Every time we go to LA we seem to end up at Mel's - and every time we end up at Mel's we ask ourselves - why ????
Love the decor - always snap a few pictures - it a classic - but the service is the bottom of the barrel - and the food is just one step above - its as though they are out to dissuade you from coming back - nothing turns me off more than french fries that are "significantly" less than anything -
We stop because its near where we are staying - and it looks like we can grab a couple of ice teas and maybe a light sandwich - pre late supper - it never ends up being that - we spend way too much time - repeatedly asking the servers for our order - when the restaurant is empty -
Maybe its a sign of LA - maybe its a tourist rip off - but the next time its suggested - I'm going to put the pedal to the metal - and keep driving -