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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
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate there a few times during our last visit to Florida.Lunch or dinner there are many choices. Good food great service made us go back. Very nice desert selection. Down home casual food such as chili or chicken noodles soup,meat loaf fried chicken etc Can not go wrong Lots of food for a reasonable price.

Thank Yock1238
Cape Coral, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge menu with old standbys like meatloaf etc. good service. Food hot and a lot of it for the price. You could definently share

Thank nanjo2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a nice family diner! Really good food. I ordered the open-face beef. However, I tried a bite of my Aunt's fish, it was a battered, and, fried, white fish of some kind (I don't remember what the waitress said) but it was some of the best fish I ever had in my life! If I ever had the... More 

Thank lolinarose44
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Mel's is a nice place for home cooked food. The service is ok they gave great cheese rolls and cheap margaritas and bloody Mary's. I've had many dishes and they all are ok. Never bad but nothing to rave about. Breakfast portions are big but average taste.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cape Coral, United States
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only restaurant, other than fast food restaurants, that make me feel horrible after eating there. I know everyone doesn't have the same experience but I have gone her on 3 separate occasions and ordered 3 different entrees and the result was always the same. I feel sick to my stomach for hours. I won't going back.

Thank Marylynne O
Cape Coral, Florida
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156 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at Mel's since it was close to where I was shopping and had only been there once quite a few years ago. Large and varied menu along with daily specials and promotions. The food was okay and the service was great. The meal I had included soup, salad, meat, potato and a veggie mix so it was a lot... More 

Thank wildlime92
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Ken H
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Gibson3
Cape Coral, Florida
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456 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank DessertsDivaFL
Spring Hill, Florida
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135 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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?