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Mel's Diner

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American, Diner
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28601 Trails Edge Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34133
239-949-3080
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 227
    Excellent
  • 165
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wobbly Table

The food was good and it's a fun place to visit. Our party of 7 was seated at a wobbly table, though. When we asked to be moved, they said that the table had been like that for a long time and nobody else ever complained. Really??

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lakeside_Katydid
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Lakeside, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A few weeks ago I posted a very satisfied review. We were so happy we decided to go back a 2nd time this trip. We should have left well-enough alone. I ordered the same dish (prime rib) since this is something I don't make at home and typically wouldn't get at other places due to the expense (and health consequences).... More 

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Lakeside, CT
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was good and it's a fun place to visit. Our party of 7 was seated at a wobbly table, though. When we asked to be moved, they said that the table had been like that for a long time and nobody else ever complained. Really??

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Thank Lakeside_Katydid
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place always has a line, which God the live if me I can't explain. We are here once, for breakfast. You have to be pretty bad to screw up breakfast, but Mel's staff did. From the cold eggs to the untoasted toast and to the lukewarm coffee and surly waitress. Fuhgedaboutit!

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Thank TheLiterateChef
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mel's Diner is a very popular local chain in the Fort Myers/Naples area that draws a large clientele particularly among the "snowbirds" visiting the area. The menu is extensive, filled with typical diner fare and, for the most part, servings are generous. Meals are ready in less time than usually expected but the service doesn't always keep up with the... More 

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Thank 825Jack
perrysburg
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had breakfast there this week; very good service, excellent Stuffed French Toast, good Omelette with fruit and great atmosphere.

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Thank irishPerrysburg
Indianapolis, Indiana
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129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate here with a friend who recommended we go to Mel's Diner for lunch. We each ordered the Grouper Sandwich. It came with french fries and coleslaw for around $13. The meal was so delicious---just melts in your mouth. The place is decorated with Betty Boop and the retro style with music. It was packed with... More 

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Thank IndyLiz2013
Troy, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice family type restaurant. I was surprised how good the surf and turf was for that price. Wednesday's special was spare ribs and those were tender, not fatty and fell off the bone. The $3 Bloody Mary was very good. Love their mini desserts like creme brûlée and a chocolate sundae.

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Thank peggyanno
Rhode Island
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here before and Mel's is consistently good!! We like to go early as it gets crowded. Justin was our waiter (from Mississippi) and he was wonderful! How can you go wrong! We had $3.00 margaritas which are a very good size and excellent. My friend ordered a grouper sandwich, I had the shrimp and filet, baked potato,... More 

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Thank lexy3262
Borup, Denmark
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is nice, there's plenty of it and the service is great.Blue Plate specials are nice and inexpensive. Salads are dellicious and their biscuits are just the best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent omlets that are too big to finish and they come with great potato pancakes. Roast chicken was good. Our waitress was excellent . Incredibly inexpensive meal as noted by the crowds to get it ,but empty after 8:30 pm.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28601 Trails Edge Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34133
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bonita Springs
  • Phone Number: 239-949-3080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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