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Mel's Diner

American, Diner
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314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
+1 509-248-5382
05:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 23:00
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Kelowna, Canada
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254 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove to location on the main drag, parking in adjacent lot or on the street. 1. Name: Been around forever, and it is a diner. 7/10 2. Décor: Large bar, tables and booths. Older building, lots of windows, carpet, busy walls, padded metal chairs, arborite type tables 7/10 3. Ambiance: Retro style, casual, not up market. 6.5/10 4. Menu: Extensive... More 

Thank Britishcanadianeh
Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun décor and good food. Our server was really helpful and our food came promptly and well presented. We ate well.

Thank BrendaReasTrips
Erlanger, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Very good food, good prices, friendly staff. I got the grilled chicken dinner. It came with a nice size salad, a potato, (I chose mashed potatoes), and garlic (Texas) toast. Chicken was juicy and flavorful, mashed potatoes were so good, but I forgot to ask for gravy on the side, so it had too much for me. The toast was... More 

Thank Becky M
Riverside, Iowa
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Great decor; service was good but it was crazy. I went on a Sunday and it was really busy. The wait was not that long only 10 minutes; ordered beefalo burger and stood at the bar stool right by the place where the food was cooked. There were a lot of orders so it took a little longer than I... More 

Thank uncvcutraveller
Tumwater, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Harkening back to old time diners, Mel's certainly fits the bill. The staff was super friendly and our coffee cups were never empty. The décor is a little tired and a little clean-up could be done.

Thank Steve1C73
Mobile, AL
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

If you are in the mood for a good old fashioned breakfast, no quinoa here, it is the place to go. I had eggs, corned beef hash, toast and great service. The coffee was really good too. I eat there again without hesitation.

Thank Karl H
Eugene, Oregon
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Wasn't sure about it due to location but the restaurant itself is very nice and clean. Service wasn't anything to write home about but I have feeling the regulars which there are plenty of are well taken care. I had liver and onions, I always get liver and onions when it shows up on a menu. It's best with bacon... More 

Thank JuanRCabrillo
Montesano, Washington
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Great wait staff good food service is great. Just food like any diner nothing to separate them from any other diner.

Thank dadoffivesons
Manchester, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Yet another top spot found here. Walking into the typical 1950s diner and we were greeted by staff and taken to our table. Service was prompt and not rushed at all. The food was tasty, plentiful and of good quality. There is a good menu with lots of choice. Highly recommend

Thank BA001
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Both of us had the prime rib with baked potato. We had asked for medium rare but it wasn't. The potatoes were under baked and not very hot. Our server was friendly.

Thank Nova L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Yakima
  • Phone Number: +1 509-248-5382

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