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“Good entertainment but pricey for diner food”

Mel's Hard Luck Diner
Ranked #29 of 402 Restaurants in Branson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 9 - USD 19
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Takeout
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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The food and entertainment was good, the staff was on point and courteous. Music was a good added bonus. The waiters and waitresses sing throughout your meal. Very diverse menu so pretty much anyone should be able to find something they want to eat.

Thank William H
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The food was outstanding and the entertainment was above and beyond it is amazing how the singing waitresses and waiters can be singing and serving tables at the same time and with such lovely voices it was a very enjoyable time

Thank sherrye720
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We found Mel's by reading other people's trip advisor reviews. Karen was our waitress and she was great, but everyone else from the cooks to the hostess were awesome too...everyone in that place can sing! They take requests and they are great with kids. We'd definitely go back.

Thank tamandfont
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Never been to Branson before. Looking for someplace for ice cream and came across an advertisement for Mel's Hard Luck Diner. What a great place! Went for ice cream and stayed for dinner and ice cream. Very noisy, very busy, very friendly, and lots of fun! Food comes in generous portions and quickly for such a busy place and on a Monday night. Wait staff all sing. CD's of their songs are available for purchase. Had a banana split to share amongst all 6 of us. It was huge and sooooooooo good. Terrific place to go if you don't mind loud.

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Thank Sharron M
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We spent Spring Break and all my 11 yr old daughter wanted for her birthday was for us to go to a restaurant that would sing to her. We had never been to Mel’s before but I knew they sang! We loved every minute of it. Our server, Karen, was super friendly and funny. She was also a great singer. All the servers were great! The atmosphere was fun and the singing servers were very talented. It was a nice surprise. My daughter definitely got her bday song and it was a good one. The food was pretty decent. The only reason I say that is that my patty melt had a “different” taste to it but the family likes their meals. We will definitely be back on our next trip.

Thank Brandi N
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