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Mel's Hard Luck Diner

2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
+1 417-332-0150
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (198 reviews)
“banana split” (59 reviews)
“fries” (169 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place for lunch. Food is good and lots of it. Be sure and leave room for ice cream.Wait staff sing while working makes it even more fun.

Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to eat at Mel's Hard Luck Diner in Branson. This must be a very popular place to eat > we had to wait to be seated. (but not a long delay) Good food, and service. For entertainment, the wait staff sing while you...More

Thank LeeMcCL59
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here. The food was great and they accommodated our large group.The wait staff sing and they were excellant

Thank sleepgbty1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this diner a few times, never disappointing. Staff involves guests. Food and service is awesome.

Thank michelle h
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a salad for lunch. It was very good. Most, if not all, of the wait staff sing which was entertaining.

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here while walking downtown. This place is Amazing and had a line waiting when opened. All of the waiters sing in between helping the customers. The kids loved it. And the food was pretty good too. I would recommend this place to anyone....More

Thank SavedByGrace09
Reviewed 1 week ago

The is place has great food and EXTREMELY talented singing waitresses. Our food was prepared well and delivered quickly. The waitresses take turns singing songs from different genres: pop, country, gospel, classic rock.

Thank David_t_36582
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch with friends as we arrived in Branson. Waiters and waitresses sing as the do their job. Seems like they sing better every time we stop. Food is like a 50's diner, but very good. Warning-their sundaes are very large even the one...More

Thank Norma Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a popular place to eat. Not a huge selection from the grill but the Burgers and Fries were excellent.

Thank Gary O
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very unusual diner that features singing waiters & waitress, there Milkshakes are out of this world. The club sandwiches are Huge, the cheeseburger missed the mark but everything else looked very inviting.

Thank Mary M
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Response from WIlliamMone | Property representative |
Hello, the age limit is 12.
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31 March 2017|
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Response from kritertracks | Property representative |
Because we are in a very popular tourist town and cannot always predict the crowd flow, we are giving this information based on the averages, subject to change if a several large family groups or bus groups should arrive at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Branson
  • Phone Number: +1 417-332-0150
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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.
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