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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Great breakfast

I have been here for breakfast lunch and dinner but I believe that my favorite part is breakfast. They do have wonderful specials for surf and turf for dinner and you can get a cocktail as well. Great family dining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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English first
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128 reviews 128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I have been here for breakfast lunch and dinner but I believe that my favorite part is breakfast. They do have wonderful specials for surf and turf for dinner and you can get a cocktail as well. Great family dining.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Super tender, super taste, and super price! Definitely recommend the full slab with slaw & fries $13.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We love this place for breakfast it gets crowded because the food is so good and the prices are so reasonable. We also like the dinner menu and I especially like their turkey dinner.

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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138 reviews 138 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

The place to go when you are not sure what you want. Also if your party has diverse likes. Prices are good and quality high. It is diner atmosphere but the service is fine. They do serve adult beverages. I have found the ribs to be very good.

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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I love having breakfast here when I visit family. Ordered the buttermilk pancakes shortstack - 3 pancakes - and couldn't finish them! They were as big as the plate! The butter was hard, I expected soft, whipped butter and the waitress didn't check back often enough for me to ask for more - I like a lot of butter on... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a diner and the food is good quality diner food. The prices are very good for the quality and quantity of the food. My only gripe is the delay between dropping off the check and then picking up the payment. It happens so often I bring cash just to get out of there on my schedule and not... More 

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Danbury, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Awesome food, large portions and bargain prices. We have been to Mel's on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. The staff is always friendly and service is quick.

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The food there is mushy, tasteless, bland because most of the customers there are over 70 years old. It is like eating baby food. If you still have your teeth and you are capable of chewing your food, you should go elsewhere.

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Martin, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

They have a wide selection on the menu and they knock it out of the park on everything. The service is good and the atmosphere is nice. The prices are some of the best in the area. Great value!

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Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I was loathe to go into a Mels Diner after having visited one in Naples the previous year and not being very impressed. But two days before my departure from Florida, having spent a month here, we decided to give it a go. Wow, was I surprised. The excellent, clean decor and great staff, the menu with so many great... More 

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Additional Information about Mel's Diner

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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  • 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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