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Mel's Diner

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1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
+1 239 242-0218
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been here for breakfast and lunch several times. The food has always been good. Serving sizes are large. The service has always been good and prompt. The servers have all been good. No complaints about anything here.

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Thank Ken H
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went with my family of 5 when on vacation in Cape Coral and it was great food with wonderful service!

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Thank Gibson3
Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hubby and I frequent this diner. At least 2-3 times a month. This time he wasn't hungry and just ordered a soup. I ordered an appetizer of the fried pickle chips. They arrived mounded up on a plate. Plenty for 4 people. However, the chips were over-salted and greasy. I tried to find the less greasy ones but with them... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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131 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a no nonsense meal served by the best servers in town, this is the place! The menu is always great with specials and old standbys like their in house meatloaf, or the fish fry, and don't pass up the fries with gravy, a Mel's special that will take you home in a flash. The prime... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very affordable, the wait staff has been there forever and are great - the portions are fair - the food simple and home cooked - relaxed and homey - nothing classy about it - just plain good food with nice people

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Thank Iris H
Cape Coral, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going for years, have yet to have a bad experience, service is always first class and the meals never disappoint.

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Thank geom2525
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went back a second time in two days while on vacation for breakfast because it was THAT good! Bacon is fabulous as are the strawberry pancakes. Enjoyed the biscuits and gravy also! Good breakfast sandwiches. Wonderful staff. Wish there was one closer to my house!! We all loved it!!

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Thank Allioop123
Cape Coral, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waitress was totally Unfriendly. Did not check back with us. I paid extra for hot fudge, and received about a teaspoon of it on my banana split. Was going to get breakfast, but they wouldn't substitute 2 regular eggs for the ham/cheese omelette, but on the menu it says, just ask, we will work with you or something to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the classic cheese burger platter (includes a really nice sized cheese burger, natural cut fries, and cole slaw...all for $6.99 from 11am- 4pm). My GF had the bbq pulled pork sandwich with sweet potato fries and coleslaw for $7.99. It was delicious! The service was awesome. We will definitely be back soon!

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Thank Nednewly
Spring Hill, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here because it was recently voted the best in Cape Coral, but I have to wonder why. Most places will make allowances for allergies, but not here. I spoke to the manager, and she promised that she would see that we got a substitute. It never happened. It shows how little you value your customers. The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: 1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Cape Coral
  • Phone Number: +1 239 242-0218

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