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Mel's Restaurant

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490 Pleasant St, Holyoke, MA 01040-2424
+1 413-532-1476
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 15:30 - 21:30
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South Hadley,MA
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Think neighborhood Italian food, and not fine dining. Chicken dishes are very tender and good, and their meat red sauce is legendary. Pasta sometimes is a bit overcooked. Drinks are reasonably priced, however they really need more than 2 beers available on draft. Not an adequate choice in today's marketplace, please add a few more. Sort of a middling choice... More 

Thank RogerCVC
Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Mels for over thirty-five years. Their spaghetti and meat sauce dish is a staple of the restaurant and it's amazing. There Fried Mozzarella is fantastic and one of the best we've ever had. I will admit their hours of operation can be confusing at times and we've gone to the restaurant and found it to be... More 

Thank kp2426
Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I am back home for high school reunion and to visit family and friends. My BFF and her family eat here weekly, she brought my husband and I out tonight and our dinner was fantastic! Love the family atmosphere!!

Thank Lynnie1511
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I have been eating at Mel's restaurant since i was about 9 years old. many,many years i can't say that I have ever had a bad meal.dining in or taking out.the food is always consistent there pasta sauce is some of the best I've ever had.the fried mozzarella (appetizer) with a small side of spaghetti is a meal in it's... More 

Thank bostonbandit
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

There is something for everyone on Mels menu starting with that warm baked Italian bread, salad and appetizers. But the best on the dinner menu is anything made with that delectable homemade red pasta sauce...from spaghetti,raviolis,lasagna and more. It has a special taste that has you coming back time after time. My favorite is spaghetti and meatballs. It is a... More 

Thank Waldis7
Chicopee, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 24 April 2016

went on line it said that mels was open. it even gave the menu for the day.there were phone numbers to call. after calling many times with no one answering i drove two towns over just to find out that they were closed till may 5. these people should have left a message letting us know on the phone. poor... More 

Thank mlauzon9
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

decided to finally try Mel's after to moving to Holyoke, non descript outside, but pleasant on inside. food was good, service was excellent

Thank kbouth
Ludlow, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Lunch at meal's is very good. Food is very good. Service is great. They will bend over backwards to provide good service. Have not gone for dinner but the give you enough at lunch you don't need dinner.

Thank sherry c
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Went to Mel's last night with my son we got a good wholesome meal at a reasonable price. Nothing fancy just stick to your ribs good Italian food.

Thank Richard G
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Mel's has changed ownership through the years but maintains the high quality of Italian food with generous portions at an affordable price. If you want real Italian food go to Mel's.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 490 Pleasant St, Holyoke, MA 01040-2424
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Holyoke
  • Phone Number: +1 413-532-1476

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