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Mel's Diner

2956 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-3246
+1 337-235-6219
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“cobbler” (3 reviews)
“meatloaf” (4 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner
2956 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-3246
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was nearly nine at night and we were finishing out our two day visit to Lafayette. We were hungry and trying to decide what we wanted to eat. Four people of "I am not in the mood for anything special' left us at wit's...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The employees were so sweet and friendly! The milkshakes are like old times - just the perfect thickness and like made with real chocolate you can taste. You can't go wrong with any of the breafast items. Their taco salad is also good. You can...More

Thank LeeAnn M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Decent diner food - 24x7 - but at 3AM the crazies come out. Just basically go for the food - great breakfast - good burgers - decent service - definitely a DIVE!

Thank Bob N
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Moved to Lafayette a couple months ago and I've been looking for a breakfast place that is tasty and has a comfortable environment. After trying lots of places I think I found it. I ordered the two eggs with bacon, toast and hash browns with...More

Thank JLGlenn
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We walked in after attending a festival just a bit down the street. Getting waited on was a task. Getting served was worse. I felt embarrassed, so sorry f2f or the little ladies working here. My waitress was having a bad day, but I could...More

Thank keithlajack
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Fast friendly service. The $2.99 breakfast special (you have to ask for it) has 2 pancakes, 2 bacon strips, and 1 egg.

Thank Bargain Bill
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We were in the mood for home style cooking. Mel's did the trick. I had meatloaf with rice and gravy with squash and a side salad. My husband had red beans and rice. Both were delicious. The waitstaff is attentive, and the prices are very...More

Thank LyndaBWaxahachie
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We deiced on this place when we were driving around looking for something to eat. It's an old diner and very typical of what you would expect. Great service and food was delivered very quickly. Meatloaf was amazing and my husband had pork chops and...More

Thank TinaLouise_13
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed eating breakfast here. Our waitress was nice and our food was good. We both had the two eggs breakfast and the food was delicious.

Thank Westberry88
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Good food, good pricing, quick and made to order. Went to this location and the one on College Dr 3 times this week. All were very good. I got THe DIner, which is two eggs, toast, grits for like $3.99. Today I got a waffle...More

Thank Gary C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2956 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-3246
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-235-6219
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