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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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Breakfast/Brunch
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Out with the Guys

Each Thursday morning, a group of 12-15 guys met at Mel's for Breakfast. Despite the number, the waiter, Steve, always gets around to each of us and keeps our coffee cups filled and delivers the breakfast food on a timely manner. Prices are reasonable.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Dave Jean S
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Brighton, Canada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Brighton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Each Thursday morning, a group of 12-15 guys met at Mel's for Breakfast. Despite the number, the waiter, Steve, always gets around to each of us and keeps our coffee cups filled and delivers the breakfast food on a timely manner. Prices are reasonable.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Finally was able to pick a time that didn't' require a long wait to be seated - 8:30P. Visited Naples' Mel's on last FL trip, Cape Coral diner maintained standard of good food at reasonable prices.had the white fish- blackened; spouse had the chicken salad wrap. Fish was cooked just right. Only knock on the finer was the waitress didn't... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

I typically dont write reviews but after reading all the previous reviews I felt the need to write one for two reasons...#1 reason is they make the best bloody marys ever, #2 I absolutely love the waitress "Red". She is a fireball, and makes my visit so fun every time. That kind of fun and outgoing personality makes the whole... More 

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lisa was our waitress and I wish we had this level of service at other restaurants. The food is affordable, well prepared with large portions. Family friendly.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Mel's Diner serves excellent home cooked meals and at a reasonable price. Their breakfasts are excellent as well. I've eaten in several Mel's and each one has their own "personality". Waitstaff is very friendly and fast.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Mel's on Pine Island in Cape Coral is a must for anyone visiting SWFL. Get there early because there is usually a line but NEVER a long wait. The staff is friendly and on the spot with excellent service. Ive never had a bad entree there or desert or appetiser or for that matter a bad visit. Its ALL good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is our favorite place to eat. The food is excellent, the price and service is great. When friends come to visit from out of town, it's always at the top of our places to go. The only drawback to Mel's is during season, there is always a wait because everyone loves it as much as we do.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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220 reviews 220 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Last night hubbby and I had to wait to be seated. It was 7:45 pm and there was a wait. We said "It's season" so we didn't feel angry or anything. It is just the way it is at this time of year. We only waited a short time (10 minutes) and we were seated. Tiffany, our server, was friendly... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My local friend suggested we stop in for lunch. We both got the breaded pork sandwich. It was OK, but not served "dry" like a pork tenderloin but smothered in brown gravy. Service was quick and attentive.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went here while visiting my grandparents who come here quite often. Had to wait for about 25 minutes for dinner but that didn't bother me. Just as a head's up when they are busy waiting in side is very crowded…we sat outside to wait but it was a bit chilly. We were seated in a 4 person booth but honestly... 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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