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Mel's Restaurant

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490 Pleasant St, Holyoke, MA 01040-2424
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

There is something for everyone on Mels menu starting with that warm baked Italian bread, salad and appetizers. But the best on the dinner menu is anything made with that delectable homemade red pasta sauce...from spaghetti,raviolis,lasagna and more. It has a special taste that has you coming back time after time. My favorite is spaghetti and meatballs. It is a... More 

Thank Waldis7
Chicopee, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

went on line it said that mels was open. it even gave the menu for the day.there were phone numbers to call. after calling many times with no one answering i drove two towns over just to find out that they were closed till may 5. these people should have left a message letting us know on the phone. poor... More 

Thank mlauzon9
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

decided to finally try Mel's after to moving to Holyoke, non descript outside, but pleasant on inside. food was good, service was excellent

Thank kbouth
Ludlow, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Lunch at meal's is very good. Food is very good. Service is great. They will bend over backwards to provide good service. Have not gone for dinner but the give you enough at lunch you don't need dinner.

Thank sherry c
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Went to Mel's last night with my son we got a good wholesome meal at a reasonable price. Nothing fancy just stick to your ribs good Italian food.

Thank Richard G
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Mel's has changed ownership through the years but maintains the high quality of Italian food with generous portions at an affordable price. If you want real Italian food go to Mel's.

1 Thank marjo178
Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I am not sure how long Mel's has been open - all I know is that chicken and spaghetti was a weekly staple when I was a kid - I'm now 48 - you do the math. I always visit Mel's when I return home, and although I've had several excellent dishes, I only order the fried cheese. It is... More 

2 Thank Kimberly B
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

They use to have the best Chicken and Spaghetti ever. I ordered it expecting it to be the same. The spaghetti was very good. I like there sauce. The chicken unfortunately was dry and tasteless. There French fries which they serve with their spaghetti dinners was just O.K. We happen to go with 8 other people and their meals seemed... More 

Thank Joyce O
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

I hate leaving a bad review but our food was overcooked. Ordered the fried haddock dinner and it was very crisp. My friend ordered the pasta and meatballs and the pasta was way over cooked and tasteless. The twice baked potato was cold and sitting in a pool of oil. The salads were as basic as could be -just o.k..... More 

Thank Eftychia-MA
Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I try to go once a week. I love the food. The place could definitely use an upgrade it's dark and old but it's hard to find good home cooked meals with so many chain restaurants out there.

1 Thank Annmarie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 490 Pleasant St, Holyoke, MA 01040-2424
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Holyoke
  • Phone Number: 413-532-1476

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?