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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

We eat at Mel's whenever we are in Florida. From an excellent shrimp dinner to their luncheon menu, we have never been disappointed. We take winter guests there at least once and they are always amazed at the service and quality of food.

Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Always a nice clean place to get a good meal. Everyone is friendly, smiling and happy! We come here every Saturday morning for Breakfast/Brunch!

Thank Russell T
Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

After a hectic am the Pine Island shiny Diner becomes us to relax and fill up. It was Sunday so finding a place with little wait was welcomed ( not during season). We we welcomed in a friendly manner and drinks brought while we perished...More

Thank nicknky
Reviewed April 18, 2016

We just spent two weeks in N. Ft. Myers, and had spent three weeks there around Thanksgiving, 2015. The menu is full of all different types of food, something for everyone. We have gone there several times, about 6 in our 5 weeks in FL....More

Thank SunshineOnCapeCod
Reviewed April 16, 2016

Great friendly restaurant with a menu that should satisfy any taste. Michael was a great server and we loved their chocolate cake!

Thank SueN68
Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

I normally love Mel's because it's a good value with quality food on the menu. Unfortunately I will think twice about going there alone because my server Danielle treated me as if I was a problem more than a customer. I had to beg her...More

1  Thank Nicole L
Reviewed April 15, 2016

We were there for lunch and even though the place was busy it was very well organized. We were seated immediately. We loved the music playing in the background and the whole décor was fifties and sixties. The waitress was excellent even though she was...More

Thank Willaim H
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Have been a few times and haven't liked anything but went for breakfast. Was OK but expensive. I could have had a delicious Perkins breakfast for less.

1  Thank Vanessa D
Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

There's not a bad thing to say! From in the door to out every employee was kind , prompt, and just made a great lunch taste to environment. Steve was a gentleman to my daughters and there's times when you wish could tip someone enough...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Great old fashioned diner. Could be a little less crowded. Food is excellent diner food and then some. Good choice and is fun.

Thank Terry M
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Are there Gluten free breakfast options at Mels Diner?
May 17, 2017|
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Response from dallasalice8 | Reviewed this property |
Yes gluten free pancakes. Very friendly and accommodating staff!
Lisa B
My parent live in north fort Myers fl, and they love Mel's Diner I wanted to know if I can buy them a gift card.
June 1, 2015|
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Response from Jimm8117 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but it appears that others have advised you that you can. This is a great gift idea! Especially if your folks are in their sixties or seventies.
Lisa B
Can I get. A gift card for my parents
June 1, 2015|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have gift cards. You can get them at the Mel's Diner website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
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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