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“Breakfast at Midnight” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mel's Classic Diner

Mel's Classic Diner
Ranked #14 of 168 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Level Contributor
56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Breakfast at Midnight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

After late hours at The Track, we were worried that we wouldn't find anywhere open to eat. Stumbling across Mel's was a diamond in the rough. The atmosphere was fun and nostalgic, although a little small. The staff was extremely friendly and the food was...well, diner food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank familyis4ever
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Independence, Kentucky
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118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Fun Nostalgic Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

My wife and I stopped in here for lunch after a long hike on 6/26/13 and we were not disappointed.

The atmosphere is great fun with all of the 50's style decorations and all of the employees we encountered were super friendly.

The food was good and about what you would expect at a diner. We had the BLT and the club sandwich. The club was good and my wife said her BLT was about average.

I did think the prices were pretty high. Our bill came out to more than $20, which I think is high for what I listed above. But, you're basically paying for the atmosphere of the old style diner.

It's worth a stop though.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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welch
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Great experience the food was great and very reasonably priced ( we even went back the next morning for breakfast) great portion size.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ladyred23
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Duffield
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Our favorite!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Mel's Diner is one of our favorite places to eat when we visit Pigeon Forge! Love their food, always fresh and just how we would expect it. The service is always friendly and willing to help! The inside is always a wonderful place to relax and get out of the sun on a hot day!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DuffieldPixxi
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
2 reviews
“Great lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Enjoyed lunch here with my family on our vacation. My kids fell in love with their sundae, it was huge! I would definitely recommend for a lunch spot, loved the atmosphere.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Christi P
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