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Original Mel's of Reno

#54 of 710 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501-1132
+1 775-337-6357
00:00 - 23:59
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Reno, Nevada
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The special is a good value for the price, available 6Am-11AM M/F. Service was reasonable, and pleasant, but not exceptional. Food was good. Place was clean. Would recommend.

Thank hagar2935
Niceville, Florida
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoy Mel's. The menu variety and cheerful service offer a pleasant uncomplicated dining experience. The San Francisco burger is my favorite and always good.

Thank Smith61
carmel highlands ca
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This place is a bit hidden in Boomtown...but the feel of this 50's shop is awesome the food and the people are great. If you are near the area, take a swing by, you won't regret it!

Thank MSevle
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

My family likes the food there and portion is big. All servers seem to be very happy and friendly working there and they make you feel welcomed.

Thank Charles L
Austin, Texas, USA
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Had the chicken-fried steak. I Would not recommend it. It was CRisp, tuff, and no flavor. I am from texas aND know what gpod Chicken fried steak Is........

Thank chuckrwilks
Reno, Nevada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We go at least weekly (Boomtown location) and have never had a bad meal. What made me go to the review was THE PUMPKIN MILKSHAKE! Unbelievably DELICIOUS. I tried one at another restaurant and didn't even come close. They blend with real pumpkin pie at Mel's. The staff are always nice and friendly and management are always walking around ensuring... More 

Thank Deehab
Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My second time eating at Mel's, first breakfast though. The breakfast burrito I had was great, my family all enjoyed their breakfasts as well. Decently priced at less than $50 for four of us. Service was a tad slow, but it was 10am on a Sunday and the place was packed!

Thank EZGruv
Bullhead City, Arizona
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This location is a diner from the old school, thick malts, great french fries, burgers and more. The 50's-60's ambiance is authentic. Great place to grab a bite.

Thank DF B
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was an excellent restaurant that had a number of various breakfasts that I tried. The Ham steaks were unbelievably big and delicious. As was the Monte Crisco.

Thank IvanNYC21
montague, CA
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Good burgers and fries, nice atmosphere just like the old soda shop days. Good service quick to be seated and attentive help.

Thank velliott

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501-1132
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 775-337-6357

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