seeds, raisins, hard broiled egg, tomatoes & potatoes tossed with vinaigrette   13.25
House Salad tossed greens, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers & choice of dressings sm 5.25 7.95
with avocado add   1.75


Mel's Choice Ground Chuck Has No Additives Or Preservatives And Is Delivered Fresh Daily. When You Take A Bite Of Our 1/3 Lb.--Watch Out For The Juice! Add Melts American Fries, Potatoes Salad Coleslaw $2. Add Twisty Fries, Sweet Potato Fries Or Onion Rings $2.50. For The Hearty Appetite, Try Our 1/2 Lb. Burger Grilled Onions, Our Specialty.

The Famous Melburger classic american favorite made as only we know how. juicy 1/3-lb. ground chuck served on a sesame seed bun, crisp lettuce, tomato, bermuda onion, mayonnaise & pickle chips.  (1/2 lb) 1.75
add   1.25
Cheeseburger melted american, jack, cheddar or swiss on your old favorite  (1/2lb) 8.75
add   1.25
Veggie Burger * served on a whole wheat bun with sprouts   8.75
Portobello Burger * grilled portobello mushroom on a whole wheat bun with pesto mayo   9.25
Sunset Burger 1/2-lb. topped with melted cheddar cheese, crisp bacon, avocado, lettuce, sliced tomato & red onion on grilled sourdough.   11.45
Avocado Burger all that;s in a melburger with sliced avocado, onion, jack cheese & crisp bacon.   11.45
Big Mel Combination Plate half pounder "proven favorites" served with fries & tossed green salad.   12.75
The Big & Juicy! 12oz's of freshly ground beef, stuffed with cheddar cheese & bacon, and topped off with grilled onions served on a brioche bun.   14.25
Patty Melt a juicy 1/3-lb. hamburger patty with melted swiss & grilled onions on grilled rye. "an old favorite"   9.45
Chiliburger open-face with our special recipe chili, grated cheddar cheese & diced onion   11.25
Supreme Hamburger topped with bacon, ham & american cheese   11.25
Fish Burger delicious, deep-fried to a golden brown, served with tartar sauce   9.75
Mushroom Burger chef's choice. this gourmet burger is served with sauteed mushrooms & jack cheese   9.75
Gourmet Turkey Burger juicy 1/3-lb. ground turkey patty served on a whole wheat bun   9.00


Each. The Best In Town

Grass Fed Beef Sliders served on a brioche bun, mel's special sauce & pickle sauce "absolutely delicious"   3.75
Short Rib Sliders braised short rib served on a brioche bun with pickles chips and horseradish aioli   4.50
Goat Cheese And Turkey Sliders ground turkey topped with goat cheese, angus and caramelized onions served on a brioche bun with mel's sauce   3.75
Caramelized Onions By Request. Add Blue Cheese For Any $0.30.


All Our Sandwiches Are Served With Choice Of Cup Of Soup, Herman's Potato Salad, Coleslaw. Mels American Fries & Pickle Chips, Try Our Twisty Fries, Sweet Potato Fries Or Onion Rings $1.50.

