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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
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 262
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  • 56
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  • 23
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Place to be for CASUAL dinner

Atmosphere like the 50's. Staff and servers very nice and attentive. Perfect place to go for casual dinner (or lunch, or breakfast). Love their prime rib!! And the Key Lime catch of the day (which is Sway fish - white flaky filet). Also LOVE their baby back ribs!! Very, very tender, you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
JoceLyne J
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Fort Myers, Florida
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A nostalgic 50's diner with a large menu of comfort foods. There are daily specials and if in the mood for ribs or steak, they have that too. A diner with options for beer, wine, or a cocktail...and the service is friendly and fast. Very busy...appears to be popular with the local crowd which is always a good sign.

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Thank David E
Galveston Island, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very large menu with many tempting choices. Will come back again and again. Fresh, good food and generous portions. Very good service too, an up beat staff.

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Thank welter2016
Watertown, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant was next to our hotel. We ate there quite a few times. Each time the food was v-e-r-y good. It depends on the wait staff as we had both excellent and ok service.

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Thank TillieMToiler
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With one person needing a glutenfree meal and both eating no meat, the choice came to fish. This was not particulary tastefull and came with some overcooked veggies and rice. Not bad, but not what we expected it to be.

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Thank Madeleinevdw
Fort Myers, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Atmosphere like the 50's. Staff and servers very nice and attentive. Perfect place to go for casual dinner (or lunch, or breakfast). Love their prime rib!! And the Key Lime catch of the day (which is Sway fish - white flaky filet). Also LOVE their baby back ribs!! Very, very tender, you can actually detach the meat easily with the... More 

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Thank JoceLyne J
Fort Myers, Florida
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mel's appeal is the staff, always friendly and anticipating your needs. Food is ok, I have only been there for breakfast and cannot comment on the rest of the menu. Restaurant itself needs to be updated... carpet is old and beginning to smell. Last time I was there I noticed the smell reminded me of an old folks home... I... More 

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Thank jennifercJ6346EW
Fort Myers, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Its been a while since I was able to request something be removed off an entrée without attitude but here it was accepted with no Hassel and a simple!!!!

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Thank Rebecca S
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As we got inside the restaurant we (4 pers.) had a smily Welcome. 5 min. Later they brougth us to our table. Everything was neet and clean. The place is known for their fish&chip. On the menu: all you can eat fish&chip with house salad and cafe. It's the best fish&chip we have ate in our life. 3 good peaces... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were seated quickly and didn't have to wait for waitress at all. This was a plus because we were traveling all day and was very hungry and thirsty. We got our drinks quickly and gave our order. Didn't have to wait long for our food to come out and it was delicious! Also, the servings were very large. Great... More 

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Thank darbylou
Grosse Ile, Michigan
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Mel's has a HUGE selection, friendly staff, and good food. What is not to like about that? If you can eat it, Mel's probably serves it. We went twice on our last trip because we enjoy the food and service. Some of us have some food allergies, but our waitress Cierra had no problem accommodating us with a smile. Mel's... 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 10
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?