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Mel's Diner

28601 Trails Edge Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34133
239-949-3080
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Ranked #28 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
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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 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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268 reviews 268 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

all four of us had great big half pound burgers....what a diner should be.....tasty and great value for money......

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited here while staying at the adjacent La Quinta Inn, as it was convenient. Huge menu, reasonable prices (except for drinks), but the food varied from OK to poor. Don't have a steak here, as it's poor quality. Ribs were OK, and chilli was too. A small glass of Shiraz was expensive for the U.S., and it was terrible.... More

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had breakfast here on a Sunday morning. Busy, but they worked people in well, good food and service. Great ambiance in true, chrome diner style.

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