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“Best diner ever. No really, ever....”
Review of Mels' The Original

Mels' The Original
Ranked #75 of 957 Restaurants in Reno
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: Home Of American Grafitti
Reviewed March 11, 2013

From the epic neon outside to the reeded glass and copious neon inside, this is a true diner. Sit at the counter to watch the show in the kitchen and service station. Awesome burgers, fries, breakfast...glad I'm staying close!

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Mel's won't rank in the Top 100, but it's still a "don't miss" breakfast attraction in Reno. We stay at the Sands Regency for our annual cribbage tournament and Mel's is tucked into a ground floor corner of the hotel. LOVE the 50's American Graffiti decor along with some nostalgic signed baseball photos (Mays, Arron, et al). Typical "diner" food, generous portions and the weekday steak-n-eggs special @ $5.99 is great value (unless you've been to a five-star restaurant with a sinfull fillet the night before.) Come, relax, enjoy the 50's music and chow down - we always do. PS - a chocolate malt with double malt will compliment any burger on the lunch menu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Maybe it had been too long of a day, but the restaurant and staff seemed tired and worn out by 9 pm on a saturday night. Food not so good either.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Mel's was perfect for what it was. 50's diner food with excellent service! We stopped in on our drive home from Vegas for a quick meal. If we lived closer, we would go there frequently.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great service, food and speed. I loved our waitress she was very helpful and friendly. Food was great- good value and was served fast and hot.

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