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1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
+1 239-242-0218
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06:30 - 22:00
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Sun 06:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Fort Myers, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ordered the Sunday Blue Plate Special, Roast Port, Mashed Potatoes, Red cabbage, Apple Sauce. Husband had the Fried Swai Fish Plate with Potato and cole slaw. My meal was very good but the roast port was not fresh it had that next day warmed up taste. I did not eat it after one bite. The cabbage, slaw was wonderful.... More 

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Eden Valley, Minnesota
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mel's Diner was exactly what we thought it would be. Quaint decor and friendly staff. There were so many dishes on the menu that we finally asked the waitress what she would recommend! My husband ordered the shrimp and I had chicken. Both were very tasty. Reasonably priced and big portions. We will definitely go back if we find ourselves... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for breakfast. Freshly squeezed orange juice--so delicious! That set Mel's apart from the many breakfast restaurants in the Cape. Food was good, service was excellent. We'll be back for the OJ!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice restaurant and very good food Our server, Tammy was very good and attentive. The fish was good and the desserts were awesome We will be back

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Lockport, New York
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am a snow bird in Florida and every year I come to Florida and go to Mel's Diner for their $15.99 steak & Lobster meal. Really disappointed this year. Our waiter was wonderful but he never gave us rolls like we were supposed to get. When my steak/lobster came, I was totally disappointed in the steak. I used to... More 

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Thank Susan F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner on Thanksgiving with wife and son. After a short wait dinner was excellent with 5 choices of entrée. Service was excellent and food was good. This is our 4th time here for thanksgiving.

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Thank Steve M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like this diner ...has a bar too .. Great food and great Burger. I like to order special then you get a home made creme brulee

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Thank Cristileigh N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here a few times on our trip was reasonable and food good. Had grouper dinner and it was lovely. Cream brûlée a bargain so had 2 😃.

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Thank Clare M
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the third Friday we have come to Mel's just for the all you can eat fish. What a deal! $9.99 for all you can eat fish. It comes with salad, fries, and Cole slaw. The fish tastes great and is fresh. It's the best fish I've had in many years. We will be back for more.

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florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tooooooo much to choose from. I had 3 shrimp and steak. Was surprised at size of the shrimp just regular old shrimp. Service was good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?