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Mel's Diner

2956 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-3246
+1 337-235-6219
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“meatloaf” (5 reviews)
“pancakes” (5 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
American, Diner
2956 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-3246
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

We deiced on this place when we were driving around looking for something to eat. It's an old diner and very typical of what you would expect. Great service and food was delivered very quickly. Meatloaf was amazing and my husband had pork chops and...More

Thank TinaLouise_13
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed eating breakfast here. Our waitress was nice and our food was good. We both had the two eggs breakfast and the food was delicious.

Thank Westberry88
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Good food, good pricing, quick and made to order. Went to this location and the one on College Dr 3 times this week. All were very good. I got THe DIner, which is two eggs, toast, grits for like $3.99. Today I got a waffle...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The staff was the friendliest, upbeat folks that I can remember encountering anywhere in a VERY long time!! We asked for peach cobbler for dessert. Our waitress checked and said there was no peaxh cobbler left... The kitchen guy said that he would cook more...More

1  Thank Michele L
Reviewed 21 April 2016

You definitely have an old style diner atmosphere when visiting Mel's. Food is pretty good, it is after all a diner, and not fine dining. Great place to stop late at night or when you just want something comforting.

Thank poprouge
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I love Mel's because they are open all of the time and the food is good and cheap. During my last visit, which was with a friend, I ventured away from the awesome breakfast menu and actually ate from the dinner menu. I had fried...More

Thank kimbamarie
Reviewed 11 April 2016

this place was the best..from the host to the food. it was awesome for late night dining. it wasn't too crowded at all. average prices for a diner.

Thank zwicked
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Went there twice in our 3 day stay. First time only because it was cute. Then had the best burgers of our trip!!!! Nice friendly staff and customers too. ( we talked to a couple of locals while we waited for a table. A couple...More

Thank Cabobling
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

They insist on serving the food cold. It really was not that good after they warmed it. Eggs Benedict should be a treat but not here. Never again!

Thank bandman
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here multiple times. Good food, great service! Have had one out of many incidents where our server was not in a good mood. Have had her again since, and she's wonderful! (Just like all the rest). Highly recommend!!

Thank Monica R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2956 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-3246
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-235-6219
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