Mel’s Drive-In Lunch Review

We recently had the chance to take time and have lunch at one of the coolest looking eateries in Universal Studios Florida – Mel’s Drive-In.  This restaurant is themed after the movie American Graffiti and is located pretty much in the middle of the park, which makes it easily accessible.

We actually arrived around 11:30 a.m. and we were glad we did.  We were able to pick a comfortable window seat and did not have to wait in line to order.  As we were finishing around noon, the restaurant started to get packed.



Ordering was pretty easy, you order with a cashier and then wait to pick up your food.  Once you have your food, you find your own seating and there is plenty of it.  This restaurant also has the Coke Freestyle machines, making it easy to refill your mugs!



We decided to each order a kids meal because the portions here are pretty big.  Josh ordered a regular kids cheeseburger with fries:

Kids Cheeseburger with Fries


I ordered a kids gluten free cheeseburger with fries:

Gluten Free Kids Cheeseburger with Fries



Our grand total for the meal after our passholder discount was around $14.00, which is not bad!  Plus we had plenty of food and were full afterwards.

The cheeseburgers overall were good – the only downfall to getting a kids cheeseburger is that you don’t get toppings.  The taste and size were good, though.  The fries were really delicious and had some sort of seasoning on it which made them tasty.

The experience eating there was nice.  They had 50’s and 60’s music playing, our view from our seat was great, and the decorations made you feel like you were on a movie set.  The one downfall – no working jukeboxes!  We were pretty disappointed.

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We definitely recommend this eatery as a lunch or dinner option for the price, location, menu options, and ease.

Have you eaten here?  Tell us about your experience in the comments!


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