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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 46
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  • 14
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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
Quick and Good

My husband and I like to have breakfast here. The service is quick, food is quick and inexpensive. I can get a low carb breakfast while he gets

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Cathy6505
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

The clue is in the name here. It's a diner. What you do get is a good welcome, great service and great, typically American food at very reasonable prices. The exterior with its neon lights and its 50's interior deco and music make it a fun place to eat. We'll be back next time we visit the area.

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

What an experience, old fashioned American diner, food good old fashioned variety, biscuits, soup, entree but no room for desert, if you visit Bonita in USA then this is the place to eat, service excellent, clean bright shiny diner, looks like it arrived from the sixties , expected henry winkler to walk in!!!!!! Would enjoy visiting it again.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

You get the real fifties feeling in there but if you are a tourist from overseas you got to watch out when you have to pay!!! If you pay cash they don't bring your change money ,they think you included tip.It was a handy tric the Waitress try to pull on us 😬 excuse was I forget ... Come on... More 

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Ottawa,ON
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have a shellfish allergy and Robert the manager was kind enough to come out and visit with me about what they could do to accomodate my allergies!! Robert took it into his hands and made sure that I was ok!! Many thanks Robert!!! This place has atmosphere and oh my goodness!! The food is fantastic!!! This is a must!!!

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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This restaurant has great food, awesome drinks with daily specials. Background music brings back the old days. Get there early!!

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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had dinner at Mel's Diner the other night. The food and service was very good. I ordered the all you can eat fish and my wife ordered the full rack of ribs. Yum!!! All of this for $20. Wow. We have eaten here before and we were not disappointed then or now. For something a little different......

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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The salmon was very good. I ordered steamed vegetables, and the meal was cooked so well. The waitstaff was very knowledgeable regarding the menu. This is a popular restaurant for both local residents and tourists.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband and I like to have breakfast here. The service is quick, food is quick and inexpensive. I can get a low carb breakfast while he gets

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Worthing West sussex
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This dinner is quite unusual and extremely popular, there seems to be a permanent line of customers waiting to get a table, there are no reservations but if you put your name down inside they give you a wooden tablet with a funny name on it and you wait for this name to be called. It's all very well organized... More 

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Chatham
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123 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I went to Mel's when we first arrived in that area. I ordered the two lobster tails, baked potato and salad. My husband ordered the half rack of ribs with potato and coleslaw. Both were terrific, with very reasonable prices. The cheese buns were so tasty. We went back again with our daughter and family on St.... More 

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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?