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Mel's Hard Luck Diner

2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
417-332-0150
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Ranked #28 of 316 Restaurants in Branson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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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
Fort Lupton, Colorado, Usa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The waiters sing and actually are pretty good there is lots 0f nostalgia and is decorated to period .. Everyone was nice there was 11 in our party .the only reason i am not giving it a higher rating is the food is average at best ... it wasnt terrible just wasnt very tasty ..

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LINCOLN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Yes, the wait staff not only did a great job of serving they also took turns singing to the crowd. Plus the food was awesome and a lot of it. We had a great visit, and the diner is right across from an awesome Christmas store.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Had to queue with two small children in the cold but once seated the service was second to none. The portions are generous. The live singers were okay but there was only two good singers

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St Charles, MO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Stopped here on New Years Eve. We didn't realize they closed at 8pm & just sat & enjoyed the atmosphere. Our waiter, Jimmy sang a song at the end of the night & he was very good. I enjoyed the cheeseburger & apps we had. Great food, good atmosphere and the wait staff is very talented. Sorry to the staff... More 

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Dallas Texas
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food is good and portions are about right. Wait staff sings and they're good! How good is it? We ran into some performing folks from other acts eating there with their families. If you want to have a fun time with good food, here's a good place to drop in.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The 1950's era diner is home to talented, professional singers, songwriters, and musicians serenading you while they serve you! Our particular area was waiting on by Travis Dodson, I bought a double CD and he personally signed it! He was awesome! You don't want to miss this while in Branson!

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Mexia, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

2nd time to eat here... Two strikes to start with.....1-out of most appetizers...2- down to just one fryer which slows down food service.....singers were good, but busy....a little pricey on menu choices......average food......might not go back in the future.....

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The menu had nice variety. We especially enjoyed the staff who entertained us while waiting on our tables.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was okay didn't enjoy the servers singing it was a little too loud. They didn't have what I wanted to order first so I had to order something else but it was still great!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

The food was way too expensive for how gross it was. The portions were huge as well. I was not impressed with this restaurant.

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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
Cuisine: American

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