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“Old Fashion Diner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mel's Diner Fort Myers

Mel's Diner Fort Myers
4820 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907-1320
239-275-7850
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Ranked #23 of 651 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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135 reviews 135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Old Fashion Diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Good meals for $10.99. We were a party of 6 with difference choices. Everyone's meal was spot on. Service was great. Will not wait so long to go back.

Visited November 2012
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
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Ft. Myers
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“It's loud. It's average. It's fast. It's a chain. There's the math.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Now you get to choose if that's for you. Breakfast, lunch or dinner - they offer it all. Stacked menu of comfort food classics. Daily meal specials. Go at peak dining times - - expect to wait in line. The fun part is you'll get to be Lucy, Ricky, Laverne or Shirley while you wait, in lieu of numbers you get a retro name. Kitchy.

Service is typically quite friendly and often rushed. Food is fine - - nothing spectacular to write about. It's served hot. Healthy portion sizes.

Vintage collectibles decor abound; it's nostalgic treat for the eyes. I think I saw my old elementary school lunch box sitting on a shelf next to my grandmother's old cake pan.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Coral
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Mels is the only Diner in Cape Coral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

It's a great place for a Diner. Good breakfasts, the lunches are good too and the dinners are very good for Diner food. This Diner was very much needed in the area and we would highly recommend it. The prices are reasonable and the service is quick. The food is really good compared to some other local places.

Visited August 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good way to start Christmas shopping.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

My wife and I haven't been to Mel's for awhile. It was tasty and hot. I had the Cadilac Hot dog (I was corrected when I called it a chili dog). My wife had the bacon/grilled cheese sandwich. We weren't disappointed. Good service to boot. Won't wait so long to go back.

Visited November 2012
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D. C.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Gone, gone, gone”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Hey folks, this restaurant is dearly departed. There are other Mel's Diners scattered around Florida but this one's ashes have been scattered to the wind. Much to our shock as we were anticipating an excellent meal based on reviews and ranking #17. So save a trip and go elsewhere.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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