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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 #10 of 321 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
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This time I was disappointed in my choice. I had the Patty Melt. It tasted off so I only ate half of the sandwich. My husband had the fish fry and enjoyed his meal. I will return but won't order the Patty Melt again.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We've been to Mel's numerous times since moving to Cape Coral. Their breakfasts are fabulous - I especially recommend the spinach benedict and the stuffed french toast. My one wish for improvement is that they would serve the full breakfast menu all day long. Their lunches/dinners are good, too, but for my money the breakfasts are prize-winning. Plus, I'm vegetarian,... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

ordered fried pickles. they were sliced so thin as potato chips and were burnt. dip was horseradish. yuck! had a sandwich that was supposed to have avocado on it, couldn't taste it. very chinsy. told waitress, but she wasn't interested in just getting more, just argue that it had enough avocado on it.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I tried Mel's for the first time today. We were incredibly pleased with the service, low wait time on a Sunday morning, extensive menu, generous portions, reasonable prices and, overall, quality of experience. Grace is a fantastic server with attentive, friendly and conscientious appeal. We will definitely go back and can't wait to try more of their... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

All our visits to Mell's consist of a roast beef sandwich.When ever we want a good roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy Mell's is the place.

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Gainesville, GA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We ate here twice on our recent vacation to Cape Coral. The service was great along with the food. My parents had country fried steak, which was huge and a very good deal. I had the fish fry and my husband and son had the hamburgers. The desserts were just ok, but the milkshakes were great! We will definetly go... More

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