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Mel's Diner

1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
+1 239-242-0218
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“finger food” (19 reviews)
“fries” (40 reviews)
“fish fry” (10 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Hubby and I like the all-you-can-eat fish meal. $9.99 Salad had some old lettuce in it and the croutons were greasy. Other than that, everything was delicious and our server, Joanne, was excellent!

Thank DessertsDivaFL
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Had breakfast here on the way to Pine island, nice food, large menu & good service but to be honest I preferred the ambiance at Mel's Fort Myers.

Thank broggy57
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch Thursday. Had the daily special, pulled pork wrap, fries and coleslaw, and a bacon hamburger (excellent). Staff very friendly. Fries great. Coleslaw a little blah. Lots of seating. Food comes pretty quick. They have a nice bar as well with TV's....More

Thank JImJ0990
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Went here solely on recommendations from TripAdvisor and was not disappointed. Fast service, tasty food, more than ample portions and good prices. I'd never had a Hot Brown before so can't compare but this one was very flavorful and there was plenty of it. Crisp...More

Thank Marie S
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Nothing great,average food. Been there twice at this location and twice to one in Naples. Ok food nothing fancy.

Thank gregsT771MH
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We come here frequently and have raved to friends about it. Tonight we brought two of these friends for dinner. We arrived at 4:30pm so it wasn't very crowded. Our food was good except items were missing or wrong. Dessert was completely messed up. Very...More

Thank northernite
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A friend took me to Mel's. Walked in and noticed how clean it was. Ordered the ribs, their famous ribs. OMG, the ribs were excellent and very tender. The other people had salad and an open face pot roast sandwich. What a great place and...More

Thank popasap
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Clean establishment, good food, friendly staff, all around yummy. We go there at least once a week. Many choices on the menu and food is always hot, delicious, good portions & fresh baked rolls. Restrooms and restaurant very clean. Love Mel's!

Thank Betty B
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We were in the area and because of our great experience with a Mel's diner in a different location, we went here.It was about 2 PM and although busy, we got a sear right away. Service was great and this time I got a Corn...More

Thank JhonB
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Mel's is a very special place with a 50's environment. Lots of food options for morning, noon, and night. They all seem to be priced reasonably and are very tasty. We never visit Cape Coral without having at least one dining experience at Mel's. By...More

Thank Rdlaidig
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9 July 2017|
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Response from Jan B | Reviewed this property |
I have never eaten grouper at Mel's either as I am allergic to fish, however my family has on several occasions and all have enjoyed it.
18 May 2017|
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Jimm8117 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but it appears that others have advised you that you can. This is a great gift idea! Especially if your folks are in their sixties or seventies.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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