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“Decent Breakfast Diner” 4 of 5 stars
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Mel's Restaurant
310 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland, MA 01778-5006
508-653-7777
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Ranked #7 of 24 Restaurants in Wayland
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Boston
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Decent Breakfast Diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Six of us went today for breakfast. Food was good, service was good and the waitress (older woman) smiled. Unsure why so many had negative reports about the place. Omelets were tasty, no complaints. Keeping in mind it is a "diner" and not a fancy restaurant, I'd go back.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“They need to learn about food safety”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We have been about 10 times, and kind of liked it. Last time, we sat at the bar. From our seats we could see partway into the kitchen. We saw waitresses using their bare hands to "dig" cut fruit out of a container and put on customer's plates, waffles, etc. The waitress behind the bar would handle money, clear dirty dishes, empty the dirty dish tote, wipe the counter, and then immediately go handle the cut fruit. This happened Fall of 2013, it was such a turn off, we haven't been back.

Visited October 2013
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Beverly, mass
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good Meal, Great Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

A lot like the Depot Diner on the North Shore. Everything is homemade and good and of good value for the Cost. Usually a waiting line of local folk and worth the wait. Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch sandwiches that will fill you up, be delicious and get you on your way. Great omelets and benedicts derivations. If you are anywhere in the area and want a great Brunch, Stop here!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Ucky”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I live nearby but don't go there there anymore. coffee was cool and breakfast was not too good. I found better elsewhere.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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South Daytona, Florida
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181 reviews 181 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Retro!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Mel's is a great place for breakfast! We loved the Retro feel! The staff was friendly and efficient. The prices were reasonable. The food was very good and the portions large! It's very busy with a minimal wait, very family friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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