You won't go to Mel's for the food but for the singing. Don't get me wrong, the food is ok...diner style and does taste good. Milkshakes are out of this world, as are the desserts. However the real value here is the wait staff and kitchen help who entertain while you dine. We have been to Mel's 3 times over the past 6 years and never heard a singer who was not top notch. All of them are excellent and we usually purchase at least one CD before leaving. Today (9/15/13) we were there for lunch and within about 45 minutes, heard 6 performances (our waiter, another waiter and a trio of waiters). All were outstanding. Don't mess Mel's while in Branson.