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“Great food and great friendly server” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mel's Diner

Mel's Diner
Ranked #12 of 242 Restaurants in Yakima
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Granite City, Illinois, United States
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great food and great friendly server”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We recently stopped here on our way out of Yakima to Seattle. Very pleased with what we encountered. It was a really neat little diner with a retro feel. The food was very reasonably priced and portions were huge. The food itself was delicious. Our server was beyond friendly and she really made us feel welcome despite my 2 year old niece screaming and causing a ruckus. Happy we stopped and ate here instead of waiting for an IHOP or Dennys. Would gladly return if ever in the area.

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West Kelowna, Canada
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

Stopped here for a quick Sunday breakfast, wait wasn't too bad for Sunday. Had the best eggs Benny ever. Peach waffles were amazing. Decor is fun, service was great. Only downfall was coffee was bad. Will definetly be back, just won't order coffee.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Redmond, Oregon
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Breakfast!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Party of 9 on a Sunday morning for breakfast? Yup. Took about 10 minutes for a table. Menu had something for everyone. We ordered everything from waffles to chicken fried steak to hamburgers. Food was timely and tasty. Service was terrific. Coffee cups were refilled so quickly we could barely drink it fast enough! Prices were very reasonable. We were completely satisfied with every part of our experience and would go back if we had the opportunity. Skip Denny's (please, do not eat at the Denny's in union gap. The restaurant was filthy, service was terrible and food....yuck!)

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Alexandria, Virginia
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Diner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Service was nice and quick and food was great. Large portions and reasonable prices. It is an awesome place and the decor is fun.

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Kelowna, Canada
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257 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Good Food and excellent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

The décor in this diner has a "feel good" from the moment you enter with a seat from a 57 Chev Belair to sit on if you have to wait. We were led to our table, given menu's and told that Ashley would be our waitress. The menu is a flash back with all what you would expect from a traditional diner, burgers, meatloaf, good breakfasts, milk shakes made with ice cream etc.
We ordered from the senior menu, steak and fries and liver and onions. These come with salad or soup, we had one salad and one beef and barley soup made on the premises. We had an ice cream sundae and a vanilla ice cream to finish. The steak was cooked to medium rare as requested and most enjoyable. The bill was $20.51.
Ashley was a great waitress, a little humour and super service.
We will go back for sure if we are in Yakima again.

  • Visited April 2014
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