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Mel's Hard Luck Diner

2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
+1 417-332-0150
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love it there. On this day they had a live singer, from pierce arrow. He spoke to me and I knew the songs. Lol. The food is awesome. Fried pickles to die for!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Eliabeths417
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Typical diner food, but extravagant desserts, and great service! Their milkshakes are to die for! Our server, Travis, was perfect! We loved listening to all of the waiters/waitresses singing, and had a great time! We’d definitely return, and recommend to others!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mwawarofsky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Mels Diner years ago and was Christmas shopping and decided to stop in again. Our waiter was very attentive and even sang while we were there. The food was just so-so. The building needs some serious updating and sprousing up. I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Beth J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun place to step back in time! Our food was good and we had no major complaints! Some of the servers will sing to you!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jimmaysmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have ate there several times ,always good food and singing as they serve our food. A fun and different experience!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A decent Reuben sandwich. There was a live music show happening while I was there. A bit noisy for me.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank clcsr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here many times and this time was so disappointing that we won’t go back for a while. Philly steak was just chunks of roast beef-not slices. Hamburgers were very dry, including the patty melt. Singers are great though

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cheryraej
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The inside of the restaurant is a little tired and we were disappointed that the full menu was not available. The issue was that it was end of season (28 Dec) and they were running out of supplies/ingredients and not reordering. So the answer on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dennis10_51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food, excellent waiters, loved that they sang as they worked. Enjoyed ourselves immensely! Have been there several times, always great!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RandyTheMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved it I paid for the most expensive icecream you should definitely go my family loved it aswell!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KailynB456
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July 23, 2018|
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Response from WIlliamMone | Property representative |
We have gluten free buns, we have plenty of salads, we always try to work around any allergy the best we can.
May 28, 2017|
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Response from WIlliamMone | Property representative |
Hello, the age limit is 12.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Branson
  • Phone Number: +1 417-332-0150
  • E-mail
Home of Branson's original singing servers. A 50s themed diner offering music from the decades of the 50s and 60s and on up to today. A variety of singing styles, pop, rock, showtunes, opera, gospel, country, etc. Food offerings include burgers, sandwiches, great salads, blue plate specials and save room for some of the best and biggest desserts to be found.
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