Mel’s Drive-In isn’t just a diner. It’s an institution. It’s where the cruising teenagers in the film American Graffiti stopped to have a bite, and you’ll love following in those classic footsteps as you get to know new friends and reminisce with old ones. Slip into a comfy booth and discuss your favorite moments from the night before with your crew as you enjoy the view of Sunset Boulevard. Open the menu and order whatever floats your boat–everything is good here. The food is consistent and inexpensive and tasty enough that regulars are known to eat here every day. Satisfy your comfort food cravings by picking from the impressive eleven-burger roster. Feel free to come at any hour, as this location never closes, making it convenient to split the house specialty thick-slice French toast with friends day or night. The cup of joe is bottomless, with staff providing refills as stealthily as ninjas in hairnets. Leave your fancy clothes at home (this gem is casual), but keep your shades on during the day because the sun always seems to shine brighter when you’re hanging out at Mel’s.