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Mel's Diner

314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
+1 509-248-5382
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pancakes” (14 reviews)
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5:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Diner
314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Typical Diner fare. Fresh ingredients, lightning fast service. Clean, Clean. Good Service even in the middle of the lunch rush.

Thank R2005XEdianer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I staying in Yakima on business trip stopped in Miners for dinner. As a side note, I've never seen so many posted rules governing what what you can and cannot do in an eating establishment? It was late 830pm so all the...More

Thank Billy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had breakfast here on my way out of town. Parking right next to the diner. It is an old fashioned diner - sat at the counter. The waitresses were friendly and efficient. My food - biscuts and gravy with a poached egg - was very...More

Thank EdS172
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hamburger is the main item at this fast food restaurant. Nice and family type atmosphere. Most times I've past by, it is very busy and there are many people in line; both outside and inside.

Thank carolynsR2014KV
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This place was friendly, clean, and fun. Felt like I was in Vegas. Definitely a place I will return to to eat when I get back up to Yakima. Recommend it highly!!!

Thank William N
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We were spending a couple days in Yakima enjoying the sunshine and the pool at our hotel. We picked Mel's for breakfast one day because of the bright sheet metal decor of the building. It looked like fun. At some point, on arriving or leaving,...More

Thank Rocks_road
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

These have become a real rarity which is a great shame. As others have noted Mel’s provides good food, bottomless cup coffee on arrival and a real 50’s decor and ambiance. It was like stepping back in time. I had pancakes and unlike the hotel...More

Thank RobertJGray
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This is what I hoped for coming in: A cute 50's diner with good breakfast. The pancakes were the yummy basics that some of the too-trendy place forego. The atmosphere was full fledged, with chrome & era-specific fixtures everywhere -- even a waiting boot with...More

Thank CosmicFlyer
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Mel's offers easy access, plenty of parking, a predictable menu, an interesting, clean facility and quick, friendly service. Summary: Diner done right; excellent value.

Thank Rhymes_with_trucking
Reviewed 21 May 2018

The Mel's Dinner in Yakima, holds true to the dinner chain's - fun fifties theme with lots of cars to view and fifties music - and more enjoyably - not too loud. The meal was served hot and tasty in dinner tradition. We stopped for...More

Thank Kate3124
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Yakima
  • Phone Number: +1 509-248-5382
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