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“Disappointed” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mel's Hard Luck Diner

Mel's Hard Luck Diner
Ranked #17 of 367 Restaurants in Branson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 9 - USD 19
Cuisines: American, Diner, Soups
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

We had eaten there several years ago and really enjoyed our lunch. This visit was quite different. As we entered the diner there was an unpleasant odor. The waitress seated us and gave us menus. We did not even look at the menus. The diner smelled so bad we decided that we could not eat. It smelled like the refrigeration had been off and the meat and milk had spoiled. Hopefully, they have aired out the diner.

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English first
Blanchard
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Mel's Hard Luck Dinner Review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

Mel's Hard Luck Dinner has singing waitresses where you will meet Ondria Rose, who is one of the singing waitresses. They have great food, free entertainment where the waitresses will take turns singing to customers. They are great to listen to, they all sound like professional singers who work in a Diner. You can purchase their CD's in the gift shop & even go back to the waitress of the CD that you purchased & they will even autograph the CD for you. 100% recommend this restaurant for everybody to eat at during lunch or dinner.

Visited November 2013
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Preston, Connecticut
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Entertaining lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

The menu offers something for everyone, simple and inexpensive. The waiters and waitresses are very talented vocalists and make this a fun family friendly experience.

Visited December 2013
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Whitesboro, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great variety.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

Cute shops in a pedestrian mall type setting. Was there during November so it was beautifully decorated.

Visited November 2013
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nooo”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

Way over priced .. You pay a red lobster bill for a less than McDonalds meal .. We got out food an the plate was full of grease the fries seemed like they had been cooked for while an put back in the fryer to reheat them .. But we did voice our opinion when paying out and they cut our 50 dollar check down to 25 .

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