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Mel's Drive-In

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    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Diners & Coffee Shops, American (Traditional)
  • 14846 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks CA91403 34.151882 -118.456854
  • (At Kester Ave)
  • (818) 990-6357
  • 0



Sunrise Breakfast two local organic sunny-side up over marin sun farms grass-fed beef patties and grilled potato rounds. served with fresh fruit.   12.50
The Lumberjack three country-fresh eggs, two pancakes, half-pound ham steak, and grilled potatoes.   13.50
Sirloin 6 Oz. Steak & Three Eggs includes grilled potatoes and toast.   10.95
Breakfast Slider eggs scrambled with new york-style pastrami and jalapeño-jack cheese on a bricohe bun. priced per slider.   3.95
Eggs Rustica eggs scrambled with smoked ham, arugula, parmesan cheese, and cubed sourdough. served with grilled potatoes.   12.95
Tortilla Scramble eggs scrambled with freshly made tortilla chips, grilled pasilla peppers, pico de gallo, and jack cheese. served with grilled potatoes.   9.95
Eggs Verde two poached eggs on arugula lightly dressed with lemon vinaigrette; topped with homemade roasted corn salsa, poached asparagus, and a slice of nine-grain toast.   9.95
Eggs Bruschetta two poached eggs on grilled sourdough topped with homemade bruschetta topping.   9.95
Sunrise Sandwich scrambled eggs, bacon, and american cheese grilled on sourdough. served with potatoes.   11.95
Gabe's Omelette turkey hash wrapped in an egg white omelette; served with fresh fruit and toast.   13.95
Biscuits & Gravy buttermilk biscuits covered in country sausage gravy.   7.95
add two eggs   2.00
Huevos Rancheros mel's homemade ranchero sauce over two eggs, corn tortillas, jack cheese, and refried beans. served with fruit or potatoes.   9.95
add steak   5.00
Veggie Tortilla Scramble fresh mixed veggies and tortilla chips scrambled into egg whites. served with fresh fruit.   9.95
Homemade Corned Beef Hash & Two Eggs served with grilled potatoes and toast.   12.95
Low-Calorie Grilled Turkey Hash homemade turkey hash served with two eggs, grilled potatoes, and toast.   12.95
Yuppie Joe's Scramble eggs scrambled with ground turkey, spinach, mushrooms, and green onions. served with grilled potatoes and toast.   12.95
Elvis Scramble eggs scrambled with chorizo, green chili peppers, and monterey jack cheese. served with grilled potatoes and toast.   12.95
Breakfast Burrito flour tortilla rolled with three scrambled eggs, chorizo, and cheddar cheese; topped with pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, and sour cream. served with fruit or potatoes.   14.45
Build Your Own Omelette served with grilled potatoes, hash browns, or fruit.   10.25
add prepared with three eggs for egg whites only, or egg beaters   1.00
add ingredients   .75
modify omelette: prepare with egg whites or prepare with egg beaters   1.00
add ingredients: add ham, bacon, sausage, turkey sausage, ground turkey, chopped chicken, chorizo, corned beef hash, american cheese, swiss cheese, monterey jack cheese, jalapeño-jack cheese, bleu cheese crumbles, goat cheese, parmesan cheese, cream cheese, avocado, broccoli, jalapeño peppers, mushrooms, black olives, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, green chilies, spinach, pea sprouts, diced tomato, arugula, white onion, red onion, green onion, asparagus, tomatillo salsa, pico de gallo, sour cream, bruschetta topping, corn salsa, ranchero sauce   .75
with hash browns, with grilled potatoes or with fresh fruit   

Fruits & Cereals

Fruit Bowl  sm 5.00lg 7.75
Fruit Bowl With Yogurt    9.75
Steel Cut Oatmeal served with milk, raisins, and brown sugar.   6.25
add banana   1.70
Cream Of Wheat served with milk, raisins, and brown sugar.   6.25
add banana   1.70
Organic Granola includes milk or yogurt. served with fresh fruit.   9.95

Pancakes, French Toast, Waffles

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes    8.75
Mel's Thick-Sliced French Toast available with cinnamon upon request.   9.75
Belgian Waffle    8.75
add berries & whipped cream   1.00
Fried Chicken 'N' Waffle mel's fried chicken served over a waffle stuffed with bacon, green onions, and cheddar cheese.   16.75
Chocolate Chip Pancakes three fluffy buttermilk pancakes loaded with chocolate chips and drizzled with chocolate syrup. served with whipped cream.   9.75

