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Mel's Diner

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1331 Pine Island Road NE, Cape Coral, FL 33909
+1 239 242-0218
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
FIVE BIG STARS

We went out for dinner at our normal restaurant Mels Diner BUT there had been an explosion of a transformer on cleveland ave.and they had NO power... So we looked up the nearest Mela Diner and it happened to be the one on Pine Island in cape coral, well i must say i called the restaurant asking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Tita F
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Fort Myers, Florida
via mobile
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Fort Myers, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went out for dinner at our normal restaurant Mels Diner BUT there had been an explosion of a transformer on cleveland ave.and they had NO power... So we looked up the nearest Mela Diner and it happened to be the one on Pine Island in cape coral, well i must say i called the restaurant asking for directions and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Best turkey Benedict ever! And best mushroom Benedict ever. We loved it, cleaned up the plate! You have to go and enjoy Sunday breakfast

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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Come hungry! Mel's has three SW Florida locations. Down home cooking, and lots of it. Meatloaf, chicken parm, fish and chips; you name it. And all at a reasonable price. Two dinners, two teas, under $20, usually.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After reading many great reviews, we decided to go for a family birthday. The menu was huge, but the food was no better than an IHOP or diner equivalent. There was no one in our large party that wasn't at least disappointed with their meal. Although the much older crowd seemed to be happy.

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23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Had dinner here with friends. It is a clean friendly place with good food at very reasonable prices. Corey our server was extremely helpful and nice. We will definitely come back.

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Fairfax, Vermont
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Mel's diner. The menu had a zillion choices. The food was fresh and very good

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Mel's is a great place to go and get a good and fast meal any time of day. Breakfast,lunch or dinner it's hard to beat there prices and quality of food

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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

We waited 45 minutes to get a table for 4. It's defiantly a seniors restaurant. I ordered a salad I got half way thru my salad and there was a cold dirty fork in the middle. They gave me a gift card. I never went back

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CAPE CORAL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Coming from New Jersey, I am an expert on Diners and this is a good one. The food never disappoints; it is good quality home cooking. The prices are good and the portions are large. The service can be a little spotty. Mostly good but often forgotten about between dropping the check off and picking it up to pay. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My wife and I visited May 2nd for breakfast. The diner aspect appealed to us. However the food preparation and service fell short of our expectations. Nothing really stood out about the place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1331 Pine Island Road NE, Cape Coral, FL 33909
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Cape Coral
  • Phone Number: +1 239 242-0218

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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