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Mel's Diner

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1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
+1 239-242-0218
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06:30 - 22:00
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Sun 06:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area for a baseball tournament. We showed up wit 18 families and they seated us in the groups that we requested and billed us in groups we requested. It could have been complicated and they could have complained but they gave us service with a smile and it was all accurate. Aside form that. The food... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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519 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mel's Diner, Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral Fl., A growling in my tummy, 2 cents on the food and some chatter. The food. I was feeling peckish and had a $10 gift certificate. I got the all you can devour fish fry. They do give you all you can chow down. If you like it that much... it may be... More 

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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377 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place with a huge menu. Pretty big place with lots of booths. Had a late lunch and the place was packed. We had four meals. Chicken, turkey, tomato bisque, tuna and burgers. Everything came out hot and very tasty. No complaints here. Liquor is available if you want. Going back while we are here.

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Hillborough,NJ
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never a bad meal at Mel's. No matter the time of day. Breakfast, lunch or dinner are always spot on. Great ambience, the best waitress/waiter service. The food is always hot, on time, and taste. Every time I come to this area I look forward to eating a meal here. It is always crowded in season or not. You are... More 

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Bokeelia, Florida
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a solid pick for any of the days 3 meals all the normal comfort foods, good quality,homemade shakes & good atmosphere supported with a friendly wait staff.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to this restaurant only a few times and on my last visit it was very disappointing. I ordered a turkey sandwich and the menu stated a particular type of bread and I was given plain white sandwich bread. I didn't spot our waitress so I brought it to the attention of another waitress and she brought me out... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have so many options on the menu I'm sure everyone in the group can find something they like. At our table two had fish. It was light flaky not too dry. Nice salad. The other two at the table had meat loaf, it was huge. Masged potatoes and gravy. Not a bite left. Fresh baked dinner rolls. What more... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great and lots to choose from. It can be very noisy at times. Good old fashion comfort food.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich. The picture does not do it justice. The chicken breast was at least 1 inch thick. It was the length and width of two normal breasts side by side. It was deep fried to perfection and topped with Buffalo Wing Sauce. The Blue Cheese crumbled on it is fresh and high quality no imitation... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A classic diner feel, with wonderful, tasty variety of selections. We were hungry for a great breakfast and we were not disappointed. The West Coast omelette with turkey sausage, roasted red peppers and mozzarella cheese was so fresh and flavorful. Mel's "Breakfast Potatoes" were a terrific side, crispy edges but meaty...were just to my liking. So many great selections and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?