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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” (271 reviews)
“burger” (304 reviews)
“fries” (200 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
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Reviewed yesterday

This is must go to place at least one time while you are in the smoky mountain area, they have great food and great milkshakes & sundaes

Thank greeneyedlady4389
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place was a great throw back, I thought it would have been cool if there were tvs showing the old Alice show! Prices were reasonable but I didn't care for the coney I ordered. It was small and they put liquid cheese on it...More

Thank Ppellicore
Reviewed yesterday

We try to visit Mel's when visiting Pigeon Forge. Mel's is a classic diner serving good food. The staff is friendly and the service is great. They play 'oldies' on the jutebox which seems to be enjoyed by most diners. Give Mel's a try, we...More

Thank 3,11,252
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a pretty good place. My parents both grew up watching it, and my father was very pleased with everything. My mother didn't really think it was like the show was, but I've never seen it before, so I couldn't judge it by that. The...More

Thank Shadowshimmer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This little diner kicks it old school when it comes to dining and decor. Everytime we drove by this place was packed. Our waitress was so witty and funny she kept us in stitches. Meals were reasonably priced here. Scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns...More

Thank hconley20
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

W have been wanting to try this place for a while now. Th atmosphere was wonderful, service was great & the food was good!! A must hav is the banana split...OMG GOOD!!

Thank Kimber M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Love Mel's! We go every time we go to Pigeon Forge. The atmosphere is cool and the food is great! The waitresses are busy busy but you get your food in record time! It's fun to meet some of the show performers there from time...More

Thank Shirley M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food is great, the servers are very friendly, and the place is always packed. They have good food and wonderful milk shakes.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was great and the theme is pretty cool but the customer service was awful from the time we were seated until we left. We had a party of 6 and were expecting to be seated at different tables as this is a small...More

Thank lesliemarie08
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although I took my food to-go, I sat inside at the ice cream bar on a stool while I waited. They took my order immediately. Several helpful and friendly staff members. The restaurant is a small space and people were waiting even at around 2:00pm...More

Thank KTK113
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are the Vegan Options
4 June 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Mcravn | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I do not know
Are the onion rings homemade?
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
Taking my parents up for their 54th Anniversary this week. Since they were married in 1962 I was thinking this might be a place to take them for lunch. My father is in a wheelchair do you think they could accommodate someone in a wheelchair?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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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