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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“turkey dinner” (8 reviews)
“fries” (33 reviews)
“fish” (30 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 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered a hamburger which is unusual for me, should have stuck with alternative salad. Hamburger was ok, nothing special. The sweet potato fries were even more disappointing, Tasted like they had been sitting, not hot or even warm.

Thank VickiD835
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Throwback diner atmosphere. Verg good food an great service. This place is good for breakfast lunch or dinner...

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to dinner on Saturday night, arriving at about 6:45. We hit the sweet spot, and were seated immediately. There is usually a wait at Mel's, but the rush is earlier. A lot of others were still waiting. Our server, Amber,...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After receiving three very bad meals at Mel's Diner in a row, I chose to stay away from the place for over a year. In that time, they have had quite a turnover of staff, both front and back of house, and it appears this...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Mel's Diner in Cape Coral… Was disappointed, it didn't have the same ambience and friendliness that the Mel's Diner in Fort Myers has. The food was good but it was just another regular restaurant… The staff was not as friendly and the...More

Thank Annie55906
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mel's is a great place to get good food at a good price. Mel's has a extensive menu with daily specisls. If you like salmon you must try the salmon blt. Full service bar too. Mel's is a great place for breakfast, lunch or diner.

Thank Frozen_no_more
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have eaten everywhere in Cape Coral FL from very exclusive, expensive restaurants such as Rumrummer's to just regular fare chain restaurants like Perkins etc. But Mel's Diner beats them all for quality of food, cleanliness, and service! We now go to...More

Thank mariawallace2004
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I'm generally not a big fan of diners for dinner and make an exception for Mel's. Mel's is great for breakfast and lunch (try the chicken soup) and we've had great dinner entrees as well. Shrimp a la Roma and and Key West Grilled Shrimp...More

Thank Paul A P
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Every item we have tried from their menu has been great. Fast and friendly restaurant we have always had excellent food and service

Thank Verna A
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We liked Mel's Diner a lot! I went with the comfort food - country fried steak, my wife had a basil/lime chicken and my son had an awesome looking chicken sandwich. We all liked our dinner's! My wife said the chicken could've had a little...More

Thank Chris A
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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