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Mel's Diner

1331 Pine Island Road NE, Cape Coral, FL 33909
+1 239 242-0218
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Ranked #11 of 325 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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  • English first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a very evently evening...After getting stuck in the mud and by our knight in shining armour and his entourage, there were no restaurants open after 9pm except Mel's!!! And not only were they open, they had 20 minutes before closing and they greeted us with a smile and the service was outstanding!!!And the food was pretty great too!!!lol... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There isn't anything special about Mel's Diner, but maybe that's the point! The food is always delicious and reasonably priced. The service is above average and the customers seem to enjoy the experience (it's always packed during the early bird specials).

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We enjoyed our first meal out in Cape Coral at Mel's Diner which was a short drive from our vacation rental in Cape Coral. Nice atmosphere, excellent menu and friendly service. Alex was our waitress and she kept our soda's topped up and was prompt on checking everything was ok with our meal. Good value for money and a great... More

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

While Mels is a regular stop for a lot of the residents of Cape Coral, it is great for any one in the area. The selections are numerous for every taste for breakfast. Grace was terrific in recommending ideas. She listened to what we said about my wife's allergies and made sure my wife knew what was in the items... More

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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you're looking for a small diner with great food and a large selection, Mel's is your kind of place. Nothing fancy, just good food, good service and cocktails, or a real chocolate malt if you prefer. In addition to the regular menu, they have different specials each night of the week. We are locals and eat here or take-out... More

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Cape Coral
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28 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Visited Thur evening about 6pm. Waitress Kristy was the best/only good part of the experience. Were told the kitchen was way backed up so we prepared for a wait. Ordered chess sticks to hold us over. Took over 20 minutes to get. About 25 minutes later the entrees arrived. I ordered the BBQ Chicken. This was the smallest chicken sandwhich... More

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have many meals at Mel's and have never once been disappointed with anything they do! The service, food and value are incredible. They have huge portions and are DELICIOUS!! It's like old fashioned home-style cuisine, which I dearly love. I don't know how they do it but they do it all very well.

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Another great meal(s) at Mel's. We had a group of 6 and everyone had a great meal and dessert. The wait staff was prompt and very attentive and the atmosphere here takes me back to the diner days I remember. Go here, you won't regret it.

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Wichita, Kansas
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33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went here on a Friday evening. It was busy but service was quick and efficient. We had chicken fried steak, broiled shrimp, and chicken alfredo. All the food was very good, but the gravy on the chicken fried steak was a little thick and was spicier than I would have liked. We also chose to have a humongous piece... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Mels is one of those restaurants that is always crowded because the food is good and plentiful and inexpensive. There is nothing on the menu that is not delicious. Just be prepared to wait if you are there in season.

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