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1331 Pine Island Road NE, Cape Coral, FL 33909
+1 239 242-0218
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Ranked #21 of 344 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Mainz, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you are a tourist from abroad and want to enjoy a "typical American dining experience" (well, at least how it is perceived in movies and television), you should definitely visit Mel's Diner. There, you will find many things: Great, all-American food, many locals enjoying their dinner there, great service and a very relaxing atmosphere. We love the big menu... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We've been to Mel's Diner a couple of times since moving to Florida in June. Most recently, I had the all you can eat fish fry. The price was great and the fish was good. It was freshly cooked with each order and was served hot. The fish came quickly each time and I was able to eat my fill!... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Like others said. Good food, good prices, friendly staff, and nice size portions. What more can you ask from a diner.

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Bartlett
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had heard my mother raving about Mel's Diner for a few years. I have two brothers, also living in Florida, that went on-and-on about Mel's Diner. My mother passed away on New Year's Day. Most of my family converged on Florida to pay our respects at he memorial service. I had suggested that we hit Mel's Diner to remember... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Home-style diner with good food and great prices. Their pies are awesome and fish fry the best! My granddaughter loves the chicken fingers.

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Fenton, Missouri, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We always get the ribs, prime rib, and margaritas. Surf and turf is not good. Cold and rubbery, but everything else is wonderful. Great prices.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A fun, local, diner atmosphere with good "diner" type food at reasonable prices. I had a bowl of chili with cheese and onions and my wife had the chicken noodle soup. Both were generous servings and very tasty. My wife says the soup was definitely homemade, not salty or processed tasting and my chili was spicy but not over done... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

You can always depend on fast, friendly service and good food at Mel's! There is something for everyone on the menu...reasonable prices and you get your food fast!

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Long Island, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Coming from NY, specifically Long Island, there are diners every few miles. When we moved to the west coast of Florida we surely missed a good quick meal which Long Island diners are noted for. Mel's Diner has come as close as you can get to that. The food is delicious, the service is quick & I love the "oldies"... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best CHEESEBURGERS in the world. Nicest wait staff. Home style cooking at it's best. Go early for the best seating. When a restaurant is this good you are going to have to wait!!!!

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

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