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Mel's 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Family

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Waco, Tx
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place looks like a 50's diner from the outside, and inside after you get past the huge open bar when you walk in, it's big comfy booths that take you back in time. The manager greeted us warmly, and our waitress was delightful. Mel's has a handful of menus with the all the daily and weekend specials, and she... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stayed at the hotel behind this diner so had several great meals during our stay. This is an old style diner that if you are old enough will remember from your childhood. It is just great home style diner comfort food at a good price in a fun setting.

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Boston MA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Menu: http://www.menuism.com/restaurants/mels-diner-bonita-springs-82126/online-menu During summer also has breakfast deal for $5 - 3 pancakes,3 eggs, 3 bacon. Waitstaff work well together - different ones saw we needed drinks and refilled on their way by. A busy day, but seemed like happy employees

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We arrived at Mel's and were handed five separate menus. Now that is a lot of choices! I had a tuna sandwich that was two stories high, served with coleslaw, fries, and a pickle slice...way too much for one meal, but enough to take half home for tomorrow. Others with me had burgers and breakfast. No one went home hungry.... 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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