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28601 Trails Edge Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34133
239-949-3080
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 133
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  • 101
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 10
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  • 3
    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
Most recent review
a fun experience

I was a kid in the fifties, so I felt right at home at Mel's diner. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The wait staff was helpful and efficient. Our party of four ordered very different items from the bountiful offerings: salad with quinoa, grilled salmon, a taco and another grilled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
mountaingal88
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I was a kid in the fifties, so I felt right at home at Mel's diner. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The wait staff was helpful and efficient. Our party of four ordered very different items from the bountiful offerings: salad with quinoa, grilled salmon, a taco and another grilled fish. All the offerings were prepared and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Our group of four ate here twice in the last week, and we were pleased both times. Too many menus, perhaps; Robert Irving ("Restaurant Impossible") gets confused by so many offerings. But one usually has to wait to get a table, so it's hard to argue they're doing anything wrong. Here's a hint: they don't take reservations, but you can... More 

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Killbuck,Oh
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

if you can not find something to your liking at Mel's you are a very picky eater ! Everything from Soup, Salad, Burgers, full dinners ! I had the Grilled Salmon, which was very moist and the sauce served with it was unique to me. I also had the Veg Soup and Sauteed Veggies. was efficient also had a great... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

There was a large queue and it was really bus, but we didn't have to wait long for our table or our order. The burgers were great. as was the service. Wish we had one in England!!c

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Good diners in FL are uncommon but Mel's in Bonita Springs delivers! It has a FULL range of food items prepared to order and priced competitively. In our group of 4, there were 4 different breakfast or lunch items ordered and each one was tasty. The prices are reasonable and the service both friendly and efficient. It is NOT open... More 

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Key lime pie is wonderful. Specials are varied, entire menu is varied. Fun place, friendly, lively, great music, works for all ages. I like their sweet potato fries.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

they have something for everybody, great daily specials on food and drinks. consistent food quality and service through the years, we always go at least once a year when we are in town. go early or a bit later or expect to wait.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our server ,Cece , was very attentive. Plenty of food on our plates and was very good. Manager checked on every table once food was delivered. Sometimes diner food is just so so, but I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Cary, NC 27511
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63 reviews 63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Mel's Diner is part of a chain that recaptures the diners of a half century ago. Most of them have something for everyone at reasonable prices. Many trade on the nostalgia and play classic rock. Mel's Diner in Bonita Springs, FL is one of the largest we've been to and there was a waiting line. Instead of the usual buzzers,... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Holiday time, breakfast out with four old time friends. Good food, nostalgia reigns here. Everything was very good. Will return many times. Thanks!

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