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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 52
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  • 16
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mel's where everyone goes!

Family friendly restaurant where the food list is unending and the servings are so much you can take leftovers home with you! Prices are very reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
KarenShea
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South Carolina
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English first
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Mel's diner was pretty good, and a good value. I had a huge cheeseburger (greasy like you would expect from a diner like this) and it came with fries, a few onion rings, and a root beer float for $10. I thought it was great, although the onion rings were pretty soggy. I would go back.

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Mahomet, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped in for breakfast as we were referred here by a local resident. We were not disappointed. The prices were very reasonable, the food and food choices were wonderful and the service was very good. We came back on our last night to take advantage of their desserts. They have quite a good dessert selection at very nice prices.... More 

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South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Family friendly restaurant where the food list is unending and the servings are so much you can take leftovers home with you! Prices are very reasonable.

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Naples, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food is good and the wide variety of option will allow everyone to get something they like. The service is typically OK. Gets very crowded in season. Look for coupons!

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went here with my family for a dinner, and to try a real American diner. Staff was friendly and service minded. Food came fast and potion was large. It's defiantly worth going there, I give the recommendations.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

OK food. Nothing out of the ordinary. Family style and plenty of it. Don't know what I was expecting with all the hype, but just OK.

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Our food was good and arrived quickly. Great experience.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Seniors come to Mel's Restaurants along U.S. 41 in Ft. Myers, Bonita Springs & Naples. If you are just looking for good, old-fashioned dinners; this is the place for you to make a stop. The locals as well as visitors pack this place during Season. As others have mentioned; Good food, Great Value and interesting décor. There are other Mel's... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Bonita Springs Mel's Diner Review: We went in for dinner at around 4pm and the place was pretty empty. Menu is extensive and prices seem good, but you get what you pay for. My Chicken Parmesan sandwich was greasy tasting and crusty (hard and dry) with very little marinara sauce. Bun was greasy tasting and hard, which I didn't eat.... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The restaurant is in the style of a 50’s diner and that brought back lots of good memories just looking at the front door. We were seated quickly and handed a fistful of menus to peruse. It was a mind boggling experience; too many choices to make a quick decision. Our waitress did give recommendations and told us of the... More 

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Additional Information about Mel's Diner

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

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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
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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