Anyplace I can chow and listen to a jukebox?
Does this magical combination even exist anywhere---some good food, maybe a cheeseburger and fries, and some good jukebox tunes? I am prepared for the inevitable--if I DO find it, I am going to pay an arm and a leg for song or two. But the nostalgia factor alone is worth it.
I am willing to drive all over LA proper just to find this fix. I don't even care what kind of food they serve!
I really like the Beverly Hills Diner, on the corner of Beverly and Little Santa Monica Boulevards. They have jukeboxes on the counter, will give you a stack of nickels to use if you ask nicely (each song you select costs a nickel), and in my opinion, have one of the best turkey burgers in town. I usually get the double diner burger with turkey instead of beef and with grilled rather than raw onions, and it is superb. I think their turkey burger is actually materially better than their regular beef burger, but maybe that's just me. They'll also make you a cherry Coke, or a diet cherry Coke, their shakes are excellent, and the service is uniformly friendly and competent. Fries and onion rings are okay. Also, their tuna melts are quite good.
This place won't cost you an arm and a leg, has a nice jukebox and reasonably good burgers, etc. Seems like exactly what you're looking for.
Beverly Hills Diner
474 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210