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Mel's Diner

Fast food, Diner
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Hildesheimer Str. 83, 30880 Laatzen, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
+49 511 862310
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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138 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After visiting CeBit we were hungry and decided to grab something to eat, just before the train. Mel's diner is only 5-7 minutes walking distance from the Hannover Fair train station. Both on the outside and inside the place looks and feels exactly as an American diner. And in the world of copy cats, it's feels homie to sit down... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Good decent food and friendly staff. Quick serving. If all tables are occupied you can sit at the bar. Will visit again.

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Vizela, Portugal
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

The food is excelent and the price is nice. The metro station is just in front. Staff is also quite nice. I suggest a visit to Mel's Diner if you come to Hanôver.

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Thank Agostinho F
Dusseldorf, Germany
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472 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Really nice place and authentic Diner. Do not come at Mondays cause it is Burger Day and you need a lot of time waiting for a seat. The burgers are amazing, the coleslaw really spicy (but ok), the fries not perfect. The menue card is not large but sufficient. The Diner was completely filled including some peaple waiting. Anyway the... More 

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Thank AlJarreau
Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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167 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Mel's Dine looks like a real American Diner, from the outside and inside. Including typical bothes and a jukebox. The Service was really nice and friendly. I had Club Sandwich with bacon, tomato, lettuce, chicken breast and fries. Super tasty. Even better was the woodruff milkshake (flavor of the week). The shake was served in a glass with the cup... More 

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Thank Marcus M
Duluth, Minnesota
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Yeah, yeah . . . perfect . .. no, of course not, but it is a little like home. The table next to us got our order, but the wait staff made it more than right without a fuss or complaint. Burgers are OK . .. actually pretty good for outside of the USA, fries actually quite good. I've been... More 

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Thank Rich H
Budapest, Hungary
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

I like this place, quite good burgers, not the best in my life, but it is OK. The interieur and the design is very good.

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Thank Gábor B
Hannover, Germany
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

I wrote some of the other reviews and was exited to let my family feel the american culture that we loved so much as we lived a couple of years in the us. I called before to make sure there is a place for my family of five. The guy on the phone, later I found out was the cook,... More 

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Thank Piratdan
Herndon, Virginia
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

We've been in the Hannover area for a few years now and had heard from lots of people about how good Mel's Diner is. We hadn't been there until yesterday -- maybe out of fear that it wouldn't be up to snuff with the diners in the USA. No need to fear, this is a great diner expereince. I had... More 

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Bergen, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

We came here for breakfast after spending a night in a hotel nearby. My husband went for the USA breakfast and i had the Truckers breakfast. Lovely big portions. The food was nice but, the food was so greasy. It got a little sickly after eating half. This is a place to go when you feel like having a junk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hildesheimer Str. 83, 30880 Laatzen, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Lower Saxony  >  Hannover  >  Laatzen
  • Phone Number: +49 511 862310

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?