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Mel's Diner

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1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
+1 239-242-0218
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun 06:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Cape Coral, Florida
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service, wide variety menu. Something for everyone snd fantastic milkshakes and malts. Highly recommend for the traveler. Can't go wrong.

Thank MichiganMillionaire
Cape Coral, Florida
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Mel's has large portions of food, a ton of varierty. They are always busy, and the chicken noodle soup is always piping hot and delish

Thank Melissa W
Regina, Canada
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420 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

My husband, sister and I went to this location for dinner. Luckily we only had about a 10 minute wait. There is normally almost an hour wait - this place is very popular with the older crowd. For an appetizer we ordered the fried pickle chips. We have had them before and they were quite good. This time they were... More 

Thank Holly5_12
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

I never complain about Mels's diner. We had lunch there yesterday and the food was good and the service was fast. 2 lunch specials and we were in and out in 40 minutes and the bill was just under $22.00. Added benefit of using the wifi which comes in handy when you are not on an American cell,phone plan.

Thank Norm C
Cape Coral, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

went out for late breakfast with two of my oldest and dearest Friends, I had the eggs benedict as did my best friends wife, we both had the benedict with ham or canadian bacon, you can also get it with bacon, will try that next time, my best friend had two over easy eggs and pancakes and toast, my wife... More 

Thank Bill R
Cape Coral, Florida
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475 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

My last trip to Mel's in Cape Coral will be my last for quite a while. Their all you can eat fish special is to be avoided at all costs. I got a plate of breaded rubber bands instead of fish. On no piece on my plate was there a strip of fish thicker than ¼" with a full inch... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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168 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

While Mel's Diners are prevalent in south Florida, they are known throughout the US and Canada by snowbirds that vacation down there. That defines my wife and myself. Every trip we eat at Mel's several times. The atmosphere is '50's, the food is great, and the prices are reasonable. Most importantly, when we're done eating, we leave filled up just... More 

Thank Rdlaidig
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Had lobsters, baked potato, and soup. All yummy. Not enough fudge on hot fudge sunday. Waiter wasn't that friendly. Good place to eat overall. I would go back

Thank Linda M
Cape Coral, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast Saturday 2/27. Had a cup a chili....off the hook. Main course the Chicken Fried breakfast, but when our food was served.. It was not hot, a little warm. Probably our food set a bit on server and the place packed. I will go back during week when less busy.

Thank Jerry N
Cape Coral, Florida
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Good American food. Best spot for a full, hearty breakfast. Lots of booths to handle the large crowds. Friendly staff. Good prices. Nice "fifties" decor.,

Thank user659

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?