Fried Egg Sandwich on white toast with lettuce, mayo   7.75
Grilled Cheese Combination jack, swiss & cheddar on sourdough   8.45
B.L.T. "old favorite" on sourdough   9.25
with avocado add   1.75
Smoked Ham & Cheese grilled, served on rye   9.25
Tukrey Melt freshly sliced breast of turkey with melted swiss on grilled rye   9.75
The French Dip "real winner", lean slices of roast beef on a french baguette. served au jus with american fries. try it new orleans style with mayo, horseradish & tabasco   10.95
3-Deck Club breast of turkey, bacon, lettuce & tomato piled on toasted sourdough   10.95
Tuna Melt grilled tuna salad with cheddar cheese on rye - "my favorite"   8.95
Ahi Tuna Steak Sandwich seared rare, topped with asian slaw & wasabi mayo on a whole wheat bun, served with fresh fruit   14.45
Tuna Salad Sandwich served with lettuce & tomato on sourdough   8.75
The NY Great Steak Sandwich choice strip broiled to your liking on a toasted garlic cheese french baguette, topped with bermuda onion, pickles & lettuce. you add the mustard (grey poupon, of course). served with american fries.   14.25
Chicken Salad Sandwich on toasted sourdough with lettuce & tomato   8.75
with bacon add   2.25
New Yorker hot peppercorn pastrami with coleslaw on corn rye with 1000 island   10.25
Fresh Turkey Breast piled high on toasted sourdough   10.25
Meat Loaf Sandwich on toasted sourdough, you add the ketchup   9.25
Reuben Sandwich thinly sliced corned beef with sauerkraut, 1000 island & melted monterey jack on grilled rye   10.25
The Haven's Famous Vegetarian Sandwich * avocado, sprouts & tomatoes served on 9-grain bread with a fresh fruit cup   9.25
Charbroiled Breast Of Chicken Sandwich boneless, skinless, tender breast of chicken marinated with spices served with lettuce, tomato, mayo, red onion & sliced avocado on toasted sourdough or hamburger bun   11.25

Hot Open Faced Sandwiches $11.25

Fresh Sliced, Served With Homemade Gravy, Mels Own Lumpy Mashed Potatoes & Veggies.

Famous Hot Turkey Sandwich    
Hot Roast Beef Sandwich    

Hot Dogs

San Francisco Hot Dog scooped out sourdough roll, cheese, onion, relish   6.95
Rebel Rouser topped with chili, onion & cheddar cheese   9.95
with american fries add   2.00


Chicken Pot Pie try one, baked in our own chicken and served with salad & a roll   12.75
All American Meat Loaf * served with lumpy mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, fresh vegetables, roll & butter   12.25
Rotisserie Chicken half chicken, tender and juice served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll & butter   12.75
Homemade Turkey Dinner served the old-fashioned way with stuffing, homemade gravy, tobiko mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll & butter   12.75
Spaghetti & Meat Balls beef or turkey meatballs served over spaghetti with garlic bread   10.45
Fish & Chips served with coleslaw, tartar sauce, roll & butter   12.45
Grilled Salmon Or Ahi served with pineapple mango salsa & fresh vegetables roll & butter   14.45
Surf & Turf prawns deep fried and top sirloin   14.45
Short Ribs served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll and butter (mel's specilality)   14.95
Mel's Spring Chicken tried crisp on the outside tender and juicy on the inside with coleslaw & fries roll honey   12.75
Chicken Breast Dinner broiled marinated in our own secret recipe served with fresh vegetables, mashed potatoes, roll & butter   12.75
New York Steak broiled, served with green salad, mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll & butter  (10oz) 17.55
Broiled Chicken Breast low-calorie diet plate. served with sliced tomato & scallop cheese coleslaw   10.75
Blue Plate Specials Changes Daily Ask Our Server Please Tell Us About Your Favorite

Side Orders

Mets American Fries    3.75
Twisty Fries    4.75
Sweet Potato Fries    5.25
Onion Rings    4.50
Met Onion Rings & Fries Combo    4.95
1/2 Sweet 1/2 American Fries    4.75
Cheese Fries    4.50
Macaroni Cheese    5.00
Grilled Potatoes Or Hash Browns    4.25
Lump Mashed Potatoes with gravy   4.25
Norman's Potato Salad    3.50
Colossal our own recipe   3.50
Wet Fries with gravy   4.25
Sauteed Fresh Vegetables    4.95

Fountain Delights

Featuring Mcgoo's Ice Cream. The Thickest Shakes In Town (You Always Get A Little Extra In The Can)

