Fred 62 is one of LA’s most historic eateries


Vache Sarkissian

Fred 62, the longstanding diner located on Vermont ave just south of Franklin in Los Feliz.

One of the most consistent suppliers of quality food and a pleasant atmosphere in the Glendale/Los Feliz/Silver Lake area is Fred 62, a diner and a popular local favorite. For the past 18 years, Fred 62 has been serving quality classic American breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. Open 24 hours a day, every day of the week, Fred 62 is a perfect spot for a sandwich in the afternoon right after a movie down the street or an omelette at three in the morning.

The retro “seat yourself” atmosphere of the diner is something to behold. With framed photos of old Hollywood stars on the walls, hanging orbs of light from the ceiling and a huge wooden bar, Fred 62 is a perfect combination of vintage Hollywood style and modern L.A. culture.

With an extensive variety of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Fred 62 has something to fit the dietary needs of virtually any Angeleno. Their sandwiches excel with meat or without. Two of the best on either side would be the Hippie Sandwich for those who don’t consume meat and the Poorest Boy Sandwich for those who do. Also mind-blowing are the milkshakes, which come in over 50 different flavor combinations. My personal favorite is the strawberry-chai milkshake.

The only problem with the diner is its lack of parking. Especially on weekends, street parking is packed and there’s only one little lot off Melbourne to suffice. Getting there and parking can be quite a hassle but is almost immediately forgotten once the food arrives.

Fred 62 is a classic American diner and one of the few vintage places still standing in LA. They have perfected the art of the burger-fries-milkshake combination and have proven themselves to be one of the most consistently delicious and affordable places in this half of Los Angeles.


1850 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027


Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week