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Mel's Classic Diner

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119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
+1 865-429-2184
07:00 - 00:00
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped at Mels on a Monday evening. It was packed but we got a table quickly. The service was prompt and we had our food surprisingly fast. My burger and fries were hot and tasty and my husband said his Rueben was good. My only complaints were that it was very noisy and also our waitress never brought the... More 

Thank Jennifer W
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived ahead of our adult children. The hostess refused to allow us a table for 6 since 3 of our six weren't there yet. They had only one six seat table left open. I told her they were on her way she said "I'm not holding up my last big table for three people" then 2 minutes later she... More 

Thank Jenny G
Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have not had one of these yet, but have seen several Sundae's being served- Definitely big enough for 2!!

Thank Paula W
Mobile, Alabama
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here once for breakfast (eggs, hash browns, grits, bacon, sausage). Next day my husband had a hamburger and I had a hot dog (loaded and both excellent). Another day we both had chicken noodle soup and I had a hot fudge sundae and my husband had a banana split. All good...We did have a waitress (Regina) on that... More 

Thank RST1028
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this place, couple of times we have went to Tennesse we always stop here. I love there breakfast.

Thank Herradaa L
Galax, Virginia
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110 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The resort where we stayed recommend Mel's very highly. We were seated quickly even though they were very busy. The staff was friendly and efficient. We ordered the meatloaf and the pancakes both were hot and as ordered.

Thank Dawn R
Scottsville, Kentucky, United States
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I haven't been to Mel's since 92 when they opened. They must be doing something right to keep that small location packed. I had the pulled pork plate...it was a small portion of meat but they made up for it with the flavor

Thank JosephVargo
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Their service and atmosphere were great! The burgers were a disappointment 😕, they had no taste. We stopped there because of the name, going back to the tv show "Alice" in the 1970's.

Thank Mike W
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After coming to Pigeon Forge for years we finally tried Mel's Diner. The atmosphere was nice and the food was very good. Also it was reasonable. We will definitely come back again. Waitress was very pleasant and attentive.

Thank halfpintHuntsville
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The prompt service was excellent. Our food was out quickly and very hot! I will come back again. Staff is super friendly!

Thank Oscarspurplemom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 12
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Pigeon Forge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-429-2184

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?