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Mel's Waffle House

American, Diner
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603 Bayshore Rd, Villas, NJ 08251-3008 (Formerly Mel's Place)
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The creamed chip beef was delicious. We had a family breakfast and everyone was friendly. The waitress was on top of our orders and the service was fast.

Thank Francine B
Simsbury, Connecticut
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I visited Mel's in 2011 while visiting family in Cape May. Well, I'm here again and the place is better than I remember! I had the crepes and fruit special. It was delicious. The manager, Sandra, was pleasant and efficient. She was serving, and cashing on her own and didn't miss a beat. Great local place. Stop by if you... More 

Thank ctgama
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Terrible. Poor service, couldn't remember our order, didn't get our entire order, had to pay for coffee that should have been included. Cold food, expensive, slow.

Thank Kathy M
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We come here often during the summer season and other times of the year too. Sit outside with your dog, soak up the sun and enjoy good food, good service and at an affordable price.

Thank Wesley V
Cape May, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Mel's is the most friendly place to eat. They only serve breakfast and lunch. Their food is fresh and the staff is friendly. The restaurant is super clean. Its decorated with fun things to look at - lots of eclectic memorabilia. The owner is a great guy! If anybody doesn't like this place, they are looking for things to be... More 

Thank 123travelbugcmg
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Had breakfast here on a Sunday morning. Crazy funky decor - including (bit not limited to) leopard carpet, porcelain clowns, and a giant stuffed gorilla at the breakfast bar. Dining area is small but it works. We had basic breakfast fare - my 5 year old nephew had the strawberry waffle - I snuck a bite and it was very... More 

Thank Jennifer R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

If Mel would spend just a fraction of the money he wastes on parking lot decor, on cleaning the inside of this greasy spoon and if he bought quality product for a cook to work with and if he took down all the dirty chatchke off the walls.....I still wouldn't eat there again. Heartburn at no extra charge....no thanks.

1 Thank Kathy N
Bel Air, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Breakfast for two with tax and tip was almost $30 with tax and tip. Service was fair and food was average. Expected more from a local place. Wouldn t go there again.

Thank dkrchicks
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Mel's Waffle House is a small, very clean, friendly and breakfast eatery with a funky retro decor. The menu has everything you would want to find in a breakfast eatery plus some signature dishes. Cinnamon bun french toast and the 2,2,2 were both tasty. I didn't catch our waitress's name but she was prompt, friendly and never let us see... More 

Thank snowdog
Ashburn, Virginia
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great service, plenty of seating and parking, tasty food, and didn't have wait long to get service or the food! Went for breakfast on our last day of vacation. We had waffles, pancakes and French toast. The sausage was better than the bacon - it was a little too crispy for our liking. Great for kids. Have some seating at... More 

Thank JKAN-Ashburn-VA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Bayshore Rd, Villas, NJ 08251-3008 (Formerly Mel's Place)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Villas
  • Phone Number: 609-886-1316

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?