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Mel's Classic Diner

119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
+1 865-429-2184
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“banana split” (345 reviews)
“finger food” (96 reviews)
“fries” (290 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
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1 - 10 of 3,465 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Great lunch experience, our server, Dawn, was friendly and attentive. The food was hot, fresh and tasty. The Diner atmosphere was perfect for a family or couples. The menu was varied with unique name, like Chachi's Cheese Nachos and Ralph Malph's Ulitmate Nachos. The portion...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food is not good. It is bad, even for diner food. Just low quality. However, service was really good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When in town for the weekend we decided to stop in for lunch. Very cool atmosphere and the fried catfish was very good. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

From the rave reviews I read on Trip Advisor, I expected delicious burgers. What I got was a processed hamburger patty. If this review was based solely on my burger it would have been a 1 star. However, we got a chocolate shake which was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reminded me of the old days Great food Great environment Awesome customer service Verh clean environment The staff treated customers like FAMILY.

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great diner food. Had the burger and fries. Definitely would recommend and we will definitely be back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and food was good as always. We always eat at Mel's at least once on each trip to Pigeon Forge. So good as always!

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I shared the nachos so we would have plenty of room for the banana split. The nachos were pretty ho-hum, but that was fine because the real reason to go was the dessert. I had been to Mel's many years ago and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate breakfast here on two of the four days we were in Pigeon Forge. Love the atmosphere of the place. The old time Diner setting is great!! The menu prices were certainly reasonable but they were offering a special that we took advantage of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is called "Mel's Diner" so expect...a diner! I ordered the reuben. I'm picky about reubens and this one was really good. I splurged and got a side of cheese to dip my fries in (hey, I'm on vacation!). The atmosphere is cute and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Questions & Answers
Raven H
October 16, 2018
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Response from MelsManager | Property representative
We have been here for 26 years
June 4, 2017
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Response from fishingtater | Reviewed this property
they have vegan omelettes and salads during the meal time hours
March 16, 2017
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Response from LamplighterTraveler | Reviewed this property

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Pigeon Forge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-429-2184
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