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“Great family dining”

Mel's Hard Luck Diner
Ranked #20 of 373 Restaurants in Branson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$19
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Home of Branson's original singing servers. A 50s themed diner offering music from the decades of the 50s and 60s and on up to today. A variety of singing styles, pop, rock, showtunes, opera, gospel, country, etc. Food offerings include burgers, sandwiches, great salads, blue plate specials and save room for some of the best and biggest desserts to be found.
Belleville, Arkansas
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7 reviews
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“Great family dining”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Good food, very good service, loved the melodies and that the entertainers involved us. The whole time we kept saying, G-pa, G-ma, so on and so on would love this place with the 50's stroll.

Visited September 2013
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Branson, Missouri
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Get the milkshakes”
Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

Hostess was not the most friendly person but the rest was great. He milkshakes are big enough to feed two. Chicken chowder was fabulous.

  • Visited September 2013
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Dallas
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“It's fun!”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Typical diner, food was fine. The singers were very good, some better than we saw in the shows. Prices were reasonable.

  • Visited September 2013
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MN-AZ-MZT
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food and free entertainment”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Stopped here for supper, and had a pork tenderloin sandwich special (huge) and a broiled chicken breast on bun with pineapple slice, bacon, lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese, and a huge portion of fries with each meal; the Hawaiian chicken breast was a very unique and tasty sandwich. A one scoop hot fudge sundae fed 4 people. The singing waiters added a nice touch.

  • Visited September 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Just had milkshakes but LOVED the place!!”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

The friends we were with know ALL the good places, so we stopped here for milkshakes. We sat at the counter and loved watching the young man make delicious ice cream desserts. We ordered a chocolate/pineapple shake that was fabulous and our friends had the root beer malt, great too and really different. Really enjoyed the singing waiters, FUN FUN!!

  • Visited September 2013
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