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Mel's Diner Fort Myers

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4820 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907-1320
239-275-7850
Today
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 182
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    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 12
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not going to return ... Mell

We arrived around 4pm, before the crowd was seated right away..... Ordered steak well done, the steak came out medium rare, sent the steak back, came back medium well ..... Needless to say the steak was not eaten at all, we were ready to leave ....... Not Going Back

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
LakeRat1
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Osage Beach, Missouri
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Osage Beach, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We arrived around 4pm, before the crowd was seated right away..... Ordered steak well done, the steak came out medium rare, sent the steak back, came back medium well ..... Needless to say the steak was not eaten at all, we were ready to leave ....... Not Going Back

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Mel's was new to me but it obviously is a popular landmark. Lunchtime was busy and it seemed that the servers often knew their guests. As a holiday celebration, the staff was decked out in original fun red attire. Mel's goes above regular diner food...herbed barley soup and delicious grouper aren't on many diner menus. Select the pie, also! The... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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303 reviews 303 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Once in a while, it is good to go to a Diner to have traditional American Food. The hospitality and service was very good. Our server, Karen was excellent. Very friendly and professional. Never had to wait for the refill of my glass of water. On a Friday night, margaritas and ratings for $3.00. The special was great. Soup ,... More 

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Saint Michael
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We came on a week nite and had to wait to be seated. The place was crowded and noisy. They were out of a menu item we wanted to order. The food was just o.k. with some of it not properly heated. Service was friendly but slow. It is difficult to park there. We probably won't return.

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Opelika AL
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114 reviews 114 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of traditional food and a fun atmosphere. Very popular place. Reasonable prices. I had the Turkey Cobb salad and my friend had the Reuben. All was really good. Would definitely go back when in the area.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I visit every Tuesday with a group of friends for breakfast. Food is good, prices reasonable and staff very professional and friendly.

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Sarasota, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We actually ate there twice AND hung out at the bar. It was great for breakfast and good for dinner and they know how to mix a drink! Really enjoyed the theme (50s), the service was top notch and the food was both good and affordable. When in Fort Myers, check out Mel's Diner!

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Palm Springs, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A wonderful surprise! Mel's is a find...staff is friendly and courteous, food is plentiful and good. And it is apparent that everyone knows, because they are always busy! Delicious REAL hamburger, fries and onion rings...yum!

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Mapleton, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Another couple and my husband and I had dinner at Mel's. We were very impressed with the extensive menu. My husband had the Surf & Turf and said it was excellent. The rest of our entrees were very good as well. The service was great, and we would definitely return to this place. We highly recommend Mel's Diner.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Mel's allows you to eat, talk and enjoy the evening due to several factors. Staff are friendly, respectful and courteous, and thinking about our server, hilarious!! The quality of the food is above par, particularly their grouper selections. I try to stay away from fries so was able to double up on vegetables without issue. Mind the alcoholic fruity concoctions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4820 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907-1320
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: 239-275-7850

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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