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“Fabulous decor, very good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mel's Diner

Mel's Diner
314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
509-248-5382
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Ranked #11 of 236 Restaurants in Yakima
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Diner, American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Exeter, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Fabulous decor, very good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The decor is fantastic and the food was prompt and very good. The steak tips were perfectly seasoned, if slightly salty, and the mashed potatoes were fresh tasting, fluffy and smooth with a buttery flavor...but without having butter in them! White gravy is smooth, lightly peppery and creamy and very good staff. The fish with potato,cheddar and chive topping had a good topping, but the fish was completely unseasoned and therefore bland underneath the crust. Great locale, very reasonable prices and very good food make it a recommended stop.

Visited December 2012
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Yakima, Washington
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“Where did the meat go?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Last time I visited Mel's I had dinner with pork chops which was suppose to be 2 but were so thin, after being cooked was close to 1/4 inch which were so dry by the time the cook was able to put some color on the meat.
The prices have gone up and the amount of food received were cut dramatically.

  • Visited June 2012
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Zillah, Washington
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“Overall food,value, is excellent, location could be more convenient but that doeant change their food or service so in the end i”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Everything is great, my favorite is the taco omellete, but u know their steak tips n eggs conquers, and how could u not love free pancakes w/ ur meal;)

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tasty & a lot of food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Fun diner with antique car & road photos. Clean, friendly & efficient waitresses. Each breakfast item came with pancakes or hashbrowns, sometimes BOTH! Too much food if you are a light eater but quality was good and prices were reasonable. Definitely a good early morning stop.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Support them”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Good food a good prices. Only complaint is it still smells a little smokie from when you where allowed to smoke in there. They do a lot in the community so please support them.

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