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Downtown Los Angeles, Gallery Row, Central LA

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Nickel Diner

This is my favorite breakfast spot in town. Their poached eggs are insane, I have never seen them made that way. Oh and you can even get them battered and deep fried. It is an experience. Must tries are the biscuits & gravy, duck & cluck, bacon glaze doughnut and homemade pop tarts.

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Homemade Poptarts!!! - Freshly made!

Just like the previous review I heard about the Nickel Diner and the bacon donuts from when they talked about them on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network. I took my family with me while we were down in LA. I was expecting alot, but was somewhat disappointed. The lunch menu is very limited, maybe due to the size of the place. I had the Chicken Salad on Wheat sandwich. It was good, but I chose that because ... view more

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Definitely try the bacon donuts

I heard about the Nickel Diner then finally got a chance to go today for lunch. I heard all about the bacon donuts from when they talked about them on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network. The only thing I was disappointed about with this place is the lack of bacon donuts - apparently they sold out so I didn't get a chance to try them, but everything else was amazing that I did. I had the nickel burger ... view more

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Great food and good vibe

Nickel Diner is yet another independently owned restaurant to grace the downtown LA scene and I'm thankful. They serve up delicious comfort food, olde-fashioned and exotic beverages (banana soda anyone?), and the owner has always been very friendly to me. I've had everything but breakfast and am looking forward to next time I'm downtown to try it out! The Chili Lime Grilled Salmon Salad is divine and their Big T... view more

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Jessica Lopez
Great old timey diner downtown

In short, home made pop tarts, vegan chocolate cake, vegan muffins and vegan rancheros, stuffed avocado salad and vegan coconut tapioca pudding. So I'm officially a fan. They're literally a stones throw from my office so they'll be seeing plenty of my shining face. The decor is ADORABLE!!!!! The desserts here are OFF THE RAILS PEOPLE. This is why I'm a crappy vegan... because of their freakin' red velvet ... view more

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Michael Fran
DTLA Diner and Breakfast Too

If you haven't heard the desserts and donuts are pretty damn good. Try the red velvet or strawberry shortcake donuts, and for dessert get the Cher cupcake -- inspired by Cher but they won't tell you why. It's great having another restaurant on Main (besides Pete's) that serves a full breakfast menu. I probably have the eggs and spinach with polenta once a week. I've heard some complaints about service, but I've yet t... view more

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La Cucarachas

Was eating at Nickel Diner when la cucaracha came across the table and just stopped in the middle long enough for me to call over the server and show her. She was not phased by the appearance and told us that it's Downtown and there are cucarachas in all restaurants. Nothing was comped which was even more surprising than the pest.

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Excellent, Trendy, Shady area of town

My friends “Captain and Tennille” and I went to see a screening of the film “Cabaret” tonight at the historic 80+ year old Los Angeles Theater downtown. We thought we would also knock out a good downtown restaurant from our expansive list. Captain had mentioned The Nickel Diner was supposed to be good and inexpensive.\r \r Plus, I heard they have a Maple Glaze Bacon Donut. What?? Yes, please.\r \r I don’t know th... view more

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Great food and good service!

The food was delicious! I had the hangover plate which consisted of scrambled eggs, potatoes, cheese, italian sausage and bacon mixed together. Of course we had the Maple Glazed Bacon donut that we had been hearing about. I know it sounds wierd, but that thing is delicious! Good crowd, good service and very good food.

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Food is good, service suffers

Great little addition to downtown dining! A rockabilly diner hits the spot for lunch and dinner. The food has wonderful little surprising touches like vegan choices, candied pecans in the chicken salad, and homemade desserts. Good prices for what it is.\r \r The service staff is friendly, but easily distracted as they talk amongst themselves socially and customer service details get missed. I hope the place improve... view more

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