Mel's Classic Breakfasts

Country Fresh Eggs two eggs served with grilled potatoes and toast.   8.35
add ham, bacon, or sausage   3.00
Diced Ham & Eggs eggs scrambled with diced ham and green onions. served with grilled potatoes and toast.   9.95
Short Waffle Stack served with one egg and bacon or sausage.   9.95
French Toast served with one egg and bacon or sausage.   9.95
New York Steak & Eggs new york strip steak served with two eggs, grilled potatoes, and toast.   18.75
High Protein Breakfast scrambled egg whites and a grilled chicken breast served with sautéed mushrooms, asparagus, and sliced tomatoes.   13.95


Bagel    3.85
add cream cheese   .25
Grilled Potatoes    5.25
Hash Browns    5.25
Side Of Bacon    5.50
Side Of Sausage    5.50
Side Of Ham    5.50
Side Of Turkey Sausage    6.00
English Muffin    3.25
Side Egg    3.00
Side Of Yogurt    3.75
Side Of Cottage Cheese    3.75
Side Short Stack Of Pancakes    5.75
Side Third-Pound Burger Patty    5.75
Side Half-Pound Burger Patty    7.25
Side Corned Beef Patty    7.25


Orange freshly squeezed. sm 4.50 lg 5.50
Grapefruit freshly squeezed. sm 4.50 lg 5.50
Instand Breakfast fresh grapefruit, carrot, ginger, chia seeds.   6.95
Root fresh beet, apple, lemon, ginger.   6.95
ABC fresh apple, beet, carrot.   6.95
Popeye's Breakfast fresh spinach, kale, apple, parsley.   6.95
Pineapple  sm 3.00 lg 3.75
Apple  sm 3.00 lg 3.75
Tomato  sm 3.00 lg 3.75


Milkshake    6.25
add thick, old-fashioned chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla. for fresh banana, pineapple, butterscotch, or coffee instead   .50
Black & White Milkshake chocolate and marshmallow.   8.50
Malt thick, creamy, and rich. choose chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla.   6.75



Chicken Tenders served with barbeque sauce.   10.95
add fries   2.00
Buffalo Wings red hot.   11.95
Calamari Rings    10.95
Zucchini Sticks thick-cut zucchini sticks, breaded and fried golden brown. served with ranch sauce for dipping.   9.95


Cup / Bowl.

Clam Chowder available on fridays only.  5.00 6.50
Chicken Noodle Soup   4.75 6.25


Caesar fresh and crisp romaine lettuce, caesar dressing, grated parmesan, seasoned croutons.   9.50
add broiled chicken breast   5.00
Santa Fe broiled marinated chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado, egg, jack cheese, homemade salsa, and choice of dressing.   15.25
Chopped Cobb chopped turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, bleu cheese crumbles, chopped egg, carrots, black olives, italian dressing.   13.95
Chef's mixed greens, garden-fresh lettuce, ham and turkey strips, cheese, and sliced egg.   12.95
Tuna tuna salad, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, sliced egg, choice of dressing.   12.95
Chicken chicken salad, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, sliced egg, italian dressing.   12.95
California Fruit fresh fruit with cottage cheese or vanilla yogurt.   12.50
House greens, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers.   9.85
add avocado   1.75
Grilled Salmon baby greens, mango salsa, choice of dressing.   15.95
Apple romaine lettuce, apples, caramelized walnuts, bacon, crumbled bleu cheese, homemade honey vinaigrette.   11.50
Red Beet & Watermelon arugula, watermelon, fresh beets, goat cheese, walnuts, homemade mandarin orange vinaigrette.   10.75
Quinoa quinoa mixed with fresh kale, cucumbers, red onions, red beans, corn, and homemade lemon vinaigrette.   8.75
add chicken   45.00
Chinese Chicken chicken lightly sautéed in sesame oil, mandarin oranges, rice noodles, green onions, sesame seeds, and cilantro over lettuce. served with hoisin dressing.   14.25
Taco Chicken crisp taco shell filled with lettuce, grilled chicken, grated cheddar cheeses, and refried beans; topped with guacamole and sour cream.   14.95
Chopped Grilled Veggie asparagus, zucchini, spring onion, sweet corn, avocado, tomatoes, mixed greens, and lemon vinaigrette. sm 10.00 lg 12.50
add chicken   5.00


Includes Pickles. Served With Herman's Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Or French Fries.

