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Mel's Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
+1 239-242-0218
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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Cape Coral, Florida
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived from snowy New England and sunny Florida weather to eat at our favorite Cape Coral restaurant. Enjoy the friendly family atmosphere as well as their large menu. We ordered our favorite meals: grouper dinner and chicken tenders. Outstanding meals and service. Looking forward to our next visit. 👍🍷🍷👍

Thank QBK2012
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You may have to wait in line but it's worth the wait! Food is excellent, and lots of it. Large menu with daily specials! I love Mel's cheeseburger, lots of flavour and cooked to perfection and half the price of most Roadhouses!

Thank Ross R
Fort Myers, Florida
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411 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had breakfast with a friend today at Mel's. Service was ok but the food was a mess I do not think a 9 year old would get full. Very poor, biscuit small and old, eggs very small, potato were under cook and ice tea weak. No I will not be going back.

Thank Rock61Rock
Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lunch there today. Three big plates, hot turkey dinner, rib dinner and roast beef. All were very tasty. Lots of food all under $50. Freindly wait staff and fast service

Thank Snelly38
Warrenton, Missouri
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The crab cakes were the best I have ever eaten, the service was quick and very friendly and welcoming

Thank crrenth
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Big place. Very good looking building with lots of tables. Great looking menu. Went there for breakfast food but got there too late (after one) the breakfast menu was reduced to mostly omelets. But, tried the fried grouper sandwich. Wow it was really great. Tender and a very large portion. Great lunch, going back some morning for a benedict. Really... More 

Thank sunloverbud
Madison, Indiana
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for breakfast this AM. Had an omelette which comes with potato and some form of bread. When food came, found that spuds were lukewarm at best and the biscuit was cold. Waiter had already quickly left, not to be seen again for quite some time. When waiter finally came around, it was simply to bring checks and clean table.... More 

Thank geebraun
Cape Coral, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for dinner last Thursday. Had the ribs (very good) and a hamburger (excellent). Staff very friendly. Salad was excellent. Fries great. The place is bigger than it looks. Lots of seating. Food comes pretty quick. They have a nice (small) bar as well with TV's. Very big menu with something for everyone. Daily specials.

Thank JImJ0990
Cornwall, Canada
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387 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Though the place was quite busy we were seated quickly. Opening the menu, we knew it was going to be difficult to choose what we wanted. There are at least three pages of detailed menu options! Our server CJ was quit understanding and suggested anything on the menu as it is all "outstanding". We settled on the Fish Sandwich, which... More 

Thank olegar31
Fairfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area for a baseball tournament. We showed up wit 18 families and they seated us in the groups that we requested and billed us in groups we requested. It could have been complicated and they could have complained but they gave us service with a smile and it was all accurate. Aside form that. The food... More 

Thank Fairfield_CTBina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
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, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?