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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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Breakfast

Juice Bar And Fruit

Fresh Squeezed Orange Or Grapefruit Juice    
Pineapple tomato or apple juice   
Fruit Bowl fresh fruit in season   
Half Grapefruit Or Melon in season   
Instant Breakfast fresh grapefruit, carrot, ginger, chia seeds   
Roots beets, apple, lemon, ginger   
ABC apple, beet, carrot   
Watermelon Spritz watermelon, cucumber, lime   
Popeye's Breakfast spinach, apple, kale, parsley   

Cereal

Hot Or Cold Cereal served with ½ & ½   
Steel Cut Oatmeal served with milk and raisins. add bananas   
Organic Granola served with low fat vanilla yougurt   

Mel's Club Breakfast

Country Fresh Eggs 2 any style, with our special grilled potatoes, toast, and jelly. add ham, bacon, or sausage   
Diced Ham & Eggs green onions, grilled potatoes, and toast   
Short Stack Or Waffle with one egg and two slices of bacon or sausage   
Short Stack With Ham with one egg   
Sirloin Steak And Egss three country eggs, potatoes and toast   
Homemade Corned Beef Hash with two eggs   
Hight Protein Breakfast with egg whites grilled chicken breast topped with mushrooms, asparagus and tomato slices   
Sunrise Breakfast organic eggs with local grass fed beef patties and fried potatoes with fresh fruit   

Pancakes, French Toast, And Waffle

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes    
Fried Chicken And Waffle    
Bacon Cheddar And Green Onions Waffle    
Mel's Thick-Slice French Toast house specialty   
Cinnamon French Toast    
Golden Brown Belgian Waffle plain or add berries and whipped cream   

3-Egg Omelets

Omelets Served With Our Special Grilled Potatoes And Choice Of White, Wheat, Rye, Or Sourdough Toast, Butter, And Jelly. Extra For English Muffins Or Bagel.

Plain Omelet    
Cheese Omelet american cheese. extra for natural swiss, cheddar, or monterey jack.   
Ham And Cheese Omelet ham and cheese   
Mushroom Omelet fresh, lightly sautéed, with green onions. add cheese   
Vegetarian Omelet broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, red and green peppers   
Denver ham, green peppers, onions, and mushrooms   
Steven's Favorite ham, avocado, cheddar cheese, and a little sour cream   
Spinach Omelet fresh sautéed spinach and sour cream   
Hangover Five Alarm mel's famous chili with cheddar cheese   
Three Cheese Omelet with cheddar, jack, and swiss cheeses   

Side Orders

Bagel plain   
with cream cheese   
English Muffin    
Toast    
Bacon    
Sausage    
Ham    
Corned Beef Patty    
1/3-Lb. Hamburger Patty    
One Egg    
Short Stack    
Grilled Potatoes    
Hash Browns    
Yogurt Or Cottage Cheese    
Tomato Slices    
Sour Cream    

 

Salads

Santa Fe Salad broiled marinated chicken breast served on a bed of crisp lettuce with tomato, cucumber, avocado, egg, jack cheese, our own salsa and choice of dressing   
Caesar Salad fresh, crisp romaine lettuce tossed with caesar dressing, topped with grated parmesan cheese and crunchy seasoned croutons. add charbroiled chicken breast   
Chef Salad mixed green salad topped with ham, turkey, cheese, and egg slices   
Tuna Salad on lettuce with tomato, cucumber, and sliced egg   
Chopped Grilled Vegetable Salad grilled asparagus, zucchini, spring onion, and sweet corn tossed with avocado, tomato and greens in vinaigrette. add charbroiled chicken breast   
Chicken Salad served on a bed of lettuce with tomato, cucumber & sliced egg and your choice of dressing   
Taco Chicken Salad charbroiled breast of chicken on shredded lettuce, grated cheddar, refried beans, guacamole & sour cream, all in a crisp taco shell   
Mel's Turkey Cobb Salad sliced turkey on a bed of lettuce with tomatoes, avocado, bleu cheese, chopped egg, carrots, black olives, and italian dressing   
California Fruit Salad fresh fruit in season and choice of cottage cheese or yogurt   
BLT Wedge wedge of iceberg lettuce, topped with bacon, tomatoes and blue cheese dressing   
Red Beet And Watermelon Salad arugula, watermelon, fresh beets, goat cheese & walnuts tossed with mandarin orange vinaigrette   
Apple Salad romaine lettuce, apples caramelized walnuts, bacon, crumbled bleu cheese tossed with honey vinaigrette   
Spring Salad mixed organic baby greens, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots & sprouts topped with your favorite dressing   
Chinese Chicken Salad chicken slightly sauteed in sesame oil, madarin oranges, rice noodles, lettuce, green onions & cilantro, served with hoisin dressing   
Broiled Chicken Breast Salad capers, roasted sunflower seeds, raisins, hard boiled egg, tomatoes & red potatoes, tossed with vinaigrette   
House Salad tossed green, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, and choice of dressing   

