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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, Late Night

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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
Excellent food, service and price!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2014
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I've visited here about 5 times in the last several months, with family and co-workers, and am always impressed with the cost to portion ratio. I typically end up taking most, if not all, of my entree home with me as the rolls, salad, and soup are substantial. While occasionally somewhat bland, especially the steamed vegetables, getting 2-3 meals out... More 

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sheffield
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I was shocked at how poor the food was! I ordered a stir fry - what did I get? A plate of noodles, 3 pieces of broccoli which was so over cooked it barely resembled broccoli and 3 green beans - again too over cooked and some chicken swimming in sauce!!!!! Awful! So much for a healthy meal. Someone needs... More 

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Stirling, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Came here because of the good reviews and, my word, we were impressed. A short wait (probably helped by the fact that we'd booked - recommended) and we were shown to our comfortable booth. I had meatloaf, which was really delicious and my wife had liver and bacon, which was tender and perfectly cooked and was, she said, the best... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great specials, reasonable prices and lots of variety. Service is good and the restaurant is always busy.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Homestyle food at a great price! Service is always great. Just be prepared to wait in season, place gets packed.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Eat there all the time. Food good, prices affordable.We normally eat lunch or dinner there. We have so many restaurants in the Cape now but Mel's is highly rated to us.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Mel's has been a local favorite in Ft.Myers for years. First they added a Mel's south of town near Estero and now one in Cape Coral.Service is quick and the food is like a diner from years ago. Avoid their speciality desert, the Mile High Pie. It looks good but...it's not so hot.

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Cape Coral, FL, USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love Mel's Diner! Eat there often. Nearby and good value for breakfast, lunch or dinner! They have nightly specials that are very popular. They also have specially marked "healthy" meals on the menu!

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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

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