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“Fun experience and good food!”

Mel's Hard Luck Diner
Ranked #28 of 406 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this place. I had the Hawaiian burger with onion rings, wife had mushroom and Swiss with fries, parents both had a salad. Can’t remember what it was called, but it was mixed greens with bananas, pecans, walnuts with a raspberry vinaigrette. All the food was delicious! Burgers were huge! Singing servers were great. Our server was very good. Would definitely recommend Mel’s to anyone!

Thank Brian H
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The food and entertainment was good, the staff was on point and courteous. Music was a good added bonus. The waiters and waitresses sing throughout your meal. Very diverse menu so pretty much anyone should be able to find something they want to eat.

Thank William H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The food was outstanding and the entertainment was above and beyond it is amazing how the singing waitresses and waiters can be singing and serving tables at the same time and with such lovely voices it was a very enjoyable time

Thank sherrye720
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We found Mel's by reading other people's trip advisor reviews. Karen was our waitress and she was great, but everyone else from the cooks to the hostess were awesome too...everyone in that place can sing! They take requests and they are great with kids. We'd definitely go back.

Thank tamandfont
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Never been to Branson before. Looking for someplace for ice cream and came across an advertisement for Mel's Hard Luck Diner. What a great place! Went for ice cream and stayed for dinner and ice cream. Very noisy, very busy, very friendly, and lots of fun! Food comes in generous portions and quickly for such a busy place and on a Monday night. Wait staff all sing. CD's of their songs are available for purchase. Had a banana split to share amongst all 6 of us. It was huge and sooooooooo good. Terrific place to go if you don't mind loud.

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Thank Sharron M
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