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Mel's Classic Diner

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American, Diner
As featured in One Day in Pigeon Forge
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119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
+1 865-429-2184
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07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Marietta, Georgia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like diner style food and atmosphere, this is the place to go. Our waitress was friendly and responsive. The food was served quickly and hot. We ordered chocolate malts. They were served the old fashioned way- with silver shakers and parfait glasses, whipped cream and cherries. They were wonderful. We also shared cheese fries for an appetizer. Gooey... More 

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Thank Erin W
Brentwood, Tennessee
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is good - and feels like you're back in the 50's. A fun time. Music is great as well and the ice cream treats are huge and delicious!

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Thank Kathy G
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited with my family a couple of days ago after reading a lot of great reviews. We were very disappointed unfortunately. My wife got the cheese steak and didn't like it at all. It just wasn't good sadly. The macaroni was awful. I'm not sure what so many people saw that we didn't. It's over priced for very average,... More 

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fast and delicious for breakfast! We wanted something small because we woke up late and just needed something to hold us over until lunch and we didn't want pancakes. Love the 50's theme.

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Thank Heather L
Gainesville, Georgia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just the vibe of this place was awesome! It really had a classic diner feel to it, and all the staff were so friendly! We went early on a Wednesday so it really wasn't that busy, so our waiter, Melinda I believe was her name, didn't even let our drinks go down more than 5 sips. She recommended I try... More 

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Thank Yana C
Greenville, North Carolina
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting restaurant....takes you back in time to the 1950 and 60s. Great food, fast service. Always crowded, but wait time is about 15 minutes

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Thank shjames38
Richmond, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are never disappointed when we eat at Mel's Diner. The salads are fresh, the chicken strips & fries were hot & crispy, and our sandwiches were delicious!

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Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was busy and they got us in and served quickly. The sandwiches we ordered were good and the fries were perfect. I was really tempted to try the desert but didn't. Te looked great! I have to say, as busy as they were every single person there was extremely nice and particularly pleasant! I want to go back... More 

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Kennett, Missouri
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast take-out from Mel's. The food was average at best. We would have rather ordered from The Cracker Barrel or The Waffle House.

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Hanover, Indiana
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place reminds me of the 60's era . We go each year and have the good old CB Deluxe with Fountain Cherry Coke. The waitress was very cheerful and liked to help people. When you are close stop by it will be worth it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 12
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?