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Mel's Hard Luck Diner

€€ - €€€American, , Vegan Options
2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
+1 417-332-0150
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (376 reviews)
“banana split” (79 reviews)
“fries” (199 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:30 Hours
American, Diner, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
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Reviewed yesterday

The servers were singing non-stop!! Everything we ordered was awesome!! (spaghetti, burger, chili burger) We decided to order 1 dessert and share between the 3 of us - OH MY - it was HUGE!!! So good but we couldn't even finish it. The gift shop...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed yesterday

Great place!!! Great service, great food, will modify menu for you. Typically a long line to get in...that says a lot. And oh yes...it's FUN By the way...check for coupons in local area booklets...we found one for 15% off...unfortunately we found it after we ate...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Impressed by the fast sevice & great tasting food. 2 in our group so we went there on Friday at 5pm & was seated right away. Ordered a burger & shake combo. Along with a patti melt. All was great tasting. Awesome fresh crispy fries....More

Thank kimzvara
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent service & atmosphere. Fresh, homemade food! The burgers are delicious and the shakes are a must! Kid friendly and reasonably priced kids meals. The wait staff sings to you while you eat! So fun!

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was back in Branson and tried Mel’s again. Did not seem as good this time. Had to send my soup back since it was not hot. Rueben did not seems as good. Waiters were great as usual.

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If I could rate the entertainment/service of this restaurant separately from the food, I would give the entertainment/service an excellent and the food an okay. To be a fantastic server and to entertain on top of that is amazing. Each server sang songs and traveled...More

Thank gnrager
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We we're so impressed with the food. The singing waitresses were a plus. Good food great atmosphere.

Thank Rog74740
Reviewed 3 days ago

We come to Branson each year for a month, and would not miss coming to the Diner a couple of times. We think that the talent is great and they have good CD'S.

Thank davjan65
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love this place. Always have their yummy malts. The other food is good too. We like to take in the shops and then eat at the Diner. Nice to have the live music when eating. GOOD ENTERTAINERS.

Thank curtiss522
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Incredible atmosphere, looks like a soda shoppe. Food was incredible, and even though they were busy, we had our food in no time. The service was great and the fact that they sing while you eat makes it an experience like no other. Try to...More

Thank Bill B
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Questions & Answers
23 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from WIlliamMone | Property representative |
We have gluten free buns, we have plenty of salads, we always try to work around any allergy the best we can.
29 May 2017|
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Response from WIlliamMone | Property representative |
Hello, the age limit is 12.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Branson
  • Phone Number: +1 417-332-0150
  • E-mail
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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