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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%
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“fish fry” (11 reviews)
“prime rib” (23 reviews)
“fries” (35 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious and moderately priced. The food was delicious and was served in a timely manner. The presentation was very good. The wait staff was pleasant and very efficient. I highly recommend this dinner for the entire family.

Thank 372jrob
Reviewed 5 days ago

An average place to eat, with average food. Did enjoy the $3 margaritas but the sandwiches were just ok. Service was actually below average as we had to ask for rolls and water at least 3 times. I would go back for a quick bite...More

Thank cfoleym
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in the mood for real turkey and a friend recommended Mel’s. Wasn’t expecting much, but what a surprise! Very upbeat place, very friendly staff, lots of energy! My turkey (real roast turkey) was great, came with dressing, mashed potatoes, string beans, cranberry, salad...More

Thank Joseph V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate breakfast at Mel's Cape Coral recently and were impressed with the taste of the food, reasonable prices and the friendliness of our server, Tammy. All of the meals were good but my friend ordered the Country Fried Stake. He said it was very...More

Thank Jay K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I are snowbirds from Indiana. We come to Cape Coral for the month of March each year. Our visits down here are never complete without at least a couple of visits to Mel’s. Others obviously agree as the parking lot is always...More

Thank Rdlaidig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is consistently good and excellent wait staff. Daily specials. Generous servings. And fries are really “hot and crispy” as written on the ceiling

Thank Goonybird5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mel's Diner has it all; fun back-to-the-50's atmosphere, great food, and excellent customer service! Our group had omelets and biscuits and gravy - best biscuits and gravy we've had anywhere. Our waitress was friendly and attentive in just the right measure. Sundays are crowded but...More

Thank theklam2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mel's Diner has the best food in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Everything is like home cooking. With your dinner they offer you a soup or salad. They give you enough that you can take home lunch for the next day. They're meatloaf, their liver...More

Thank NancySunnyFlorida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Off and on, I say we've been eating at a Mel's Diner, whether here or in Naples for better than 15 years of Snow Birding. We're from the land of diners and good Dutch cooking (Pennsylvania) and it's been the same old Mel's with a...More

1  Thank Casualty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I come here every year, it’s great tasty food, very good value, good service, you can’t go wrong, that’s why I keep coming back!

Thank alligatorman75
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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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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