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Mel's Diner

314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
+1 509-248-5382
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak tips” (7 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
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05:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Diner
314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of 10 had a great breakfast at Mel's Diner. There's something for everyone on this large, classic diner menu. I had one of my usuals: A hamburger patty & eggs with cottage cheese, the classic diner diet plate. The Kobe beef patty was...More

Thank jay s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I think of "diner" I imagine a fast sassy service, decent portion, affordable, and a wide variety of meals. This fits the bill perfectly. It is a hopping place because you can come as you are and feel like family as soon as you...More

Thank Westcoastfarms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very good typical diner food. What made our family's experience great was our server Cheri was so professional great personality....... She made our night, Thank you Cheri!!!!

Thank ksrepair
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good diner food, loved the atmostphere and the 50s - 60s decore was a trip back in time. Service and food were excellent. Would go here again. The menu has a wide array of foods. Too bad they do not serve hot fudge on ice...More

Thank sandyzs2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got up early to get back on the road. Seen the diner just down the street from the hotel. Thought, why not. Beats fast food. Restaurant service was great. Waitress met us at the door with a smile and escorted us directly to our table....More

Thank 105leonardm
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Went to Mel's based on reviews. Food, service and coffee were all good. Love the atmosphere and theme.

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in during a road trip. The food was typical diner food. Large portions but nothing to really rave about. Service was ok. We were able to get in and out in a quick amount of time. We enjoyed the chili and the beefalo...More

Thank Dani H
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This place obviously uses the cheapest ingredients available and while at first look you might like the fun decor, a closer look reveals a very dirty and grimy restaurant. Bathrooms were sickeningly gross. Not sure if the floors have ever been mopped. Waitress was nice...More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Being from San Francisco, I have fond memories of the original Mel's Drive-in on Van Ness Avenue, and the portrayal of a sock hop kind of place in the movie American Graffiti. This Mel's Diner in Yakima is all of that, rock and roll music...More

1  Thank olblu92
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Back end of a car with fins in the entry way and vinyl booths are just some of the car theme in this very friendly and clean restaurant. Our breakfast was delicious and the menu entices to try it for other meals.

Thank jav9206
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Yakima
  • Phone Number: +1 509-248-5382
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