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Mel's Restaurant

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490 Pleasant St, Holyoke, MA 01040-2424
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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lunch ay mel's

Lunch at meal's is very good. Food is very good. Service is great. They will bend over backwards to provide good service. Have not gone for dinner but the give you enough at lunch you don't need dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
sherry c
Ludlow, Massachusetts
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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Lunch at meal's is very good. Food is very good. Service is great. They will bend over backwards to provide good service. Have not gone for dinner but the give you enough at lunch you don't need dinner.

Thank sherry c
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Went to Mel's last night with my son we got a good wholesome meal at a reasonable price. Nothing fancy just stick to your ribs good Italian food.

Thank Richard G
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Mel's has changed ownership through the years but maintains the high quality of Italian food with generous portions at an affordable price. If you want real Italian food go to Mel's.

1 Thank marjo178
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I am not sure how long Mel's has been open - all I know is that chicken and spaghetti was a weekly staple when I was a kid - I'm now 48 - you do the math. I always visit Mel's when I return home, and although I've had several excellent dishes, I only order the fried cheese. It is... More 

2 Thank Kimberly B
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

They use to have the best Chicken and Spaghetti ever. I ordered it expecting it to be the same. The spaghetti was very good. I like there sauce. The chicken unfortunately was dry and tasteless. There French fries which they serve with their spaghetti dinners was just O.K. We happen to go with 8 other people and their meals seemed... More 

Thank Joyce O
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

I hate leaving a bad review but our food was overcooked. Ordered the fried haddock dinner and it was very crisp. My friend ordered the pasta and meatballs and the pasta was way over cooked and tasteless. The twice baked potato was cold and sitting in a pool of oil. The salads were as basic as could be -just o.k..... More 

Thank Eftychia-MA
Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I try to go once a week. I love the food. The place could definitely use an upgrade it's dark and old but it's hard to find good home cooked meals with so many chain restaurants out there.

1 Thank Annmarie C
Savannah, Georgia
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161 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

We had been there many times in the last century and it was a great place for takeout and eat in. We read the reviews and were apprehensive but decided to go anyway. We were expecting the worse but the salad came and it was spot on. The spaghetti and meatball was also like we remembered. The bread was the... More 

Thank David W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This was the first time trying Mel's and the last. Everything was just poor. The food was ok but not good - not alot of taste to the food (seasoning). We had pasta with with marinara and vegetable lasagna The service was ok but not good. The atmosphere is out of the 60's or 70's. Was not worth the drive.

2 Thank Tony R
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I ordered lobster tails and they were WAY over cooked. Tasted like burnt popcorn. Sad after the price paid, and a shame to overcook such an amazing item. Another person I was with ordered the salmon and it also looked cooked TO DEATH. Unfortunate. However, the fried mozarella was very good and I do like their sauce. Friendly service, I... More 

1 Thank Michelle L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 490 Pleasant St, Holyoke, MA 01040-2424
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Holyoke
  • Phone Number: 413-532-1476

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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