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Mel's Diner

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American, Diner
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1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
+1 239-242-0218
Today
06:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 06:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mel's dinner on a Wednesday evening. About a 15 minute wait but worth it. Ribs were one of the specials. They were great. The Wednesday special was corn beef and the wife had that. She said excellent. Brother in law had the liver and onions and his wife had the grouper. Everything was just great and good service. Very busy... More 

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Thank johnsford
Brooklyn, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mel's Diner is the one place to go when you want good home style food served in good sized portions at a reasonable price. Pot roast, meatloaf, soups, salads have all been great. The service is excellent and we can count on the food being just what we want and expect. We haven't been there for breakfast, but friends have... More 

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Newton Falls, Ohio
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103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Large menu selections..Food was very good and the prices were reasonable. Service excellent. Large well lighted and clean seating areas. Will go back again and again.

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Thank dissatisy
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there early and take advantage of their blue plate specials. Service is always outstanding food is average and what you'd expect from the greasy spoon. Good comfort food and nice atmosphere. Clean bathrooms. Good drink selection and dessert options. They are able to handle large parties quickly. Worth a stop. It can get busy at times so be prepared... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong at Mel's - ample menu options, friendly & experienced waitstaff. We go to Mel's when we can't agree on what to eat - the menu is amazing!

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Thank bvroman1955
london
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167 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here and I was disappointed with the menu. I was expecting real diner type food but everything was over the top. Good was average but service very good. Wont go again.

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate a nice very large breakfast at Mel's , the was hot,the serving size was large, the staff was pleasant. The price was reasonable. All told a good meal, it was a little crowded and they are expanding to accommodate more diners coming soon.

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Thank Ejfbuilder
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure how they do it for their prices. But they have figured it out and it is obvious they have a strong following

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Friendly, family atmosphere. Nice servers and welcoming general manager/owner. We all received an abundance of food on our orders and everyone was satisfied except one of us thought their grouper was a little greasy. We only wished we could have had a piece of pie, but we were too stuffed for dessert.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly fast service, good fish fry, prices very reasonable. Never had a negative experience here. Everything we needed was on the table, drinks were monitored and refilled with a smile. Bathrooms were clean and well maintained like the rest of the place. Nothing to find fault with here!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Cape Coral
  • Phone Number: +1 239-242-0218

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?