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Mels' The Original

$$ - $$$American,
345 N Arlington Ave, Sands Regency, Reno, NV 89501-1132
+1 775-337-6357
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“burger” (32 reviews)
“finger food” (15 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
345 N Arlington Ave, Sands Regency, Reno, NV 89501-1132
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Burgers and more with a taste of the 50's. Great service, great tasting food and a fun place to visit and bring your camera and take pictures of the museum like restaurant.

Thank mike33sf
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Nice booth with old-fashioned soda shop feel. Breakfast was served pretty quickly and prices were moderate with a good menu for breakfast, lunch, or dinner 24/7.

Thank Rich I
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We had breakfast here twice. Service was quick, food very good. Liked that you could have a muffin instead of toast - ideal to take away for lunch!

Thank travelbugWimborne_UK
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

The only reason I don't give this place a 5 is because it's located on the sands hotel property which is pretty awful hotel. Stella was amazing. Jemayla made our sundaes. We had a Salad, two burgers a chocolate shake and two sundaes. My burger...More

Thank frequent1
Reviewed January 25, 2018

Great Root Beer floats, cool to see all the pictures from the American Graffiti movie took me back to my teen years

Thank jcricreg
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Enjoyed Megs at the Sands. Food was good and was well priced.We loved the decor. Service was very good.

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Food was good. However, had the wrong type of bread. It was San Fran burger. Should been sourdough, however, look white to me. Service was nothing special.

Thank Victor221
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

If you're eating here expect to pay a little more for food since you are paying for the atmosphere. Not a bad place to catch breakfast. Price wise it was double what you would pay for at the top deck restaurant

Thank Hoben01
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Friendly service. You still get a milk shake in the tin cup, with whippped cream and a cherry on top. We had the turkey dinner, which was wonderful.

Thank loisjohnsons
Reviewed September 20, 2017

It was great to find Mel's. To see the "American Graffiti " decor was great.You see I'm from the area of Modesto CA and American Graffiti was based on that area. Anyway the food was diner food to be expected. My husband did slip and...More

Thank sism74
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 N Arlington Ave, Sands Regency, Reno, NV 89501-1132 (Formerly Original Mel's of Reno)
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 775-337-6357
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