Soup

Served With Saltine Crackers

Grandma's Chicken Soup with noodles. "the best in town"   
Soup Of The Day    
Clam Chowder friday only   
Debbie's Homemade Texas Chili served with onions   

Side Orders

Chili Fries french fries topped with chili. "you gotta try them!"   
Mel's Private Reserve Fries    
Twisty Fries    
Onion Rings    
Wet Fries with gravy   
Cheese Fries    
Grilled Potatoes house specialty   
Lumpy Mashed Potatoes with gravy   
Herman's Potato Salad    
Coleslaw our own recipe   
Sauteed Vegetables    
Biscuits And Country Gravy    

Burgers

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! For The Hearty Appetite, Try Our 1/2 Lb. Add Mel's Private Reserve Fries Or Grilled Onions.

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, and pickle chips. add cheese.   
Sunset Burger 1/2 lb. topped with melted cheddar cheese and crisp bacon, avocado, lettuce, sliced tomato and red onion on grilled sourdough   
Veggie Burger served with sprouts   
Avocado Burger all that's in a melburger with sliced avocado, onion, jack cheese, and crisp bacon   
Mushroom Burger chef's choice. this gourmet burger served with sauted mushrooms and jack cheese   
Big Mel Combination Plate half pounder "proven favorite" served with fries and tossed green salad   
Patty Melt a juicy 1/3 lb. hamburger patty with two pieces melted swiss, grilled onions on grilled rye, "an old favorite"   
Chiliburger open-face burger topped with our special recipe chili, grated cheddar cheese and diced onion   
Mel's Supreme Hamburger served with bacon, ham and american cheese   
Fish Burger delicious, deep-fried to a golden brown, served with tartar sauce   
The Mel's Turkey Burger with lettuce, tomato and pickles (we suggest grilled onions)   

Sliders

Grass Fed Beef Slider served on a brioche bun, mels special sauce & pickle slice "absolutely delicious"   
Short Rib Slider braised short rib served on a brioche bun relish and horseradish aioli.   
Goat Cheese And Turkey Slider ground turkey topped with goat cheese, arugula and caramelized onions served on a brioche bun with mels sauce.   

Sandwiches

All Our Sandwiches Are Served With Choice Of Cup Of Soup, Herman's Potato Salad, Coleslaw Or Mel's Private Reserve French Fries And Pickle Chips. Add Our Twisty Fries Or Onion Rings.

Fried Egg Sandwich on white toast with lettuce, mayonnaise and whole black olives   
Grilled Cheese Combination jack, swiss, and cheddar on sourdough   
The Haven's Famous Vegetarian Sandwich avocado, sprouts, and tomatoes served on 9-grain bread with a fresh fruit cup   
B.L.T. "old favorite" on sourdough. add avocado   
Smoked Ham And Cheese grilled, served on rye   
Tuna Melt grilled tuna with cheddar on rye--"my favorite"   
The French Dip real winner," lean slices of roast beef on a french baguette. served au jus with french fries. try it new orleans style with mayo, horseradish, and tabasco.   
Mel's 3-Deck Club fresh breast of turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes piled high on toasted sourdough   
Steak Sandwich broiled new york steak on french roll   
Chicken Salad Sandwich on toasted sourdough with lettuce and tomato. add bacon   
Tuna Salad Sandwich served with lettuce, tomato, and black olives on sourdough   
New Yorker hot peppercorn pastrami with coleslaw on corn rye with 1000 island dressing   
Fresh Turkey Breast piled high on toasted sourdough   
Reuben Sandwich thinly sliced corned beef with sauerkraut, 1000 island dressing and melted monterey jack on grilled rye   
Turkey Melt freshly sliced breast of turkey with melted swiss on grilled rye   
Mel's Famous Hot Turkey Or Roast Beef Open-Faced Sandwich fresh sliced, served with homemade gravy, mel's own lumpy mashed potatoes and veggies   

Hot Dogs

San Francisco Hot Dog scooped out sourdough roll, cheese, onion, relish, and pickle   
Sour Dog sauerkraut on a broiled beef frank   
Rebel Rouser topped with chili, onion, and cheddar cheese. add french fries.   

