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Mel's Diner & Ice Cream Parlor - CLOSED

630 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134-2106
+1 630-232-4235
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good38%
  • Average55%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
25 Feb 2014
17 Oct 2013
“Very Good, Very Basic”
Restaurant Hours Closed
630 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134-2106
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Mel's Diner is out of business. A new owner, new diner, called State Street Diner, is in its place. I'm pleased to see a new food place in the spot of the former Mel's Diner. Mel closed the diner under his name in approx. MArch...More

Thank Smythe77654
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Always worth a visit. It's just a basic diner, with typical diner food. Great breakfasts, great burgers. Staff always welcome you as an old friend. Nothing pretentious, just a fun place in the neighborhood to visit and grab a quick meal.

Thank RichSGeneva_IL
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Proud to say we are regulars here! The waitstaff is incredible! If you go in one week and return the next, chances are they will remember your order. This is exactly the hometown experience you want. People who take the time to get to know...More

Thank JeaninelovesBonaire
Reviewed 6 April 2013

This was a fun, unique treat. I had fish tacos and my husband had Italian beef (the special). Both were very good. It is a very small place with a diner-like feel, with Mexican influence. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The menu is...More

Thank larryd6578
Reviewed 31 January 2013

Now State Street Diner - same staff and atmosphere Pro: friendly service, good food, local crowd Con: coffee is weak Return: yes

1  Thank 275GTS
Reviewed 8 December 2012

Comfortable diner at diner prices. Love their hamburgers. It's a nice place to have lunch by yourself. Bring your newspaper. Service is good. Restaurant is clean. It is a nice neighorhood restaurant.

1  Thank MeGaWe
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Breakfast at Mel's is always delicious Wish they served fresh squeezed OJ.

1  Thank Barbiu
Reviewed 20 December 2011

The service for good. My friend and I just stopped in for a snack, so we got a basket of fries. It took a little longer that we'd thought it would, but we were in no hurry at all. The atmosphere was definitely laid back...More

1  Thank Savanna S
Reviewed 26 November 2011

I wish I could give his iconic local diner a thumbs up, but as a Geneva resident myself, we avoid this place with one exception. The food is mediocre, the inside seating is close to the kitchen so you'll smell like eggs when you leave....More

1  Thank Smythe77654
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Mel's simply beckons you for a mid-afternoon break on a gorgeous day in Geneva. Their ice cream is all hand made with the best ingredients. I've never tasted Cookie Dough ice cream that was any richer or better than Mel's. One scoop is just fine,...More

1  Thank mshbnyehud
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US$5 - US$10
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 630-232-4235
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