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Mel's Diner

28601 Trails Edge Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34133
239-949-3080
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Ranked #27 of 158 restaurants in Bonita Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our experience at Mel's. It was our first time there and we weren't sure what to expect other than it was a retro type atmosphere. Needless to say, we were pleasantly surprised. I had the meatloaf dinner special and my wife had the cantina chicken dinner and the food was great. Those dinners included a brownie delight... More

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Aurora, Illinois
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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

from the street it looks like an old american diner. inside similar but it's not old, just meant to look old. we weren't expecting much, just a quick bite to eat for a reasonable cost. biscuits were served instead of bread; warm and tasty. free refills of soda drinks. Diners that serve everything under the sun rarely serve anything notable.... More

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Service was very prompt and friendly. Highly recommend the Big 9 breakfast! It tends to be very chilly in the restaurant the 2 times we have gone, take a sweater if you are dressed for the beach!

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Jersey Shore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed at the LaQuinta behind Mel's. It was a quick walk over. We dined in and also had take out during our visit. The fried pickle chips were good. Each day they have a blue plate special. My son had the baby back ribs for 10.99 with fries and salad with a tasty milk shake. The BBQ chicken sandwich... More

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CT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My son ordered "Cake and Eggs" and the waitress suggested he get the special that we did not see which was 3 pancaked, 3 eggs, and 3 bacon for $4.99. More food for less money. We had dinner also and everything was very good.....the only issue is the size of the menu can make choosing difficult.

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Oriskany, NY
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great breakfast food that's always consistently good at the location close to Bonita Beach Rd. Their pancakes & French toast are delicious. The 1950's ambience is cute. It's very clean. When in town from NYS we always stop in a few times.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I come down to visit my folks 2-3 times a year and my favorite place to eat is always Mel's Diner on 41 south in Bonita Springs. The food is always well prepared, the portions are large enough for my 6 meal a day appetite and it is by far one of the best consistent values in the area. I... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

That was what we walked over for, but the menu tempted us into a full meal. Great value and every one was Happy. Very convienent to the LQ.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great 50's feel about the place and staples are delivered just as you would want. Great service and friendly atmosphere. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

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Naples, Florida
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269 reviews 269 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Good service, expansive menu, and decent food. Evokes memories of a less complicated period in time. Hot food is served hot and cold food cold. Management is attentive and servers work hard to please you. Not creative just "old favorites" like grandma used to make.

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