Entrees

Mels Southern Fried Chicken crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside with coleslaw, fries, roll & honey   
Chicken Pot Pie try one. baked in our own kitchen and served with salad and a roll   
All American Meat Loaf grass fed individually baked loaf with a ketchup glaze. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Rotisserie Chicken half chicken, tender and juicy. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   
Homemade Turkey Dinner served the old-fashioned way with stuffing, homemade gravy, lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Spaghetti And Meat Balls beef or turkey meatballs served over spaghetti and garlic bread   
Grilled Salmon Or Ahi served with pineapple mango salsa, rice pilaf & fresh vegetables, roll & butter   
Surf & Turf deep fried prawns and top sirloin.   
Short Ribs served with mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll and butter   
Fish And Chips served with coleslaw, tartar sauce, roll, and butter   
Broiled Chicken Breast Dinner broiled, marinated in our own secret recipe, served with fresh vegetables, lumpy mashed potatoes, roll, and butter   
New York Steak broiled, served with green salad, mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Low-Calorie Broiled Chicken Breast served with sliced tomato and cottage cheese or coleslaw   

Kids

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   

Breakfast

Two Eggs And Toast or grilled potatoes. add bacon or sausage.   
French Toast    
Cinnamon French Toast add bacon or sausage   
Pancakes    
Hot Or Cold Cereal (Colton's Breakfast) served with milk   

Lunch

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   

Dinner

Meat Loaf Dinner served with mashed potatoes and vegetable   
Spaghetti And Meat Sauce Or Marinara soft roll and butter. samantha's favorite.   

Kids' 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   

Juices

Grapefruit pineapple, tomato   
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice    
Milk    
Chasen's Chocolate Milk    
Hot Chocolate    

 

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 deeeelicious! vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry   
Chocolate, Strawberry, Or Vanilla Milk Shakes thick and old-fashioned   
Fresh Banana pineapple, butterscotch, or coffee milk shakes   
Black & White Milk Shake    
Espresso Milk Shake    
Smoothies ask your server for selection   
Malts thick, creamy, and rich   
Chocolate, Pineapple, Or Strawberry Mel's Deluxe Sundae with nuts and whipped cream   
Black & White Mel's Deluxe Sundae    
Hot Fudge caramel, or marshmallow mel's deluxe sundae   
Banana Split "it's been a long time"   
Root Beer Or Coca-Cola Floats    
Mel's Special Orange Freeze    
Ice Cream Or Sherbet    
Coca-Cola cherry, chocolate, vanilla, lemon do you still charge extra for cherry and vanilla?   

Desserts

We Suggest Ala Mode, Of Course. Double Crusted Pies Baked Daily In The Mel's Kitchen-Delicious

Hot Apple Pie with cinnamon sauce. extra for ala mode   
Berry Pies    
Marge's Cherry Pie    
Homemade Chocolate Fudge Cake    
Banana Or Chocolate Cream Pie    
Mel's Own Double Cream Cheesecake    
Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream   
Fresh Strawberry Shortcake in season   

Beverages

Espresso    
Cafe Latte    
Cappuccino    
Cafe Mocha    
Iced Cappuccino    
Espresso Milk Shake    
Coffee mel's special blend   
Brewed Decaf    
Tea    
Hot Chocolate with whipped cream   
Chocolate Milk    
Milk    
Coca-Cola diet coke, root beer, or sprite   
Calistoga    
Fresh Lemonade    
Iced Tea    
Fresh Lemonade/Iced Tea Combo 22 oz....a real treat   
Iced Coffee with whipped cream   

Beer

Long Neck Budweiser Or Budweiser Light    
Anchor Steam    
Long Neck Corona    

Specials

Monday Blue Plate Specials

Short Ribs best in town. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Breast Of Chicken Cacciatore a tender breast of chicken sautéed in fresh mushrooms, onions, and green peppers, covered in a delicious tomato sauce. served with spaghetti and garlic bread   
Rotisserie Style Chicken half chicken tender and juicy. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   

Tuesday Blue Plate Specials

Short Ribs best in town. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Rotisserie Style Chicken half chicken tender and juicy. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   

