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Mel's Diner

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1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
+1 239-242-0218
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06:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 06:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Rhode Island
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

My husband got the house omelet,which came with biscuits and gravy,which he said was excellent. I got pancakes which were also very good.

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Thank Chap
Bradenton, Florida
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

We loved the place and went back the next day for round 2. 50's and 60's music was cool too. Service was outstanding both days. Would like to have a more "car-like" or old hip-hop atmosphere to make it more like a dinner. Food was unique and worth your time!

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Thank Randy-Renee S
Naples, Florida
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Excellent Service combined with a diverse menu and for the most part good food makes Mel's Diner a good choice. Usually very busy at all times, however you will be seated and served quickly in spite of Mel's popularity. Good food at a fair price. I would recommend this location to anyone.

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Thank Florida Cracker F
North Fort Myers, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Very good home cooked food, great prices, accommodating, efficient staff to serve you in a casual relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank 312LK2
Ohio
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Went to Mel's for a late lunch. Everyone ordered different items, and everyone was stuffed when we left. The hot brown was some of the best I had, with a mild cheese sauce so that the flavors of the ham, bacon and turkey could still be enjoyed. The chicken Alfredo was quite tasty. The shrimp was wonderful... and the beer... More 

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Thank Candace C
Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Fast service. Omelets are wonderful. I loved the side of fruit. Coffee was slightly bitter but all in all very good. Much better than the Fort Myers location.

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Thank trolleyroger
Cape Coral, Florida
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613 reviews
479 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Ok I know you aren't going to believe this, but my neighbor recommended the twin 4 oz lobster tail dinner for $14.99 so I had to try it. What a hit! The lobster was cooked perfectly and came as 2 plump tails with baked potato and homemade chicken soup. It was delicious. My friend had the white fish with hollandaise,... More 

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Thank terri E
Ida, United States
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

our experience was good . My husbands omelet wasn't remarkable but my lemongrass fish was excellent. We will try it again .

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Thank Lynn C
Jacksonville, Florida
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Table for four at 9am on a Sunday morning. Immediately seated, greated by our awesome server "Steve from Chicago" and food came out loaded and delicious! We all had differnet items, so we covered the breakfast menu: Country fried steak and gravy was really great! Steak and eggs were very good, real cut of meat and cooked to order. Egg... More 

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Thank MackTravels1
Cape Coast, Ghana
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

I live on the Cape and dine at Mel's regularly. Their food is usually prepared well with the occasional hiccup. I guess it all depends who is at the grill. Eggs Benedict is great, ribs "bone suckin good", prime rib is excellent, all-you-can-eat fried fish is ok but from frozen, not fresh. Their wait staff is always friendly and anticipate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Cape Coral
  • Phone Number: +1 239-242-0218

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?