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Mel's Classic Diner

119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
+1 865-429-2184
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“banana split” (302 reviews)
“burgers” (217 reviews)
“fries” (234 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to this place due to all the great reviews and we were not disappointed! Walked in and was immediately seated and told our waiter would be with us shortly - we didn't even wait a minute and she was there!!! She took our...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everything on menu is great with Huge portions and really affordable. Locals love this place so they know. Staff is amazing.

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was not like it used to be it was bad.I have been going to Mel Dinner for over fifteen years.

1  Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food! Great atmosphere! Fun place to eat! Service was good and the banana splits were to die for!

Thank sandramcguire48
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Busy atmosphere....quick service...loved my belt with seasoned fries...hubby liked hisburger with fries...Toni was a very personable, attentive waitress...can't wait to go back for ice cream...when it's warmer!!

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a beyond fun time and delicious very filling supper. To many wonderful looking choices on the menu. Will have to try something else next time.

Thank Oma1414
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mel's was everything you can ask for and more. Everyone was friendly and helpful and the food was amazing. We had the catfish and cobbler. Mmm Good.

Thank carolinedunn1987
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Mel's Diner for a late lunch this week and everything was wonderful. Our server was incredibly friendly and efficient. Our food arrived quickly and was perfectly cooked and delicious! I chose the footlong hot dog and fries, which was delicious and filling. My...More

Thank Kelley B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious! Service was very fast! The atmosphere was great and the prices were affordable! I can’t wait to return to try the banana split!

Thank Jmbryant80
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is always our last stop on our way out of town. They have the best breakfast food and for a decent price.

Thank stacy926
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Questions & Answers
4 June 2017|
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Response from fishingtater | Reviewed this property |
they have vegan omelettes and salads during the meal time hours
16 March 2017|
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Response from Gabriel R | Reviewed this property |
Yes and they are the best I have ever ate!!
Kenny C
4 September 2016|
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Response from SueAnn7 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kenny, I think they could. If I remember right, the diner is a little narrow and all booths. But, very little step up into the place and the food was good diner food. The wait staff was very nice and I'd bet they will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Pigeon Forge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-429-2184
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