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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“banana split” (317 reviews)
“finger food” (88 reviews)
“fries” (268 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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Reviewed today

I think I saw Fonzie and Ritchie from “Happy Days”. - a must visit for old time hamburgers, malts and banana splits -WoW!

Thank Robert B
Reviewed today

My husband and I visited Mel's Classic Diner twice while in town from out of state. The food was fabulous, the atmosphere is so fun, and the staff is so upbeat and friendly. As soon as you walk in the doors it's like visiting the...More

Thank carrie242018
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious food and fast service. Very reasonably priced. We would come here again in a heartbeat!! The country fried steak is a must have!

Thank pattycapps96
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped in for a quick dinner and the food was great! We ordered chips and salsa as an appetizer and didn’t receive it until a few minutes after receiving our dinner. The server was very nice about it and took it off of our ticket....More

Thank Bamhatfield
Reviewed yesterday

Mel's was a last minute decision at 11:00 pm after leaving the island. It was a great decision. Homecooking at it's best. Food was great and staff was wonderful.

Thank Alicia S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great burgers and fries! Strawberry shake delicious! Really nice folks. Someone sweeping floors, washing windows, even picking up trash outside the restaurant. Don’t forget to grab a t-shirt for a souvenir!

Thank fit4ever40f
Reviewed 2 days ago

I would not tell someone not to eat here. I will not be back. There are too many great restaurants in Pigeon Forge to repeat this one. Nothing was bad but nothing was great either. They were very busy and got seated quickly. The waitress...More

Thank 123manipulator
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We frequent this diner with every visit to the area. The staff is usually friendly and sufficient. Their burgers are great as well as the pancakes. We love the authentic feel of the 50s and 60s in the diner.

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting a whole lot from the food since there seems to ne a lot of emphasis on the decor (which was very fun). But the food and selection was great! I had mushroom burger, fries and a root beer float. They had everything...More

Thank O1278RStomh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very friendly service. Our food was out in a short time and was very good. Mel’s is my favorite place to eat breakfast in Pigeon Forge! Will definitely go back again!

Thank Sarah M
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Questions & Answers
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 Gabriel R | Reviewed this property |
Yes and they are the best I have ever ate!!
Kenny C
September 4, 2016|
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Response from SueAnn7 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kenny, I think they could. If I remember right, the diner is a little narrow and all booths. But, very little step up into the place and the food was good diner food. The wait staff was very nice and I'd bet they will... More
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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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