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Mels' The Original

$$ - $$$American,
345 N Arlington Ave, Sands Regency, Reno, NV 89501-1132
+1 775-337-6357
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak and eggs” (16 reviews)
“banana split” (4 reviews)
“egg special” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Diner
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
345 N Arlington Ave, Sands Regency, Reno, NV 89501-1132
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1 - 10 of 297 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed Megs at the Sands. Food was good and was well priced.We loved the decor. Service was very good.

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. However, had the wrong type of bread. It was San Fran burger. Should been sourdough, however, look white to me. Service was nothing special.

Thank Victor221
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

If you're eating here expect to pay a little more for food since you are paying for the atmosphere. Not a bad place to catch breakfast. Price wise it was double what you would pay for at the top deck restaurant

Thank Hoben01
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Friendly service. You still get a milk shake in the tin cup, with whippped cream and a cherry on top. We had the turkey dinner, which was wonderful.

Thank loisjohnsons
Reviewed 21 September 2017

It was great to find Mel's. To see the "American Graffiti " decor was great.You see I'm from the area of Modesto CA and American Graffiti was based on that area. Anyway the food was diner food to be expected. My husband did slip and...More

Thank sism74
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Thought this would be a treat for us and our grandkids. It was fun to visit. The food was better than OK and the price was reasonable.

Thank CivilGeek
Reviewed 20 August 2017

During my recent stay at the Sands I ate at Mel's twice. Both times it took a long time to be seated and on my second meal the food took a long time to be served. The breakfast I had the eggs were over cooked....More

Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The food is diner food at it's best, the wait staff were all fun and friendly. Fun place to go for any meal of the day.

Thank Deana L
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here one night and it was good old fashion food, atmosphere and service. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Not too expensive but a good selection of food.

Thank LMG1952
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The burger was as good as I remember them back in the day. Fries excellent. And a milk shake so thick the straw flattened. Fond memories added to former memories.

Thank Robert C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 N Arlington Ave, Sands Regency, Reno, NV 89501-1132 (Formerly Original Mel's of Reno)
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 775-337-6357
  • E-mail
Description
Home Of American Grafitti
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