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“Good Place to Eat”
Review of Mel's Diner

Mel's Diner
Ranked #80 of 568 Restaurants in Lafayette
Cuisines: American
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Place to Eat”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

Mehl's diner in Lafayette has home cooked meals. Pretty Good!!

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English first
Tallahassee, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Colorful place with excellent value.”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

So, the morning after Mardi Gras my friend said, "Let's get some breakfast." He lives in Lafayette and I was visiting, so I said "Take me someplace interesting !!"
Mel's Diner was his choice, and I could not have been more impressed. This cute little place on Johnston Street is like stepping back in time to the 50's. The inside is very colorful in art deco pinks and greens with lots of stuff on the walls to enjoy looking at while waiting on your order.
I ordered bacon extra crispy, one egg over hard, and pancackes...and lots of coffee. My order arrived EXACTLY as I like it and was truly delicious. The servers are very friendly and the coffee cup stayed full and hot ! Wow, real customer service, which is something you don't really see that much these days.
Mel's Diner in Lafayette, Louisiana is an excellent choice.

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clearwater, fl
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“Late night, early am, lunch, anytime!!!”
Reviewed September 24, 2009

Mel's is GREAT anytime, whether it be late night, drunk or early morning, hungover, lunch, brunch, dinner or snack. I have been to each of the Mel's Diners and must admit that some are better than others, but the food is ALWAYS great!!! If you ever need COMFORT FOOD, this is the place to go. That's not even getting started on their biscuits, but get their early or you will miss out!

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Lafayette, LA
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21 reviews
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“Only if you must eat and...”
Reviewed March 4, 2008

Only if you must eat and it's past 2. a.m., and have been drinking.

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“Good hangover food, poor...”
Reviewed February 6, 2008

Good hangover food, poor service.

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