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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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 of 5 stars
Nice place

We went to Mel's Diner for dinner for the first time and it was a nice experience. There was a nice crowd, the hostess was friendly and our table was clean, the music that was playing was perfect for us, 50s and 60s, The exterior was reminiscent of an old time diner the interior was more modern... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rick A
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Cape Coral, Florida
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Mel's Diner for dinner for the first time and it was a nice experience. There was a nice crowd, the hostess was friendly and our table was clean, the music that was playing was perfect for us, 50s and 60s, The exterior was reminiscent of an old time diner the interior was more modern. The food was... More 

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Thank Rick A
Spring Lake, Michigan
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First, it's a friendly place with great service. Yes, there are lines to get in...be prepared to wait. Mel's is an exceptionally clean restaurant. When the wait staff and hosts aren't running from table to table, they are constantly vacuuming, washing doors and windows or refilling your beverages. There is an extensive menu from blue plate specials to surf not... More 

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Thank SM510
Bow, New Hampshire
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mel's is consistent, inexpensive and has a large variety of diner-style offerings on the menu. This is why it is extremely crowded at the beginning of the dinner hours. Arrive between 5 and 7 and you will likely have to wait for a table (though the counter is often open and is great fun for watching food prep). After 7:30... More 

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Thank kenokids
Redgranite, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hubby and I like going to Mel's mostly for breakfasts and lunches. We also enjoy bringing out-of town company, like our children and grandchildren, when they come to visit because it is a fun place for children. The diner atmosphere and memorabilia are fun. The staff is very friendly and accommodating too.

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Thank Judith P
Cape Coral, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i love getting the fried shrimp 1/2 lb order ..but one bad note.. i love me some shrimp WITH coleslaw and u guys havent perfected it ..it taste off and bland ...its a waste when i cant eat it .. fries are always yummy as well as the chicken noodle soups ...

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Thank krystina3387
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First visit to this Florida chain diner. Exterior architecture pure 1950's diner, but inside welcome to a 2010 homogenized chain restaurant. The food was good...breakfast fare for me...but nothing special or diner-ish.

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Thank jbla1951
Cape Coral, Florida
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345 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I need to get our "Mel's" fix every so often. He's the fish 'n chips guy (that's the only thing he orders). I joined him this time. I got a baked potato instead of French fries. Very delicious! Very good service too from Korey!

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Thank DessertsDivaFL
Cape Coral, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here many times . Have been very pleased with the service and the food . But tonight our waitress was not good . We waited 10 minutes before we could order our drinks . Another 20 minutes before we could place our order . We finally got our food almost 40 minutes later . But one was... More 

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Thank Lisa S
Brighton, Michigan
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crowed at 3pm waited about 15 minutes. the woman who sat us with dreadlocks was obnoxious. server was nice. lots to choose from on menu. got the turkey dinner it was ok not a lot of turkey flavor. I would give them another try.

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Thank bostongal1974
Rhode Island
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband got the house omelet,which came with biscuits and gravy,which he said was excellent. I got pancakes which were also very good.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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