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Mel's Diner

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314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
509-248-5382
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 24
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
American Graffiti With Fried Eggs in Yakima

Anyone who enjoyed American Graffiti, the 1973 movie portraying teenagers in 1963 in Modesto, California, will like Mel's Diner. In fact, the guys sitting in the corner of the diner on the two mornings I ate there recently could have been teenagers in 1963 along with Harrison Ford and Ron Howard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Everett, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Ordered the pork chops with chicken noodle soup... the soup was horrible it looked like it was made 2 days previous and the shell noodles in it had enlarged and deteriorated so it looked like a big bowl of mush! The Pork chops were very thin and over cooked, it was like eating a shoe sole. the mashed potatoes were... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Anyone who enjoyed American Graffiti, the 1973 movie portraying teenagers in 1963 in Modesto, California, will like Mel's Diner. In fact, the guys sitting in the corner of the diner on the two mornings I ate there recently could have been teenagers in 1963 along with Harrison Ford and Ron Howard and driving their cars around a drive-in looking for... More 

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Arlington, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When in Yakima, we always stop at Mel's. The ambiance is very cute and the food is always hearty and well-priced. We love Mel's especially for breakfast.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

You could tell the locals head to this place on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday the pancakes were wonderful. Today. Eggs Benedict. Again excellent. Live the decor

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Stopped in on a Sunday morning before hitting the road. 50's themed diner with plenty of Rock 'n Roll and Hot Rod décor. There were a few other folks already sitting down, but still plenty of space and we sat right down at a table by the window. The table edging was missing in a few spots, the chair upholstery... More 

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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We recently stopped at Mel's Diner after a weekend in the Yakima Valley. Service was excellent, and our breakfast was very good. My husband had Country Fried Steak, and I had corned beef hash. I love the decor: classic car and hot rod. If you're a fan of anything on four wheels, you'll probably like this diner. We come through... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Solid Mom and Pop diner.... great Steak Tips and Eggs breakfast, best I have found in Yakima! Don't go here for atmosphere, DO go here for breakfast.

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Battle Ground, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Food and service were great.,however we were shown to a booth with ripped Naugahyde and I did not want to damage my clothes by sitting there so we chose another booth. The theme of the place is rock and roll oldies bebop and looks like alocal hangout. Some of the money made should be spent on updating the place. Another... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stopped at Mel's Diner on our way home from Toppenish. Breakfast was very good (Country Fried Steak) and service was excellent. They have an old car / hot rod theme that will appeal to anyone interested in cars. We will certainly add this to our list of favorite places in Eastern Washington.

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Tooele, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We happened to stumble on this place while looking for Hwy 12. Great atmosphere, great food, great service, great prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Yakima
  • Phone Number: 509-248-5382

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner
Open Hours
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 - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 am

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