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Mel's Diner

1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
+1 239-242-0218
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“finger food” (19 reviews)
“fries” (40 reviews)
“fish fry” (10 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Saw some mixed reviews here so got a little worried but the food was all amazing. For like $14 I got a side salad, cup of soup, dinner rolls, a country fried steak, mashed potatoes and veggies. Overall my meal was good. Soup was tasty,...More

Thank PhatPatW
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cape Coral Mel's Diner is not so decorated in 50's era as possibly other Mel's locations. I was expecting more and so I was disappointed. As a regular Diner though, the food and portions did not disappoint.

1  Thank Ron G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here many times for dinner and always enjoyed it. Today we came in for breakfast. The service was excellent but the food was mediocre at best. The coffee had an off taste and the sausage gravy tasted like chicken gravy with some...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth a return visit! Service was OK but the food was memorable for all the wrong reasons. There was no value here. Eat out often and demand good food. You're paying for it!

Thank Elliott S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy Sysco Systems food and miss hospital-like food, run here. Meatloaf, over cooked meats, pot roast, frozen fish and typical side dishes. Great prices for those over the age of 50. It’s a retirees dream. Hardly anyone in there under 40. If you’re...More

1  Thank Renee B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for years. Always satisfied. Had the liver and onions and it was very good. Too much food. Price includes soup and salad. Restaurant is clean and inviting. Server Shirley was excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank Iralgo
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Family of four adults tonight, wife's prime so dry and hard to chew, brothers Fila maybe three ounce and tough, my Mel's burger no where's near the famous 8 oz more like four oz and well done for medium req. onion rings greasy and soggy....More

Thank granitegriz
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Delicious and moderately priced. The food was delicious and was served in a timely manner. The presentation was very good. The wait staff was pleasant and very efficient. I highly recommend this dinner for the entire family.

Thank 372jrob
Reviewed 16 March 2018

An average place to eat, with average food. Did enjoy the $3 margaritas but the sandwiches were just ok. Service was actually below average as we had to ask for rolls and water at least 3 times. I would go back for a quick bite...More

Thank cfoleym
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I was in the mood for real turkey and a friend recommended Mel’s. Wasn’t expecting much, but what a surprise! Very upbeat place, very friendly staff, lots of energy! My turkey (real roast turkey) was great, came with dressing, mashed potatoes, string beans, cranberry, salad...More

Thank Joseph V
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Response from Jan B | Reviewed this property |
I have never eaten grouper at Mel's either as I am allergic to fish, however my family has on several occasions and all have enjoyed it.
18 May 2017|
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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