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Mel's Diner

#186 of 752 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Park Shore
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3650 Tamiami Trl N, Naples, FL 34103-3720
239-643-9898
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 143
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food for Reasonable Price

The restaurant is more of a family style restaurant. The food is good, not fine dining, however, it is still good. The staff was pleasant and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
LouAnn91
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Loganville, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
234 reviews 234 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Usually, our meals at Mel's was wonderful! We stopped after church for lunch and each had an omelet and they were just ok! Guess we will stick to their lunch and dinner entrees in the future!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

we've eaten many times at the mel's diner in fort myers, fl and assumed this one would be equally as good. sorry no. i ordered country fried steak. the steak was actually large and tasty and hot. however they smothered it with a gravy loaded with GINGER. yes i said ginger. not good. country fried steak should have a southern... More 

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Loganville, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The restaurant is more of a family style restaurant. The food is good, not fine dining, however, it is still good. The staff was pleasant and helpful.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you go to Mel's Diner hungry, you will not be disappointed. The menu is typically "Diner" fare. Huge helpings give great value for money and service is both friendly and really homey. I loved it here,with plenty of dishes to chose from I had the meatloaf, which was well seasoned with plenty of carrots and sweet potato fries which... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We have eaten at Mel's on a number of occasions and always found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The choice is excellent and good value for money. We have sampled various dishes from the menu and found the chicken in particular to be of an excellent quality.. My wife was encouraged to try the Floridian wraps, they were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The waiter was great, was ordering from the "Friday and Saturday" special and it was Thursday (forgot what day I was in) he let me have the three course meal that I wanted! Received the chicken noodle soup which was very good, green salad (medium in size) with blue cheese dressing which was OK (which the dressing had more blue... More 

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Inlet, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It is right in front of my hotel, so it was a natural for dinner. Old fashion diner atmosphere with grilled grouper perfectly cooked. The key lime pie for desert deserves its awards. The service was prompt and the staff friendly notwithstanding a full house at 6:30 on Saturday evening.

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Wisconsin
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242 reviews 242 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

First time visit. The staff, from the host to the server, made us feel welcome. Started out with a bowl of Mel's Famous Chicken Soup and wasn't disappointed. I ordered the baby back ribs and although they were tender and meaty, I felt they were a little too "vinegary". I mentioned it to the host and he agreed and said... More 

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Calabash, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visiting some friends in Naples last week, we had the opportunity to eat at Mel's for the first time. There was a line which lasted about 25 minutes but the wait was worth it. We had $3 margaritas for an "appetizer" and I had the roast turkey dinner with smashed taters and gravy. It was nearly as tasty as turkey... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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226 reviews 226 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

While visiting Naples recently we stopped in for lunch and was so happy we did.....This diner is really a diner-full of classic diner décor-we were happy just to be there and then the food came! I had a buffalo chicken salad that was the best I ever had! Chicken was perfect-the salad full of everything-not just some torn up lettuce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3650 Tamiami Trl N, Naples, FL 34103-3720
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples>  > Park Shore
  • Neighborhood: Park Shore
  • Phone Number: 239-643-9898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?