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Mel's Diner

314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
+1 509-248-5382
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak tips” (7 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Diner
314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, service and food. Went there for breakfast with family and was impressed by the amount of food and the atmosphere. Service was also excellent.

Thank tom041058
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great option for classic diner food. Went for breakfast and everything was fast and tasty. The retro design is a nice touch.

Thank Justin G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant took us back to the 60's in both its decor and quality of food and service. The restaurant was so good that we decided to go their twice in a two day stay in Yakima. The look of the restaurant was what I...More

1  Thank pcinbc2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped here for dinner during a road trip with my adult son and my daughter, expecting good quality diner food. We were all very disappointed. Both my son and daughter ordered the steak tips because it sounded just delicious! But sadly, the meat was...More

Thank MomofFiveWA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to eat and go down memory lane. Great 50's 60's décor, great music, great service and food. Just an over all great place to stop and eat. It's more than just a restaurant.

Thank 50wt
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, very accommodating. Good food and plenty of it. Was a pleasurable experience. Lots of old 50's and 60's decor. Good family place.

Thank tripster1800
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Has high reviews, but they fall short in numerous areas. Food is average. Eggs Benedict: poached eggs were over poached, ham very thin and very salty, hollandaise sauce has a strange flavor. Biscuits and Gravy: gravy had good flavor, but lacked sausage. Coffee was over...More

Thank Coreen S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our party of 10 had a great breakfast at Mel's Diner. There's something for everyone on this large, classic diner menu. I had one of my usuals: A hamburger patty & eggs with cottage cheese, the classic diner diet plate. The Kobe beef patty was...More

Thank jay s
Reviewed 1 July 2017

When I think of "diner" I imagine a fast sassy service, decent portion, affordable, and a wide variety of meals. This fits the bill perfectly. It is a hopping place because you can come as you are and feel like family as soon as you...More

Thank Westcoastfarms
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Food was very good typical diner food. What made our family's experience great was our server Cheri was so professional great personality....... She made our night, Thank you Cheri!!!!

Thank ksrepair
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
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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