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379 E Austin St, Giddings, TX 78942-3301
979-542-2900
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

I stopped in for lunch. Decided to go with one of the lunch specials: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, cream gravy, Texas toast, & dessert. Steak was thin but tasty, real potatoes, veggies (probably frozen but) well seasoned, gravy great. Still haven't figured what the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Paige, Texas
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Paige, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I stopped in for lunch. Decided to go with one of the lunch specials: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, cream gravy, Texas toast, & dessert. Steak was thin but tasty, real potatoes, veggies (probably frozen but) well seasoned, gravy great. Still haven't figured what the dessert was possibly some kind of crisp. However for the price I thought... More 

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Giddings, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We went here and ate breakfast service was fast. Food was good. And everyone was very friendly. Very good.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The waitress was very friendly. We all ordered breakfast. The food was great and my husband raved about his omelette. The restaurant is small but that's ok. Everybody seemed to fit just fine. Seems to be a popular spot for both locals and tourists. Oh, and don't forget to pick up some fresh baked pastries for the road. You won't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Mel's diner is housed in a doughnut shop. Pretty cool idea really. Want something quick got it, want to sit down and eat a full breakfast we got that to. When we pulled up we were not even sure they served actual breakfast or were just a doughnut shop. As cool as this idea may be, the food left a... More 

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Holliday, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We went on a Sunday morning for breakfast. The food was great, the service was a one and the place was clean. Only problem I saw was that the place needs to enlarge!

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Giddings, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Mel's was recently sold as the owner retired. The new owner has completely remodeled it. The menu is the same. They are only open until 2:00 most weekdays, and later on Sat and Sunday. They make a good breakfast, and wonderful croissant breakfast sandwiches. I noticed the Mel's sign is gone now, but it says breakfast and donuts. Try it.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Waitress ignored us. She did the least amount of interaction with us. Never came back to see how things were, did we want anything else, would you like a refill on that coffee? Nothing. I guess it was her way of telling us to leave. Food okay. Someone told me there'd been a knife fight there.

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Address: 379 E Austin St, Giddings, TX 78942-3301
Phone Number: 979-542-2900
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Giddings
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 379 E Austin St, Giddings, TX 78942-3301
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Giddings
  • Phone Number: 979-542-2900

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  • Cuisine: American

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