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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” (22 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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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went for breakfast which was your average fair. Surprised the wheat toast wasn't your thin sliced American style but thick cut. The home potatoes were cut thin slices so were not very warm. Came with 2 large eggs your average breakfast. Coffee hot but strong.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lovelylady036
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband wanted to go to Mel's and I have to admit it wasn't my choice. I wanted a healthy lunch! Surprise for me, not only did it have typical diner fare, I got a spinach salad with quinoa and strawberries. He ordered haddock, blackened...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank impalawoman
Reviewed 1 week ago

I get take-out here. It never had much draw, as it is often very busy and I just don't wanna wait. The salads are fantastic. The turkey is wonderful. The burgers are above average. Some dishes are a little bland, but I spice them up...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank jonathan b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can always count on Mel's for good food, no matter what your taste may be. A really varied menu, generous portions, and reasonable prices. But, be prepared to wait if you go around normal meal times. That' the real price you have to pay...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank earlm893
Reviewed 15 December 2018 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 9 December 2018

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 7 December 2018

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 25 November 2018

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 11 November 2018 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
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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