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Mel's Hard Luck Diner

2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
+1 417-332-0150
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (195 reviews)
“banana split” (71 reviews)
“fries” (169 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 8:30 pmAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Always clean & comfortable! Not only great comfort food but awesome fun when the staff starts singing! Love their decor too!

Thank drammared
Reviewed 3 days ago

Food was average but plentiful serving size. Servers had good voices but speaker volume was much too loud for the space size. Singing server delays service timing but all were very nice.

Thank hoosiervalentine
Reviewed 3 days ago

What they lack in ok food, they make up in talent. The waiters sing and boy can they sing! One of my favorite places. Try the mac and cheese. Soups are great, sandwiches are, well, sandwiches. You will love the singing I guarantee....

Thank Dulwolf
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped into Mel's for lunch. The food was good (we had burgers) and the staff was friendly. They walk around the diner with a microphone and sing. It was a neat experience.

Thank CaseyNichols
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have been a returning customer for a few years and have never had any complaints. Always an enjoyable time with decent food.

Thank Mregan3
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visit Mel’s whenever we visit Branson! Great meals —had the best corn chowder again. Singers were great to accompany our meal.

Thank danielhU900MC
Reviewed 5 days ago

I always make a point to visit Mel's Hard Luck Diner as I enjoy the singers and the novelty of the HUGE banana split. We went to the diner and were very disappointed that it was closed due to electrical problems. Hopefully that is only...More

Thank Jo J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fun place for lunch. Food is good and lots of it. Be sure and leave room for ice cream.Wait staff sing while working makes it even more fun.

Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 6 days ago

First time to eat at Mel's Hard Luck Diner in Branson. This must be a very popular place to eat > we had to wait to be seated. (but not a long delay) Good food, and service. For entertainment, the wait staff sing while you...More

Thank LeeMcCL59
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here. The food was great and they accommodated our large group.The wait staff sing and they were excellant

Thank sleepgbty1
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29 May 2017|
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Response from WIlliamMone | Property representative |
Hello, the age limit is 12.
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1 April 2017|
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Response from kritertracks | Property representative |
Because we are in a very popular tourist town and cannot always predict the crowd flow, we are giving this information based on the averages, subject to change if a several large family groups or bus groups should arrive at... More
1 August 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Branson
  • Phone Number: +1 417-332-0150
  • E-mail
Home of Branson's original singing servers. A 50s themed diner offering music from the decades of the 50s and 60s and on up to today. A variety of singing styles, pop, rock, showtunes, opera, gospel, country, etc. Food offerings include burgers, sandwiches, great salads, blue plate specials and save room for some of the best and biggest desserts to be found.
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