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Mel's Diner

1603 Airport Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-7951
+1 501-767-0595
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
11 Apr 2017
“Great breakfast and service in 1950s atmosphere”
13 Oct 2016
“Clique, clack, clique”
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Diner, American
1603 Airport Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-7951
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

We have eaten breakfast and lunch here and thoroughly enjoy the great meal, terrific service and very affordable price. Msinly serves regulars who seem to have been coming for years and is off the beaten track on Airport Rd, but is worth a visit for...More

Thank JoaquinCartagena
Reviewed October 13, 2016

This place has a set group of persons who attend to their Hot Springs gossip, mumbo jumbo in the know daily. The serving staff could care less about you if you are not known to them. Tourist trap this is not! Their grits are great....More

1  Thank Arkansas Traveler Ruth
Reviewed February 28, 2016

There is a cricket, yes a cricket in the kitchen. The cricket is Cricket Graves the owner and chef who only serves her patrons for daily breakfast and lunch Monday thru Friday. What to eat? Just shut the door behind you, look to your left...More

Thank pinkmartini33
Reviewed April 27, 2015

Our lunch was delicious with smothered steak for hubby and liver & onions for me. We each had mashed potatoes and veggies. The cornmeal pancake was an unexpected surprise. The price was reasonable. The wait staff was attentive. Our food was served very quickly.

Thank Brubaby
Reviewed August 16, 2014

We have eaten at Mel's several times for lunch. The brisket cheeseburger is great! Very tender smoked brisket, bar-b-que sauce piled on a cheeseburger--- messy and good. They also have a daily special that has always been good. The menu has many options, plate lunch,...More

1  Thank mpar0
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Cash or Check only Good burger made from fresh beef. It reminds you of Mel's Diner the TV show. It all happens at a slow pace but the food was good. They are open from 6am to 2pm, so it is just breakfast and lunch.

1  Thank M3kerry
Reviewed June 4, 2013

They serve burgers and fries which are very tasty, but you must try the plate lunch specials. Great food at great prices!

Thank dawnah
Reviewed March 31, 2012

have eaten there several times over the years but in my opinion it has a little to much grease for me.

Thank joel m
Reviewed September 30, 2011

The food is good the atmosphere is a unique 60"s era with wonderful southern hospitality. A nice little place to eat breakfast or lunch....

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed August 18, 2011

Food was very good. Very quaint. Could have done without the bug on the outside of my coffee cup but otherwise it was nice

Thank KenSuSu
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Diner, American
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  • Address: 1603 Airport Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-7951
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-767-0595
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