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Mel's Diner

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4th Street, Reno, NV 89523
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Renton, Washington
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh and good. But I only eat French fries. They give you a huge portion. I can never finish them. I have friends who order other things and can't finish their food too.

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Thank Melissa E
Bellevue, Washington
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247 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Excellent service, food and great experience. Happy to have found this on our spring break with our granddaighter!

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Thank Gjabsama
Spanaway, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The wife and I eat here at least once during our visit. Food is good and we like to get there early on the weekdays for the steak and egg special. I have to say that I was a litttle disappointed that the table jukeboxes seem to work less and less when we go, which is the main reason I... More 

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Thank tenyrps
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This was an excellent place to enjoy a well made meal. Especially the breakfast menu. Great host's and hostesses and good cooks.

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Thank Beau H
Henderson, Nevada
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The people that work here really know service. Coffee cup never gets to empty, fast service with smiles.Really good diner food with super fair prices and great portion size. Casino is attached but the clients after hours are a little sketchy.We came back three times for the food.

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Thank michele4063
Gridley, California
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We spent the weekend in Reno and stayed at the Sand's. We decided to try Mel's, since it was on the property and it looked like it had a fun vibe. The décor was fun and so was the music. Our waitress was rude when we asked about something on the menu however, we went ahead and ordered our food.... More 

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Thank AlliMac722
Cambria, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Mel's is in a rather run down part of Reno. Staff was friendly and the food was good. I was looking for a burger place downtown that had the "best burger in Reno ~ maybe the world" but I guess it closed. This burger was good but nothing like the one downtown I had 20 years ago.

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Thank Bigred4414
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

My son and I ate breakfast here, and we ordered pretty much the least expensive items for breakfast--bill came to $30.00 without tip. It wasn't like we ordered steak and eggs--food was good, just highly over priced

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Thank Sonia K
La Canada, California
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724 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

When we were there, street people were there also...a woman sat, apparently for two hours, at a table painting her nails. The restaurant is located inside the Sands casino. The area surrounding the restaurant and casino is rather dilapidated...it does not feet safe...there are run down motels across the street and homeless wandering the streets right outside the restaurant. It's... More 

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Thank Rogerdob
Olympia, Washington
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We actually drove there in late May 2016. This place is really something else, big menu, lots to choose from and it's open 24/7. Food is good, and plenty to share. The milkshakes are excellent.

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Thank Oly360

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4th Street, Reno, NV 89523
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?