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Original Mel's of Reno

) #69 of 734 Restaurants in Reno $$ - $$$ American,
345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501-1132
+1 775-337-6357
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“fries” (12 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501-1132
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited three weeks earlier and had to take our order to go because heat was making us ill. They were "working on the air conditioning". Now they are still working on the air. How do they expect these people to work in the heat?...More

Thank SissyBea
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The caramel malt milkshake was excellent but not paritcularly cheap. My dad had coffee and an english muffin and he liked it. We always go here the night before we check out.

Thank Mendelcards007
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Located in the Sands hotel this diner is a throwback to the old school 50's-60's, thick shakes, great french fries, burgers and a lot more. They have a very large traditional menu with what you would expect. They also serve up a pretty good breakfast...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Located in the Sands Regency Hotel in Reno,Nevada, we decided to eat breakfast there before an all day outing. Delicious,generous proportions,excellent staff and service, nicely decorated reminiscent of the golden oldies era, you can not ask for more!! Try their various selections and you will...More

Thank ricklo777
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stopped in for breakfast. We were seated right away, served good food and had great service. Good place to eat!

Thank gshoemate
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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
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
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
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Restaurant Details

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