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Mel's Diner

1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
+1 239-242-0218
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“finger food” (19 reviews)
“fries” (40 reviews)
“fish fry” (10 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes, I've reviewed this restaurant many times and as most people know you can have different experiences from time to time. This visit was on a Tuesday evening for dinner. We had a very stressed out server. She was having a bad night. We tried...More

Thank DessertsDivaFL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here by default as it was the only place open. I can't understand why other breakfast places open so late. And they won't let you in the door five minutes early if your standing there. Breakfast done right, period. Served warm and by the...More

Thank funithesun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't make up your mind on what to eat? Go to Mel's, there's a mind blowing menu. The staff are efficient, friendly, and the food is excellent. There ribs are mind blowing, ate the rest for supper. My wife's ruben was outstanding. Will be going...More

Thank Jeff V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw some mixed reviews here so got a little worried but the food was all amazing. For like $14 I got a side salad, cup of soup, dinner rolls, a country fried steak, mashed potatoes and veggies. Overall my meal was good. Soup was tasty,...More

Thank PhatPatW
Reviewed April 14, 2018

The Cape Coral Mel's Diner is not so decorated in 50's era as possibly other Mel's locations. I was expecting more and so I was disappointed. As a regular Diner though, the food and portions did not disappoint.

1  Thank Ron G
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

We have been here many times for dinner and always enjoyed it. Today we came in for breakfast. The service was excellent but the food was mediocre at best. The coffee had an off taste and the sausage gravy tasted like chicken gravy with some...More

Thank James L
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Not worth a return visit! Service was OK but the food was memorable for all the wrong reasons. There was no value here. Eat out often and demand good food. You're paying for it!

Thank Elliott S
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy Sysco Systems food and miss hospital-like food, run here. Meatloaf, over cooked meats, pot roast, frozen fish and typical side dishes. Great prices for those over the age of 50. It’s a retirees dream. Hardly anyone in there under 40. If you’re...More

1  Thank Renee B
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Been coming here for years. Always satisfied. Had the liver and onions and it was very good. Too much food. Price includes soup and salad. Restaurant is clean and inviting. Server Shirley was excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank Iralgo
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Family of four adults tonight, wife's prime so dry and hard to chew, brothers Fila maybe three ounce and tough, my Mel's burger no where's near the famous 8 oz more like four oz and well done for medium req. onion rings greasy and soggy....More

Thank granitegriz
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July 8, 2017|
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Response from Jan B | Reviewed this property |
I have never eaten grouper at Mel's either as I am allergic to fish, however my family has on several occasions and all have enjoyed it.
May 17, 2017|
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
sorry don't know
Lisa B
June 1, 2015|
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Response from Jimm8117 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but it appears that others have advised you that you can. This is a great gift idea! Especially if your folks are in their sixties or seventies.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909-2178
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Cape Coral
  • Phone Number: +1 239-242-0218
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