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Mel's Classic Diner

119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
+1 865-429-2184
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“banana split” (283 reviews)
“burger” (317 reviews)
“fries” (210 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
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11 - 20 of 2,731 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to eat. Great hot fudge cake Hamburgers are awesome. Open late so a good place to stop after a show in pigeon forge

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 6 days ago

We liked the music playing and the way this restaurant is decorated and we had an excellent food server. I had 4 side dishes: 3 okra and 1 onion ring, my husband had a jalapeno burger, onion rings and potato salad. He loved the potato...More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 6 days ago

After a day of tubing the river at River Rat Tubing in Townsend, we were all starved! I was craving a cheese sandwich and Mel's Diner did not disappoint. The jumbo cheese sandwich is 6 slices of bread! It was heavenly and the onion rings...More

Thank Rachael M
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I love mels classic diner. After bass pro shop this is always our next stop. They have really good burgers and breakfast served all day. Depending on what kind of food im in the mood for i either get the buddy holly...More

Thank bdyrmy09
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mel's has the best burgers and milkshakes around! They also have a wonderful breakfast special that you can't beat for 4.99 that includes pancakes, eggs, and meat. Service is quick and friendly. Definitely worth a stop to try it out.

Thank aubiecmhk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mel's has a 50's atmosphere that is fun and nostalgic. The service is excellent, the food average. We have eaten there several times. The ice cream sundaes are best.

Thank Sharan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on 08-11-2017 for lunch. The catfish was better than I ate at the Old Mill and at the Timberwood Grill.

Thank Terp4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good and got plenty for your money. Reminded me of the tv show. Our waitress was wonderful. Kids loved the milkshakes. Although I didn't order one, I saw several banana splits and they were huge!

Thank Amanda V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favorite restaurant in Pigeon Forge. The food was fantastic, service was great and the prices were very reasonable.

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not skip dessert at this diner! The food was great but get a take out box and opt in for the banana split! This could easily be shared with your party.

Thank Pattyrodeo
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Questions & Answers
4 June 2017|
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Response from hotelhobo4 | Reviewed this property |
Oh goodness, I can't recommend anything regarding that. As that particular evening we are there I was not doing a plant based lifestyle yet. I do believe however that they would work with you in preparing something as they... More
16 March 2017|
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Response from Gabriel R | Reviewed this property |
Yes and they are the best I have ever ate!!
Kenny C
4 September 2016|
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Response from SueAnn7 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kenny, I think they could. If I remember right, the diner is a little narrow and all booths. But, very little step up into the place and the food was good diner food. The wait staff was very nice and I'd bet they will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Pigeon Forge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-429-2184
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