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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” (21 reviews)
“meatloaf” (21 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
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 674 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Had a super great malt as that was why I went. They are like the old fashion one not pre prepared had hamburgers and fries good . Biscuits and gravy are great also cute establishment

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Raylene M
Reviewed 5 days ago

we go to the one on cape coral , have for a long time and the food is always pretty good,however the last 4 or 5 times their breakfast potatoes have been awful, cannot even eat them, they are cold and hard and i am...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank steve h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here dozens of times over the past 9 years. Had a bad meal about 2 years ago. Pretty good average. This time My wife and her friend each ordered a Sanibel salad with grilled chicken. I ordered a BBLT for the very first...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Richard K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Burgers are very good, fish is good, salmon is very good. The "specials" are not so special. their meat loaf is made in small individual portions and are like a hard beef football. the beef stroganoff was hard and chewy and I took it home...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We both got pancakes and really enjoyed them. A side of bacon and fried potatoes with onions and peppers were added. Very friendly waitress (Jenn) and the kitchen pumps the orders out very quickly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AllenH937
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Mel's was one of the first places I found when I moved to Cape Coral in 2002. It is a chain so it will be the same quality in Fort Myers or wherever. I rate it an excellent as the food is great and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank joanpsarros
Reviewed 17 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank richarddQ623ZZ
Reviewed 6 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank KMHECK3
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen J
Reviewed 1 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Neonladder
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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