Wednesday Blue Plate Specials

Short Ribs best in town. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Stuffed Pork Chop center cut pork chop stuffed with dressing and braised in our home made gravy. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   
Rotisserie Style Chicken half chicken tender and juicy. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   

Thursday Blue Plate Specials

Short Ribs best in town. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Corned Beef And Cabbage served with boiled potatoes, carrots, roll, and butter   
Rotisserie Style Chicken half chicken tender and juicy. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   

Friday Blue Plate Specials

Short Ribs best in town. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Sauteed Catfish great lakes catfish sautéed in lemon butter. served with french fries, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, and butter   
Baby Back Ribs slowly roasted and braised with our famous bbq sauce. served with french fries, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, and butter   
Rotisserie Style Chicken half chicken tender and juicy. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   

Saturday Blue Plate Specials

Short Ribs best in town. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Red Beans And Rice new orleans style red beans and rice embellished with sausages and smoked meats. served with garden fresh salad   
Rotisserie Style Chicken half chicken tender and juicy. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   

Sunday Blue Plate Specials

Short Ribs best in town. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, and butter   
Mel's Own Yankee Pot Roast tender slices of beef smothered in a delicious gravy. served with boiled potatoes, carrots, roll, and butter   
Rotisserie Style Chicken half chicken tender and juicy. served with lumpy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, roll, and butter   

 

Celebrity Bar Cocktails

Juices And Mixes Are Fresh Squeezed Daily

Apple Martini vodka, with apple pucker.   
Bloody Mary vodka, bloody mary mixes.   
Blue Hawaiian blue curacao, rum, pineapple juice and pina colada mix.   
Cap Cod vodka and cranberry juice.   
Cadillac Margarita tequila (jose cuervo), sweet and sour mix, lime juice and grand marnier   
Adios tequila, rum, gin, vodka, triple sec, sprite and splash of blue curacao.   
Cosmopolitan vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice.   
Chocolate Martini chocolate liquor, vodka and whipped cream.   
Greyhound vodka and grapefruit juice.   
Long Beach Iced Tea tequila, gin, vodka, rum, triple sec, sour mix, cranberry juice.   
Long Island tequila, vodka, gin, and rum, triple sec, sour mix and coke.   
Mai Tai rum, orange juice, lemon juice, and pineapple juice, grenadine, myers rum   
Margarita tequila, triple sec, lime juice.   
Melon Ball vodka, midori, sour mix, orange juice.   
Mojito rum, mint, honey, sprite, soda water and lime juice.   
Strawberry Margarita tequila, strawberry liquor, triple sec, lemon juice, strawberries.   
Peach Mojito rum. mint, honey, sprite, lime juice, soda water and peach.   
Pina Colada malibu, pina colada mix, pineapple juice, cacao liquor.   
Purple Hooter vodka, chambord, pineapple juice.   
Strawberry Mojito rum, mint, honey, sprite, lime juice, soda water and strawberries.   
The Beach chambord, midori, vodka, pineapple juice, orange juice and cranberry juice.   
Tequila Sunrise tequila, orange juice and grenadine.   
Tokio Iced Tea gin, rum, vodka, tequila, triple sec, sprite and midori.   
White Russian vodka, kahlua, cream.   

Spiked Shakes

Hollywood Hills Mudslide kahlua, bailey's, oreo and chocolate ice cream.   
Go Green creme of menth, oreo, vanilla ice cream.   
Malibu malibu rum, pineapple, vanilla ice cream.   
Butter Baby butterscotch schnapps, vanilla ice cream.   
Razzle Dazzle chambord, chocolate ice cream.   
50/50 Bar absolut vanilla, orange curacao, vanilla ice cream.   

Beer

Budweiser    
Bud Light    
Miller Light    
Coors Light    
Michelob Ultra    
Amstel Light    
Hefeweisen    
Sierra Nevada    
Stella    
Sam Adams    

Imported Beer

Corona    
Heineken    
Heineken Light    
New Castle    
Guinness    

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Strawberry Lemonade freshly pureed strawberries, simple syrup, and house lemonade   
Sweet Tart fresh lemon juice, powdered sugar, and cherry juice   
Shirley Temple sprite, grenadine (freshly squeezed orange juice optional)   
Roy Rodgers coke and grenadine   

 

Mel's Drive-In
14846 Ventura Blvd
At Kester Ave
(818) 990-6357
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