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Mel's Diner

) #25 of 291 Restaurants in Cape Coral €€ - €€€ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
+1 239-242-0218
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish fry” (9 reviews)
“ribs” (26 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Mel's Dinner is a great restaurant with good food and plenty of it. The ribs are excellent as is their prime rib. Take a break from the kitchen and head to Mel's Dinner.

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ordered surf and turf meal, salad and lobster tail were good, baked potato came without butter or sour cream.....had to ask for some. Beef was ordered med well, around the edges was ok, most was very red, seemed uncooked, waitress never checked back to refill...More

Thank bill_of_prospect
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped going to Mel's , now I remember why! I went to brunch with my daughter and husband. As we waited for our food there was a situation where our waitress and another waitress bumped into each other, dropping hot soup and cold drinks...More

1  Thank agee413
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Prime Rib for the price in the County, all the food items are excellently priced. Always good service.

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast at Mel's diner with family on Sunday. I had the Mel's platter very generous servings, my sister had the chicken fried steak and it was delicious. I helped her eat hers as it was very large. Another member had the eggs...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Order the soup/sandwich. Chicken noodle soup was excellent! Turkey sandwich was very dry/tasteless. Server never asked or check back to see if everything was okay! Took forever (or at least that is how I felt) to get a box for the other customers at the...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting from out of state. My mother and brother recommended Mel's Diner. We ate there on a Sunday afternoon. Plenty of good food. Salad, soup, and baby back ribs. I thought we were supposed to get hot crusty rolls, but they never arrived - only...More

Thank leaver11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of guys has breakfast once a week and Mel's is in our rotation. Now that it is "out of season", the summer menu is back in again. You can count on an ample amount of food for a reasonable price. Unless you want...More

Thank William T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food, service and atmosphere are great. Our server, Louis, was fast and efficient. He took great care of all his customers.

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is now a go to place for my wife and I. We've had great experiences each and every time that we dined there. The food is of the comfortable style. Everything taste home made. The waitresses are old school smart and professional. They know...More

Thank Murph1957
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there Gluten free breakfast options at Mels Diner?
17 May 2017|
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
sorry don't know
Lisa B
My parent live in north fort Myers fl, and they love Mel's Diner I wanted to know if I can buy them a gift card.
2 June 2015|
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Response from Jimm8117 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but it appears that others have advised you that you can. This is a great gift idea! Especially if your folks are in their sixties or seventies.
Lisa B
Can I get. A gift card for my parents
2 June 2015|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have gift cards. You can get them at the Mel's Diner website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Cape Coral
  • Phone Number: +1 239-242-0218
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