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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
atlmom2
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Wisconsin
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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Naples
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Had breakfast here this morning for the first time and it was terrific. I had a Greek omelet and my wife had the burrito. We were both very happy with our choices. Potatoes were great as was the coffee. Had a very pleasant waitress who seemed to know everyone there except us. Showed it was a locals favorite. The restaurant... More 

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West Brookfield
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54 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We vacation in the area every year; but, just recently found Mel's. Not fancy; but bright and clean and bigger inside than you'd expect (don't let the full parking lot worry you). A large menu with all the basic entrees, reasonable prices, good waiters and fast service. We had both breakfast and lunch here and enjoyed both. We'll be back.

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Westerville, Ohio
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39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Mel's is busy! Menu is huge! Food is great! Hubs and I each had a buffalo chicken salad...delicious! We sprung for carrot cake...6 layers for dessert!! Only $4.99. Prices were good value. We would definitely go back.

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Webster, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Busy place, we had the Skyline Chillie and it was very good. We have been there several times and have not had a bad meal.

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Boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Truly excellent food at a budget price. I can't tell you how many times I've driven by Mel's Diner without daring to try it. Images of greasy deep-fried food and saturated fat scared me off. Well, I couldn't have been more wrong! There is truly something for everyone here. I ordered the grilled shrimp and was amazed that the portion... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

As the name says this is a diner but the one on Pine Island is a step up. Pleasant interior with nice booths and a menu with old favorites and classic choices. We love breakfast especially the eggs Benedict. The chef there always gets that yolk just right.The hollandaise sauce rivals more upscale places. In season you may have to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best ribs.....always plenty of food. Need to take home every time. Staff could be a little more friendly but everyone has bad days. Would recommend it

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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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