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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 - 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
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 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
Not to be missed

This was a great experience. My wife and I had a wonderful brunch which included a $3.00 cocktail that surprised us by being so good at that price. I had the best breakfast burrito I ever had before. The ingredients, including fresh avocado,were perfect. Even though the facility was crowded, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
oakbluffsmv
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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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309 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was a great experience. My wife and I had a wonderful brunch which included a $3.00 cocktail that surprised us by being so good at that price. I had the best breakfast burrito I ever had before. The ingredients, including fresh avocado,were perfect. Even though the facility was crowded, the wait was not bad and the gentleman sitting the... More 

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Ohio
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We generally stop at Mel's Diner at this location at least once during our month in Florida. The wait staff is attentive, the pace is fast, service is good and the food is tasty and plentiful. We usually have a Bloody Mary for brunch, however, this year the drink flavor was disappointing. The atmosphere is fun and there is almost... More 

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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203 reviews 203 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

it's pretty hard to find this combination in this area. There is a Mel's on Tamiami also but were advised that the one in Bonita Springs was nicer. Can't tell if that's true but this one was great. We had a pretty long wait (to be expected here) but the omelette and breakfast burrito were fabulous AND $3 margaritas and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although we had "only" lunch, it was a filling, pleasant, eating experience. Be prepared for a wait, though, at this popular restaurant. I understood that they are not a franchise business - although you see a lot of other Mel's diners around the country. What a pitty for us...it means that there is little if no hope that they will... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is always good, service is excellent and the price is really good. Our family always wants to go there when they visit us, It may be crowded but the wait is worth it. Enjoy!

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brussels
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Foreign visitors (like me) who happen to be going down Highway 41 to Naples should not miss the opportunity to stop in here for lunch! It gleams in the sunlight on the outside and is bursting with 1950s ambience on the inside. You'll probably have to put your name on a list and join the line, but it's worth it.... More 

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New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The quality of the food at this diner is tops for diner food. I am partial to hot turkey with mashed potatoes, gravy...yum. The turkey here is really moist and tender. I was, however, disappointed in their biscuits. Nice place for breakfast. Have to pick your time to go though, as can be crowded during the season at meal hours.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Crowded but we ate at the bar. Had salmon entree, which was delicious and my husband had a cheeseburger which he said was excellent! Large portions, great prices! Enjoyed the 50's-60's music and the $3 margaritas....one was all it took to "feel" it! Will definitely eat here again! Our waitress told us that Judge Judy eats here often....and a few... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Valentine's dinner was wonderful. Where can you get Filet mignon with lobster for $15.99? Filet was cooked perfectly and very tender.

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Carmel, IN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Worst malt we've had. You would expect a place with this name to excel at burgers, fries and shakes. That was not our experience. And the floor was so messy. We won't be back.

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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?