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“Christmas morning breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mel's Diner

Mel's Diner
4th Street, Reno, NV
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Ranked #91 of 763 restaurants in Reno
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Cincinnati Ohio
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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Christmas morning breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Christmas morning 2013 in Reno, Nevada and breakfast options were limited. Fortunately, because Mel's Diner is associated with the Sands was open. What a charming innovative place. Having grown up in the era, it was easy to pick out highlights of my youth. I loved it.

We were greeted promptly and seated quickly. The service by a waitress originating from Mobile, Alabama was so appropriate. She was friendly, helpful, talkative, and knowledgeable. We ordered our food which was served quickly, hot, and tasty. There's so much food, you may want to split an order.

The menu was diverse and interesting and I'd love to try some of the other selections such as the traditional Monte Cristo.

I will certainly re-visit Mel's Diner over the next few days----even though "Flo" is not there to say, "Kiss my Grits"

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Goodsprings, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I really like the breakfast with Mel's potatos.The price was fair with good service.I would eat here again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mountain Home, Idaho
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“mel diners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

will go back there again. The food and the service was excellent for being so busy, Reminds you of the Mel's diner on tv or an old 50ish resturant

Visited August 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great customer service, Fast, Efficient, Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I stayed at the Sands and ate here every morning for brunch. The place was packed each time, but it took us no more than 5-10 minutes to be seated. The food came out within 15 minutes each time and it was always well prepared. Everybody is friendly and the food is affordable. This place has a fun 50's theme to it and is very good for families with small children. The milkshakes are delicious and I really enjoyed the chicken fingers. While this is by no means a fancy upscale place, it certainly was great for our long weekend in Reno.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baldwin Park, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“The only good place to eat in the Sands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I ate here twice and had good experiences both times. It's a fun little diner. For breakfast by french toast came to me cold but the order was corrected immediately and they gave me a full order of the french toast.

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