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“I had a good solid meal at Mel's.”
Review of Mel's Diner

Mel's Diner
Ranked #24 of 424 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Cape Coral, Florida
Level Contributor
43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“I had a good solid meal at Mel's.”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

This is a good solid meal when you want a good solid meal. They also pride themselves on the freshness of their local fish and I must agree it was quite good. This is a place to go when you want to know you don't have to take a chance on sub-par food. It is quite good and I recommend them.

Visited September 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Cape Coral, Florida
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3 reviews
“Food/Service”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

The food is average and depending on who is your server that is average also. We met two wonderful servers Grace and her daughter Mary that made our visit even better, they payed attention to our orders and they made great conversation. We were considering not going back, before we meet them but now we will go back and ask for them to serve us. The managers Lisa and Kirk are really nice, Lisa made it a point to say hello to everyone at the tables and ask them if everything was okay. When special people shine they light up the experience.

Visited August 2012
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Cape Coral, Florida
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fast home cooking with excellent service!”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Since Mel's is just down the street we frequent it often. Sue is our FAVORITE waitress and she makes every visit seem like family time. The food is good and reasonable priced. Go early or late especially during Snow Bird Season---Mels's stays packed but there is a reason! It's just plain good all around.

Visited August 2012
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North Ft Myers
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Love the burgers!”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Great staff. Always friendly. Burgers are great! Plenty of food so you dont leave hungry. Not usually much of a wait to get a table unless it's season. But thats to be expected.

Visited July 2012
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8 reviews
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“We'll be back!”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

Very Nice atmosphere, good service and great food. We're visiting from Holland and we liked seeing a lot of elder people enjoying their meal. We'll definately visit Mel's again during our vacation.

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