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Mel's Diner

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28601 Trails Edge Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34133
239-949-3080
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Pembroke Pines
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We go to Mel's a lot as we stay at the LaQuinta Hotel that is right behind it (BTW, the LaQuinta allows you to have your 4-legged children with you with NO Fees). Sorry that I digressed, back to Mel's; it's a wonderful restaurant as we've had breakfast and lunch there many times and the food is good and the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great choice, friendly staff and great service- what's not to like! Big 9 (3 eggs any ways, 3 pancakes and 3 bacon) @ $4.99 and the breakfast burrito are our favourites. Sets you up for the day.

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Greenbackville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a piece of excellent key lime pie and a night cap then walked back to LaQuinta hotel (across the parking lot). Yum!

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Venus, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The biscuits are yummy. The food was in huge portions. You will not leave hungry. Key lime pie is good.

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Amsterdam, New York
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried Mel's while waiting for a car repair next door. I have seen the Mel's locations for a while but never had the opportunity to try it. I was very pleasantly surprised by everything. The service was great and the food was way above average for a diner. And on top of all that, my large plate of delicious... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mel's is an old time favorite in Bonita. They have wonderful breakfast and Lunches. Grandchildren love the smallest sundae

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Alexander City, Alabama
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is far beyond your standard diner such as Waffle House of Huddle House. This place is unbelievable! They offer very excellent selections for breakfast lunch and dinner. And they serve alcohol on top of that! Wish we had these in Alabama (hint, hint). We've eaten here twice in a week and will probably go one more time before heading... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great menu, great prices and the friendliest staff you will ever meet. It styled like a "metal" diner but inside its spacious, bright, and spotlessly clean. It was hard to choose from the menu, in the end I had a prime rib, cooked just as ordered. It's not surprising that this a highly rated local gem.

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OhioDaveD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mel's has some of the BEST breaded fish we eaten in SW Florida. The $9.99 All You Can Eat dinner comes with 3 nice pieces of mild breaded fish, fries, and soup AND salad. I order 2 more pieces of fish and I'm STUFFED. Go mid to late afternoon during crowded winter season to avoid waiting in line. Fun atmosphere,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner (our son had never been to a real diner) and the food was pretty good! It's a lot of food, so consider sharing. Kid meals are too large in my opinion, but overall a good experience. We also went for breakfast a couple of days later, awesome. Very good service! Loved the décor!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Diner, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28601 Trails Edge Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34133
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bonita Springs
  • Phone Number: 239-949-3080

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Mahomet, Illinois
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?