Mel’s Drive-In is more than just a restaurant; it’s a tourist attraction and California institution. Stepping into Mel’s Drive-In is like stepping right back into the ‘50s, when hot rods beat down on the pavement and girls still wore poodle skirts. The traditional American fare includes menu items like chicken potpie and meat loaf with lumpy mashed potatoes, a variety of hot dog and cheeseburger combinations (including The Famous Melburger), fish and chips and more. The children’s menu is extensive and includes things like meatloaf, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grilled cheese and spaghetti with meatballs. The milkshakes are thick, the food is hot and the juke box is always jumpin’ at Mel’s Drive-In.