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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 #9 of 310 restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Cape Coral, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I love eating here. He typically gets the all you can eat fried fish. Last time I got the prime rib. It was ok, just a bit dry. The baked sweet potato was delicious! We always feel like valued guests and the atmosphere is fun and relaxing. Prices are very reasonable. No wonder they have people standing... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Nothing fancy, just good food and reasonable prices. I won't hesitate to recommend this place, particularly to young families. Lots of kid-friendly choices. The food was fresh, the service was pleasant and the portions big enough to share.

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Woodbridge, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited Mel's Diner twice in March , 2014. Our first experience was less then pleasant mainly due to the attitude and service from our waitress Kristy. She was rude, unresponsive to questions we posed about the menu. When asked what the catch of the day was she had no idea what the whitefish advertised was. her reply to us... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Best value on the Cape. Our standard place to eat. Excellent everyday food, good service, generous portions, affordable prices. Only problem is that too many people also agree and sometimes there is quite a wait (but always worth it). They do accept call aheads. They truly care about their reputation and their customers. There has to be a reason why... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you are looking for something not too expensive but taste like home cooking. this is the place to visit. Food is good and service usually on time.

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Ontario
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The Mel's in Cape Coral always seems fresher and cleaner than the Mel's in Ft Myers. Took the family there for burgers. The burgers are great. the fries could really use some improvement and the service was great. Overall a good burger for a very fair price. A few curly fries and it would have been perfect.

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Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Service was great, was very clean. (Crazy to mention even mustard and ketchup looked new clean.) Food was very good and a lot to choose from. Will come again next spring.

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Hi My wife and I eat at Mel's quite often. The food and service is always good weather its breakfast lunch or dinner. I will highly recommend Mel's. Its mot a 5 star resturant but good home style cooking at an affordable price.

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband and I ate at Mel's twice on our vacation and were delighted both times. We love breakfast and have two rules that must be met. They are not waiting for coffee and helpful happy servers. This place had both. I never had to wait for my coffee to be refilled. We had the Mel's platter with sausage gravy... More

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Markesan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We ate at Mel's last year when we were vacationing in Cape Coral and decided to return this year. We weren't disappointed. On the advise of friends that live in the area we went early, about 3:45 and could be seated right away. By the time we left the had people waiting. Once seated the friendly waitress took our drink... More

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