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“Great food” 5 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 #18 of 673 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
New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Ribs were excellent! Service was terrific. Would recommend it for breakfast as well as dinner. Very nice menu with lots of choices.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Naples, Florida, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Keep driving”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Oh my, this is just awful. Coffee is like water. One of the worst diners I have ever been to. Keep on driving.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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190 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
“Will not return”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We have dined at the Mel's Diner in Cape Coral many times over the years and always enjoyed good food and good service. However, stopping at the Mel's in Fort Myers for dinner one night was a mistake.

We were seated immediately but our server didn't greet us for over ten minutes, and when she did, she had an attitude like we were bothering her from the time she walked up to the table. This is not an exaggeration; for example, instead of asking what she could do for us, she asked us, "What do you want?" We ignored this initial problem because we were hungry and didn't want to drive around looking for another spot to eat.

My wife ordered prime rib, medium, but it came out well done. When she told the server it was too done, the server argued with her, stating it was medium and told my wife she didn't know what she was talking about. "Medium meat has no pink or red. You should have ordered it rare," which they don't even serve. I ordered all you can eat fish but was never given an opportunity to reorder more than what was originally brought to me because our server dropped the check along with the food and apparently left for the night because we never saw her again. We were never given refills on our drinks, nor did anyone ever check back on us. We took the check to the manager when we were finished dining because we didn't know if the money would be turned in if we left it on the table. When we complained about the poor service and food quality, the manager only could say, "Yeah, it's been a bad night."

We won't go back.

Visited June 2013
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent diner fare.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Everything! Cute decor, attentive servers, huge portions, wonderful soups and reasonable prices. Can't wait to return to sample more items on the menu.

Visited May 2013
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“NOT FOR ME MEL”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I'm sure most people would enjoy this diner. It's just not for me. Go, enjoy a burger and fries and desserts. From what I remember, the coffee and pie was excellent.

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