Fried Egg on white toast with lettuce and mayo.   8.50
Grilled Cheese Combination jack, swiss, and cheddar on sourdough.   9.90
B.L.T. an old favorite on sourdough.   10.75
add avocado   1.75
Smoked Ham & Cheese grilled ham and cheese on rye.   10.75
Tuna Melt grilled tuna salad with cheddar cheese on rye.   10.50
French Dip lean slices of roast beef on a french roll. served with au jus.   12.50
Mel's Three-Deck Club turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes piled high on toasted sourdough.   12.50
Great Steak broiled new york steak on a garlic cheese baguette with onion, pickles, and lettuce.   15.95
Chicken Salad lettuce and tomato on sourdough.   10.25
add bacon   2.50
Tuna Salad lettuce and tomato on sourdough.   10.75
add bacon   2.50
Fresh Turkey Breast lettuce, mayo, and tomato piled high on sourdough.   11.75
Meatloaf with ketchup on sourdough.   10.25
The Haven's Famous Vegetarian avocado, sprouts, lettuce, and tomatoes on whole wheat bread. served with a fresh fruit cup only.   10.25
The Reuben sliced corned beef with sauerkraut, thousand island, and monterey jack cheese on grilled rye bread.   11.75
Short Rib Grilled Cheese braised short ribs on grilled sourdough with jack, swiss, and cheddar cheeses. served with horseradish aioli.   12.95
The New Yorker hot peppercorn pastrami topped with coleslaw and thousand island on grilled rye.   11.75
Ahi Tuna seared rare ahi tuna topped with asian slaw and wasabi mayo on a whole wheat bun.   15.95
The Italian Job italian meats, mozzarella cheese, and peperoncini on country italian bread. served with a small mediterranean salad only.   13.50


Mel's Choice Ground Chuck Has No Additives Or Preservatives. Add French Fries, Potato Salad, Or Coleslaw $2. Add Twisty Fries, Fresh-Cooked Potato Chips, Sweet Fries, Or Onion Rings $2.75.

The Famous Mel juicy third-pound ground chuck, lettuce, tomatoes, bermuda onion, mayo, and pickles on a sesame seed bun.   8.75
Cheese melted american, jack, cheddar, or swiss cheese.   9.75
Avocado With Bacon sliced avocado, onion, jack cheese, crisp bacon, tomato, mayo, pickles.   13.00
Mushroom a gourmet with sautéed mushrooms and jack cheese.   11.25
Big Mel Combination Plate a half-pounder served with fries and green salad.   15.00
Patty Melt a third-pound ham patty with two pieces of melted swiss and grilled onions on grilled rye.   10.95
Chili an open-faced topped with special recipe chili, grated cheddar cheese, and diced onion.   13.50
Mel's Supreme Ham with bacon, ham, and american cheese.   13.50
Fish deep-fried to a golden brown; includes tartar sauce.   11.25
Gourmet Turkey a juicy third-pound turkey patty on a whole wheat bun.   11.00

Charbroiled Chicken Breast Sandwiches

Served With Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Or French Fries.

Charbroiled Chicken Breast boneless, skinless tender spice-marinated chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, mayo, red onion, and avocado on toasted sourdough.   12.95
The No-Name Chicken swiss, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo on a wheat bun.   11.50
T.L.C. Chicken honey mustard sauce, swiss, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a wheat bun.   11.95
American Graffiti Chicken sautéed mushrooms, swiss, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a what bun.   11.50

Mel's Hot Open-Faced Sandwiches $12.95

Served With Homemade Gravy, Mel's Lumpy Mashed Potatoes, And Veggies.

Famous Hot Turkey    
Hot Roast Beef    

Hot Dogs & Chili

San Francisco Hot Dog cheese, onion, relish, pickle, sourdough roll.   7.50
Sour Dog sauerkraut on a boiled beef frank.   6.95
Rebel Rouser Dog topped with chili, onion, and cheddar cheese.   10.95
Homemade Chili with onion and grated cheese. cup 6.35bowl 8.75


Mel's Southern Fried Chicken crispy on the outside, tender and juicy inside. served with coleslaw, fries, roll, and honey.   15.25
All-American Meatloaf an individual ketchup-glazed meatloaf made with grass-fed beef. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies, roll, and butter.   14.95
Homemade Turkey Dinner served with old-fashioned way with stuffing, homemade gravy, lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter.   14.75
Fish & Chips served with coleslaw, tartar sauce, roll, and butter.   14.75
Chicken Breast Dinner marinated in a secret recipe, then broiled. served with fresh vegetables, lumpy mashed potatoes, roll, and butter.   14.50
New York Steak Dinner broiled. served with green salad, mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter.   19.75
Low-Calorie Diet Plate broiled chicken breast. served with tomato & cottage cheese or coleslaw.   12.50
Filet Mignon a 6 oz. filet mignon served with poached asparagus, rice pilaf, and demi glace.   17.95
add small house salad   2.00

Side Orders

Mashed Potatoes    4.75
French Fries    4.25
Cheese Fries    5.00
Twisty Fries    5.25
Chili Fries    8.75
Onion Rings    5.00
Potato Salad    4.00
Fresh-Cooked Potato Chips    4.25

Desserts $6.25

Homemade Berry Pie    
Hot Apple Pie with cinnamon sauce.   
Homemade Chocolate Fudge Cake    
Mel's Double Cream Cheesecake available with strawberry topping.   
Mel's Drive-In
14846 Ventura Blvd
At Kester Ave
(818) 990-6357
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