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“Fun place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mel's Classic Diner

Mel's Classic Diner
Ranked #14 of 166 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bay Village, Ohio
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319 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Fun place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The atmosphere was fun. Old diner feeling and the jukebox was blaring. Had simple salad but it was fresh and good.

  • Visited June 2013
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Breakfast at Midnight”
4 of 5 stars 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 stars
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Independence, Kentucky
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Fun Nostalgic Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars 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 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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welch
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars 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 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ladyred23
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Duffield
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Our favorite!”
5 of 5 stars 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 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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