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Original Mel's of Reno

#61 of 714 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501-1132
+1 775-337-6357
00:00 - 23:59
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El Paso, Texas
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the Sands Regency Hotel in Reno,Nevada, we decided to eat breakfast there before an all day outing. Delicious,generous proportions,excellent staff and service, nicely decorated reminiscent of the golden oldies era, you can not ask for more!! Try their various selections and you will become a repeat customer!! We will be back as soon as possible!!

Thank ricklo777
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stopped in for breakfast. We were seated right away, served good food and had great service. Good place to eat!

Thank gshoemate
Reno, Nevada
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133 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The special is a good value for the price, available 6Am-11AM M/F. Service was reasonable, and pleasant, but not exceptional. Food was good. Place was clean. Would recommend.

Thank hagar2935
Niceville, Florida
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We always enjoy Mel's. The menu variety and cheerful service offer a pleasant uncomplicated dining experience. The San Francisco burger is my favorite and always good.

Thank Smith61
carmel highlands ca
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This place is a bit hidden in Boomtown...but the feel of this 50's shop is awesome the food and the people are great. If you are near the area, take a swing by, you won't regret it!

Thank MSevle
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2016

My family likes the food there and portion is big. All servers seem to be very happy and friendly working there and they make you feel welcomed.

Thank Charles L
Austin, Texas, USA
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Had the chicken-fried steak. I Would not recommend it. It was CRisp, tuff, and no flavor. I am from texas aND know what gpod Chicken fried steak Is........

Thank chuckrwilks
Reno, Nevada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We go at least weekly (Boomtown location) and have never had a bad meal. What made me go to the review was THE PUMPKIN MILKSHAKE! Unbelievably DELICIOUS. I tried one at another restaurant and didn't even come close. They blend with real pumpkin pie at Mel's. The staff are always nice and friendly and management are always walking around ensuring... More 

Thank Deehab
Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My second time eating at Mel's, first breakfast though. The breakfast burrito I had was great, my family all enjoyed their breakfasts as well. Decently priced at less than $50 for four of us. Service was a tad slow, but it was 10am on a Sunday and the place was packed!

Thank EZGruv
Bullhead City, Arizona
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This location is a diner from the old school, thick malts, great french fries, burgers and more. The 50's-60's ambiance is authentic. Great place to grab a bite.

Thank DF B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501-1132
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 775-337-6357
Home Of American Grafitti

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