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“Not Good”

Mel's Hard Luck Diner
Ranked #20 of 376 Restaurants in Branson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 9 - US$ 19
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Takeout
Description: Home of Branson's original singing servers. A 50s themed diner offering music from the decades of the 50s and 60s and on up to today. A variety of singing styles, pop, rock, showtunes, opera, gospel, country, etc. Food offerings include burgers, sandwiches, great salads, blue plate specials and save room for some of the best and biggest desserts to be found.
Grand Cayman
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Not Good”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

We were very excited to go here only to be very disappointed. The workers seemed so stressed. You felt the "It's not My Job " atmoshphere.Cold fries. Once you were served no one came back for anything! In a dinner you expect dinner music not gospel on a Tuesday afternoon. the sound was TOO LOUD! And everyone was complaining ! We went for the show and then the food and they were both bad! And some how in the world Bus people are kings and the rest of us are garbage! We pay full price and get no bus deal! Yet you are shoved to the back of the bus that you are not on,

  • Visited April 2012
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Van Buren, Arkansas
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fun place to have lunch”
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Love going here and listening to a variety of great vocalist. Their staff is very friendly and you can tell they love entertaining while they are working. It reminds me of the 5 and dime stores that had the diners inside only with an added benefit of the staff singing for you. Food is good and the malts are excellent.

  • Visited May 2011
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Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Singing Dining Experience!”
Reviewed 30 April 2012

A Singing dining experience was great for a family with a three year old and a 10 month old. It was like seeing a show, but you could leave when you were done eating, so it was great for the entire family. Even the baby loved the singing it was great, and it was great diner food. Great experience for my family.

  • Visited April 2012
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Sparta, Kentucky
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A different kind of Diner”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

I wanted to try this little diner just to see what it was like. My goal was to get dessert and listen to the singers. The waiters do sing, while walking around this little diner. I stayed to listen to all those that were working that day, and all were very good. The only thing I didn't like about the experience was the sales pitch each gave about their CDs. I understand why they were doing it--but for me it was a downer to the experience.

Visited April 2012
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Blue Springs, Missouri, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to eat and hear live singing at same time.”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Enjoyed the food. The malts are AWESOME! The singing is very nice. Some of the food is a little pricey, but not too bad

Visited April 2012
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