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Mel's Hard Luck Diner
Ranked #19 of 389 Restaurants in Branson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Takeout
Description: Home of Branson's original singing servers. A 50s themed diner offering music from the decades of the 50s and 60s and on up to today. A variety of singing styles, pop, rock, showtunes, opera, gospel, country, etc. Food offerings include burgers, sandwiches, great salads, blue plate specials and save room for some of the best and biggest desserts to be found.
Reviewed May 11, 2013

We could stay there all day listening to the singing servers and enjoying every minute. It just amazes us the talent in this town. The food is a lot and very good. Got to eat there at least once maybe twice.

Thank Beverly A
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

50-s style diner, but with singing waiters and waitresses. Lots of fun, truly talented singers. Food good, but entertainment better. We go every time we're in Branson.

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Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

It is great fun, good food, and talented staff. They sing to you while you eat. All the staff does this. The good is great and the staff very friendly and professional. You will enjoy this one if you like the "50's" era.

Thank Elizabeth D
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Loved the atmosphere, the singing waiters, but the food wasn't very good, I ordered the Country Fried Steak, it was greasy and too spicy to even eat, I just left it. I bought a CD fro Sandy Marshall, she is a great singer! She should go on American Idol!

Thank Sandy G
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Went with friends because of the TripAdvisor reviews. One got a hot dog with chili and fries (they use Nathan's all beef franks), one got a Reuben with fries, one got a patty melt with fries, and I got the chicken fried steak. Everyone liked their food, but I was lukewarm on my chicken fried steak. It's like it was pre-prepared, thawed, and fried. But I'd go back because the waiters/waitresses can sing and they're very good. They can also multi-task, picking up your food and drinks with one hand, while holding a microphone in the other hand. It was totally worth it to have live entertainment while we dined.

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Thank Laurie M
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