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Mel's Diner

1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
+1 239-242-0218
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“finger food” (20 reviews)
“fries” (41 reviews)
“fish fry” (10 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
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1 - 10 of 669 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

OK, I think it was 1991 or so. My family had first moved down. Cleveland Ave location. Very good diner food. Now..I have to admit.... I cant recommend it. What?? Is it possible ?? Moved down myself this year. Been many many times. Cape coral...More

Thank richarddQ623ZZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner there on a Sunday night. It’s your typical diner food. The staff was very nice and understanding with my two year old and 7 month old. We ordered the pickle chips for an appetizer. They were good but very oily. (This upset...More

1  Thank KMHECK3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast..served by a lovely server! Everything was great! Seated immediately and coffee seconds later.....

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to share how much I miss this favorite spot. It is just that everything they serve is large and a great value so I am inclined to “clean my plate” not a good thing. Counting the calories to be able to go to...More

1  Thank Neonladder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful Diner with friends. Friendly Athmosphere with very good food and respectful service. We come back, thankyou

Thank Buickdriver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mels diner offers a very wide selection of foods ranging from sandwiches, omlettes, hot and cold platters to unique dinner specials. My children love their huge bowl of Chilli. Don't forget to check out their mile high pie

Thank Daryl T
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The food is always good and the staff is friendly and attentive. We make sure to try to get there every time we are down.

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We enjoyed our breakfast and will be backache! I loved the menu and the different, healthy choices included. The asparagus crab Benedict was very good. Try the Mel’s breakfast potatoes with the cheese and onion added!

Thank pickles1014
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Been a frequent visitor to CC, this was hands down the best breakfast I've had in ages. The waitress weather attentive and helpful. And the food - I had the Florentine Benedict- was perfect. Thanks for an awesome time!

Thank m r
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Mel’s Diner is a restaurant that seems “… everybody knows your name, And they’re always glad you came…” C.C. employees Erika, Joanne, Cowboy and Princess make you want to be a regular patron at Mel’s. I visited the Naples and Cape Coral locations; they are...More

Thank Shags-Boston
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9 July 2017|
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Response from Jan B | Reviewed this property |
I have never eaten grouper at Mel's either as I am allergic to fish, however my family has on several occasions and all have enjoyed it.
18 May 2017|
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
sorry don't know
Lisa B
2 June 2015|
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Response from Jimm8117 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but it appears that others have advised you that you can. This is a great gift idea! Especially if your folks are in their sixties or seventies.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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