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Mel's Waffle House

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American, Diner
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603 Bayshore Rd, Villas, NJ 08251-3008 (Formerly Mel's Place)
+1 609-886-1316
08:00 - 13:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I only went there once. I didn't have Waffles but plan to in the future. I had Eggs and they were very good. Very organized booths with good sitting room. Plenty of parking.

Thank martiniupwolive
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Found Mel's while taking a morning drive away from the tourist areas. Mel's looked inviting. It was a rainy morning and we wanted something simple with a good breakfast. Mel's was a pleasant surprise. Bravo!

1 Thank mpeldredge
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our family enjoyed a nice breakfast at reasonable prices. The waffles, eggs, and pancakes were all very good and the service was also very good.

Thank WSP1959
Akron, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We went here with another couple instead of going to Uncle Bill's. It was tiny inside which is fine, but the service was slow. Food was good but overpriced. It's also very dated inside. But the staff was very friendly. Not sure we'll return.

Thank Kim B
Edmond, Oklahoma
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The creamed chip beef was delicious. We had a family breakfast and everyone was friendly. The waitress was on top of our orders and the service was fast.

Thank Francine B
Simsbury, Connecticut
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I visited Mel's in 2011 while visiting family in Cape May. Well, I'm here again and the place is better than I remember! I had the crepes and fruit special. It was delicious. The manager, Sandra, was pleasant and efficient. She was serving, and cashing on her own and didn't miss a beat. Great local place. Stop by if you... More 

Thank ctgama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Terrible. Poor service, couldn't remember our order, didn't get our entire order, had to pay for coffee that should have been included. Cold food, expensive, slow.

Thank Kathy M
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We come here often during the summer season and other times of the year too. Sit outside with your dog, soak up the sun and enjoy good food, good service and at an affordable price.

Thank Wesley V
Cape May, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Mel's is the most friendly place to eat. They only serve breakfast and lunch. Their food is fresh and the staff is friendly. The restaurant is super clean. Its decorated with fun things to look at - lots of eclectic memorabilia. The owner is a great guy! If anybody doesn't like this place, they are looking for things to be... More 

Thank 123travelbugcmg
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Had breakfast here on a Sunday morning. Crazy funky decor - including (bit not limited to) leopard carpet, porcelain clowns, and a giant stuffed gorilla at the breakfast bar. Dining area is small but it works. We had basic breakfast fare - my 5 year old nephew had the strawberry waffle - I snuck a bite and it was very... More 

Thank Jennifer R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
08:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Bayshore Rd, Villas, NJ 08251-3008 (Formerly Mel's Place)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Villas
  • Phone Number: +1 609-886-1316

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?