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Original Mel's of Reno

$$ - $$$American,
345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501-1132
+1 775-337-6357
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“fries” (13 reviews)
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00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501-1132
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Hey it was a good breakfast. Service was average and price was usual. Will eat there again without a doubt. Basic food you can depend on. Why does OJ vodt do much??

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The Mel's diners have always been a great place to eat and this one is no exception. I ordered a grilled cheese from them and it was absolutely phenomenal. I also love the ambiance of the restaurant with all the references to the movie American...More

Thank JGAllen794
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We had such great comfort food. Their shakes are to die for, so yummy. The prime rib was good, service was good. Will be going back

Thank CSS9112014
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I recently stayed at the Sands Regency and dine once for dinner and twice for breakfast at Mel's. It is a typical greasy spoon diner, decent prices, with sufficient service. The best quality is the convenience of having it with in the Sands Regency.

Thank Terri W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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