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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“banana split” (269 reviews)
“burger” (303 reviews)
“fries” (197 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
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Reviewed June 9, 2016

The food is wonderful!! Ice cream is so good!! We eat there most always once when we are in pigeon forge!! The breakfast is really good!! The food is very reasonable (The price) Not a fancy place at all but it just feels homey!!

Thank Gatlinburgky
Reviewed June 9, 2016

You never know what you will get in pigeon forge...but this place is always good. Try the chicken fried steak and the breakfast is good.

Thank Lucy G
Reviewed June 9, 2016

We were on vacation and looking for somewhere nice to eat that was a bit of a more family friendly oriented atmosphere. The breakfast was really not good at all. Eggs tasted like rubber, the biscuits and gravy were okay, but the sausage was overocooked....More

Thank usm2003
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We actually found this place by accident and loved it. The service was friendly and accommodating. The food was great especially for the price. One of the cheaper places to eat in Pigeon Forge. And the 6 scoop banana split was incredible. Hell, I even...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed June 8, 2016

This was a good place to eat ..... the food was amazing it had good music and it felt like home ...... Our servers name was keith and he was awesome he seemed like a hard worker and gave excellent service !!!!!

Thank bettyeverhardt
Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years, but the service is not as good now. However the desserts are to die for as usual. Be sure to get the peach cobbler!

Thank Starwalker82
Reviewed June 7, 2016

A great place to eat. We eat there at least once every time we visit Pigeon Forge. They have a very good breakfast and prices are reasonable.

Thank tnfriend
Reviewed June 7, 2016

The food was very good, the atmosphere fun and interesting! We had breakfast there and enjoyed it very much.

Thank Leigh S
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

1st Timer to Mel's Classic Diner and it won't be the last! Great Menu and Menu Choices! As I walked in we were immediately seated. 5 in the party. Greeted by the MOST FRIENDLIEST waitress I believe in my history of waitresses! KIM is fantastic...More

Thank Varneysa
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Good value priced food. Basic diner food. Great burgers, the best fries I have had in a long time. Wonderful old style ads on the walls. A throw back in time.

Thank Randy F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are the Vegan Options
June 4, 2017|
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Response from Mcravn | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I do not know
Are the onion rings homemade?
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
Taking my parents up for their 54th Anniversary this week. Since they were married in 1962 I was thinking this might be a place to take them for lunch. My father is in a wheelchair do you think they could accommodate someone in a wheelchair?
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 - $12
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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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