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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/Brunch, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great choice and friendly service

Lots of choice in this big busy casual restaurant. Had the two lobster tails dinner which was as described and not too big to enjoy. One thing spoiled this for me though, it came with some sort of flavouring on it which spoiled it as I didn't like it. Other meal was the chicken tenders which was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Lots of choice in this big busy casual restaurant. Had the two lobster tails dinner which was as described and not too big to enjoy. One thing spoiled this for me though, it came with some sort of flavouring on it which spoiled it as I didn't like it. Other meal was the chicken tenders which was a big portion... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Very good food served fast and with a smile. Great specials at good prices! I enjoyed the fried green tomatoes and always get the breakfast sandwich on the brioche roll. I recommend it if you are hungry!!! Oh, the $3.00 Bloody Mary's are not bad!

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We are snow birds and go to Mels in Cape Coral regularly during the winter. If you want a large menu with great food and happy friendly servers go to Mels! High probiality of taking home enough for another meal. When my wife and I go we usually sit at the bar. Fun to watch food coming out and being... More 

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Deering, New Hampshire
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98 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to Cape Coral for the last 7 years and we have never ever had a bad meal, service or experience here. I have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner and have tried several different items on the menu all been excellent and always more than enough! The waitstaff doesn't change a lot which coming from the business... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

While I enjoy the atmosphere and all of the food at Mel's Diner, when looking at the menu I noticed that they offer twin lobster tails with sides for only $15.99. So I ordered it. The entree came as advertised complete with drawn butter. It was great. The result was that I enjoyed a lobster dinner with drink for under... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I eat there all the time. I'm getting to know the friendly staff now cause I've been there so many times. Love it.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The prime rib is a great cut of meat for the price and the mile high cake is very good. We return often.

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Wisconsin
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22 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We have eaten at Mel's diner a few times. We like their extensive menu. Everyone who are guests with us like it also. In season there may be a wait but it usually isn't too long. The most we have waited is about 20 minutes.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Food, service and atmosphere all great on our first trip to Mel's. The sausage gravy was excellent. Will be back soon.

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Walkersville, Maryland
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6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Mel's is what a diner should be - the food is good, the menu extensive, the service excellent, the prices reasonable. I had the tuna melt with fries, cole slaw and a pickle, plus some really good coffee. Everything was very good. My partner had the hot turkey sandwich, with mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce. She enjoyed her meal... More 

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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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