Low Fat Yogurt Shake delicious! vanilla, chocolate (harshey's) or strawberry   5.50
Milk Shakes * thick old-fashioned chocolate, strawberry or vanilla   5.50
fresh banana, pineapple, butterscotch or coffee   6.00
black & white   6.00
Espresso Milk Shake    6.50
Smoothies ask your server for selection   6.50
Malts thick, creamy and rich   
add to milk shake   .50
Deluxe Sundae chocolate, pineapple or strawberry with nuts & whipped cream   7.50
black & white   7.50
hot fudge, caramel or marshmallow   7.50
Belgian Waffle Sundae with vanilla ice cream and strawberries, whip cream, and peanuts on top, served family style.   10.75
Banana Split "it's been a long time"   8.50
Root Beer Or Coca-Cola Floats    5.25
Special Orange Freeze    5.50
Ice Cream And Sorbet  (one scoop) 3.75(two scoops) 5.50


We Suggest Ala Mode, Of Course. Double Crusted Pies Fresh Baked Daily In Mels Kitchen-Delicious.

Hot Apple Pie with cinnamon sauce   5.25
ala mode or with melted cheese add   1.25
Homemade Berry Pies    5.25
Marge's Cherry Pie    5.25
Homemade Chocolate Fudge Cake    5.25
Mels Double Cream Cheesecake with strawberry topping.   5.25
Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream.   5.25
Fresh Strawberry Shortcake in season.   5.75
Ask Server For Today's Special Pies.


Espresso    3.25
Cafe Latte    3.75
Cappuccino    3.75
Cafe Mocha    3.75
Iced Cappuccino    3.75
Espresso Milk Shake    6.50
Coffee mels blend   2.50
Brewed Decaf    2.50
Tea    2.50
Hot Chocolate with whipped cream   2.75
Load Coffee with whipped cream   3.00
Milk  sm 2.25lg 2.50
Chocolate Milk    2.50
Coca-Cola diet coke, root beer & sprite   2.75
Evian Spring Water  sm 2.95lg 4.75
Pellegrino Sparkling Water  sm 3.75lg 5.25
Fresh Lemonade    3.25
Iced Tea    3.00
Fresh Lemonade / Ice Tea Combo a real treat  (22oz) 3.50


Long Neck Bud Or Bud Light    4.50
Samuel Adams    4.50
Long Neck Corona    4.75
Heineken    4.75


Kids' Meal

Only These Kids' Meals Are served In a Mel's Car. Take It Home. Includes You Choice of Drink: Coke, Root Beer, Sprite, Diet Coke, Milk

Mel's Burger and Fries    
Grilled Cheese and Fries    
Hot Dog and Fries    
Boo's Fish and Chips    
Fried Chicken and Fries    
Chicken Nuggets In a Car with Fries and Barbecue Sauce   


Two Eggs and Toast or grilled potatoes. Add bacon or sausage.   
French Toast    
Cinnamon French Toast add bacon or sausage   
Hot or Cold Cereal (Colton’s Breakfast) served with milk   


Hamburger 1/4 lb. served with lettuce and tomato   
Sarah's Grilled Cheese    
"ry-dog" plain hot dog   
Peanut Butter and Jelly add fries   
Cheese Quesadilla with Guacamole   


Meat Loaf Dinner served with mashed potatoes and vegetable   
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce or Marinara soft roll and butter. Samantha's favorite.   

Fountain Treats

Soft Drinks Coca Cola, Root Beer, Orange Soda, Sprite, Diet Coke, and Cherry Coke   
Milk Shakes* Lynn's favorite. Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Butterscotch, Pineapple, and Oreo   
Ice Cream One Scoop of Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla Ice Cream or Orange Sherbert   
Sundaes Debbie's favorite. One scoop of your favorite Ice Cream with your choice of topping. Chocolate, Strawberry, Butterscotch, or Pineapple with whipped cream and a cherry   


Grapefruit, Pineapple, Tomato    
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice    
Chasen's Chocolate Milk    
Hot Chocolate    


* To Serve In A Courteous And Cheerful Manner, Wuality Food Properly Prepared Under Imunaculate Conditions, To Maintain At All Times Fair Prices And High Standard Of Excellence In Food And Service, Mels Only Fries In Trans Fat Free Oil.
Mel's Drive-In
14846 Ventura Blvd
At Kester Ave
(818) 990-6357
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