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Mel's Hard Luck Diner

2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
417-332-0150
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Ranked #26 of 311 Restaurants in Branson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This was a great restaurant, our favorite during our visit to Branson. The food was delicious with a varying menu to satisfy my husband and I plus our 4 children. We all loved the singing! It gave the children busy during our short wait for our lunch. The prices were so reasonable. Definitely an experience to remember. It's worth a... More

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The title says it all. Yes there are singing wait staff. Yes the food is good. Yes it's a good experience. Just check it out;)!

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Mpls, MN USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

So welcoming, even though it was fairly full. Service.was great, music wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the ambiance. We will be back. We bought one of our server's CDs. Travis was great.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We happened across Mel's for lunch while shopping and it was awesome! Servers were all amazing artists and food was great, as well as reasonably priced. Will definitely visit again.

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Hudson
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Spent some time shopping at grand village. The service was fast and the food excellent - a southwestern wrap and a burger and milkshake special. The wait staff entertained by singing songs.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I went to Mels Hard Luck Diner yesterday and I enjoyed it very much. There was a long line but it moved quickly. The employees are very quick at cleaning tables and getting people to their seats! The food is great and the singers are amazing! I would suggest some faster paced songs, but other than that it was perfect!... More

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Wright City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Had the Mel's pretzel burger *awesomeness*! My son had the philly and he thought it was really great.. Entertainment *singers* where all really good. :) will be back definitely..

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The place was crowded, yet we were seated quickly. The food was very good and all of the servers were great singers. A nice place to enjoy local talent.

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Madison, Alabama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had a good time at Mel's. Ondria, our singing server, took care of our dining needs as well as serenading the customers with her fellow servers. She was a wonderful server with a wonderful voice! Truly an entertaining dining experience. And the food was good, too. Everything we had was delicious. Enjoyed looking around at the memorabilia they had... More

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Peoria Il
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

In a city of musicians, is it really surprising that every waiter and waitress can sing? Not at all, but few places give them the chance to sing for you in between taking your order and refilling your coffee. The only thing missing was a live band; oops I forgot for a moment that this is not a musical attraction,... More

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Additional Information about Mel's Hard Luck Diner

Address: 2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
Phone Number: 417-332-0150
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Branson
Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
Cuisine: American

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