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Mel's Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
+1 239-242-0218
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun 06:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there early and take advantage of their blue plate specials. Service is always outstanding food is average and what you'd expect from the greasy spoon. Good comfort food and nice atmosphere. Clean bathrooms. Good drink selection and dessert options. They are able to handle large parties quickly. Worth a stop. It can get busy at times so be prepared... More 

Thank Didwehavecorn
Fort Myers, Florida
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong at Mel's - ample menu options, friendly & experienced waitstaff. We go to Mel's when we can't agree on what to eat - the menu is amazing!

Thank bvroman1955
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here and I was disappointed with the menu. I was expecting real diner type food but everything was over the top. Good was average but service very good. Wont go again.

Thank kckaceykc
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate a nice very large breakfast at Mel's , the was hot,the serving size was large, the staff was pleasant. The price was reasonable. All told a good meal, it was a little crowded and they are expanding to accommodate more diners coming soon.

Thank Ejfbuilder
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure how they do it for their prices. But they have figured it out and it is obvious they have a strong following

Thank Michaelkeen1234
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly, family atmosphere. Nice servers and welcoming general manager/owner. We all received an abundance of food on our orders and everyone was satisfied except one of us thought their grouper was a little greasy. We only wished we could have had a piece of pie, but we were too stuffed for dessert.

Thank S F
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly fast service, good fish fry, prices very reasonable. Never had a negative experience here. Everything we needed was on the table, drinks were monitored and refilled with a smile. Bathrooms were clean and well maintained like the rest of the place. Nothing to find fault with here!

Thank BeachGranny53
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Got a good review from a friend about Mel's. we decided to try the breakfast and it was very good. Our plates were loaded with food. If you love a big breakfast this is the place to go

Thank Pat4Gary
Fort Myers, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I ordered the Sunday Blue Plate Special, Roast Port, Mashed Potatoes, Red cabbage, Apple Sauce. Husband had the Fried Swai Fish Plate with Potato and cole slaw. My meal was very good but the roast port was not fresh it had that next day warmed up taste. I did not eat it after one bite. The cabbage, slaw was wonderful.... More 

Thank Maureen L
Eden Valley, Minnesota
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Mel's Diner was exactly what we thought it would be. Quaint decor and friendly staff. There were so many dishes on the menu that we finally asked the waitress what she would recommend! My husband ordered the shrimp and I had chicken. Both were very tasty. Reasonably priced and big portions. We will definitely go back if we find ourselves... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Cape Coral
  • Phone Number: +1 239-242-0218

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