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Mel's Hard Luck Diner

2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
+1 417-332-0150
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burgers” (201 reviews)
“banana split” (75 reviews)
“fries” (174 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like 50's and 60's soda shops, this is the place for you. Hamburgers, chicken and ice cream are the best. They also have singing waiters and waitresses that are very good.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Mels Hard Luck Diner is a must do for me when I go to Branson. I love the singing waiters and the food is consistently good. We had the Pattie Melt and the Chicken Salad on Croissant. They were both very good. I was still...More

Thank Cheryl a
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Atmosphere is great and food is fun. Be sure to visit and hear local talent sing as they walk around your table.

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the place! The kids enjoy it every time we go and eat their food. Great prices and more food than I can eat.

Thank Holly C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in the off season so only 2 singing waiters. They were very nice and actually very good. Our waiter was extremely nice angs efficient, unfortunately i cant recall his name, but he was great. The food was mediocre. Nothing to write about. But...More

Thank Hap9003
Reviewed 1 week ago

An entertaining family friendly restaurant. All the waiters and waitresses walk around and sing to you. We went in December, so they were singing Christmas Song's. The food was wonderful too. My husband and kids enjoyed it, and we will probably make that a most...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to make the time to visit really unusual restrant. The food is great we had hamburgers and you can get an old fashioned milk shake that is completely delious. The young singers wail on on your table and show off their singing while...More

Thank 445ronaldo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and talented, singing servers. Definitely worth the stop and worth the price. Also, there are coupons available in most of the flyers around town.

Thank jgard0238
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was fast. We got there right before the lunch crowd so our food arrived pretty fast. We ordered fried green beans.. delicious!! I had the potato soup...also very delicious. The waiters took turns singing various songs in between waiting tables. Great prices

Thank lorinjer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. We stopped here for dinner our first night in Branson and were not disappointed! I had the chicken salad which was delicious. All of the items on the menu were reasonably priced and the best part....all of the wait staff take turns...More

1  Thank Funbun2000
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Response from WIlliamMone | Property representative |
Hello, the age limit is 12.
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1 April 2017|
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Response from kritertracks | Property representative |
Because we are in a very popular tourist town and cannot always predict the crowd flow, we are giving this information based on the averages, subject to change if a several large family groups or bus groups should arrive at... More
1 August 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Branson
  • Phone Number: +1 417-332-0150
  • E-mail
Home of Branson's original singing servers. A 50s themed diner offering music from the decades of the 50s and 60s and on up to today. A variety of singing styles, pop, rock, showtunes, opera, gospel, country, etc. Food offerings include burgers, sandwiches, great salads, blue plate specials and save room for some of the best and biggest desserts to be found.
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