Top 10 LA Eateries From 'Diners, Drive-Ins, And Dives'

From a roving food truck serving Chinese and Mexican fusion to a tiny traditional Polish restaurant, we tracked down all the LA restaurants that Guy Fieri has visited during his Triple D adventures. We've highlighted the most essential spots to visit in LA, covering cuisine born of LA's talent for cultural fusion, as well as traditional restaurants that have just never stopped doing things right. 

Whether you first learned about these one-of-a-kind places from Guy, or you're a local who's been coming back for years, these humble restaurants deserve a lot of love and affection. Even if you're not an avid watcher of "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives," you have to appreciate Fieri's ability to find these great spots. The man has eyes in the back of his head, after all. Oh wait, those are his sunglasses.

The great thing about these locally beloved "dives" is that you can taste some of the best food in LA for just a few bucks. Prices range from the $2.50 maple bacon donut at Nickel Diner, as long as you get there before it's sold out, to the $18 pierogi dinner platter at Polka if you want to sample them all; and you do.

For a more in-depth look at LA's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, check out our slideshow.


Gloria's Café

Average Plate: $10

Must Try: Adobada stew

10227 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Phone: (310) 838-0963


Beer Belly

Average Plate: $8 

Must Try: Duck fat fries

532 S Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90020

(213) 387-2337


Don Chow's Taco Truck

Average Plate: $6

Must Try: Chimales

Location: Rotating



Eastside Market Italian Deli

Average Plate: $11

Must Try: DA special 

1013 Alpine St., Los Angeles, California 90012

(213) 250-2464


The Golden State Café

Average Plate: $10

Must Try: The Burger with Sweet Potato Wedges

426 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Phone: (323) 782- 8331 


Mom's Tamales

Average Plate: $7

Must Try: Tamales

3328 Pasadena Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031

(323) 226-9383


Chomp Chomp Nation


Average Plate: $8

Must Try: Chili Crab Cake Sandwich

Location: rotating

(949) 637-1688


Nickel Diner

Average Plate: $10

Must Try: Maple Bacon Donut 

524 S Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Phone number (213) 623-8301


Park's Finest BBQ 

Average Plate: $13

Must Try: Ann's Cornbread Bibingka 

1267 W Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026

(213) 481-2800


Polka Polish Restaurant

Average Plate: $13

Must Try: Pierogi

4112 Verdugo Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90065 

(323) 255-7887