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Mel's Classic Diner

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119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
+1 865-429-2184
07:00 - 00:00
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Scottsville, Kentucky, United States
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I haven't been to Mel's since 92 when they opened. They must be doing something right to keep that small location packed. I had the pulled pork plate...it was a small portion of meat but they made up for it with the flavor

Thank JosephVargo
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Their service and atmosphere were great! The burgers were a disappointment 😕, they had no taste. We stopped there because of the name, going back to the tv show "Alice" in the 1970's.

Thank Mike W
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After coming to Pigeon Forge for years we finally tried Mel's Diner. The atmosphere was nice and the food was very good. Also it was reasonable. We will definitely come back again. Waitress was very pleasant and attentive.

Thank halfpintHuntsville
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The prompt service was excellent. Our food was out quickly and very hot! I will come back again. Staff is super friendly!

Thank Oscarspurplemom
Franklin, Kentucky
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684 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A business associate and I decided to try Mel’s Diner for dinner and it turned out to be a great decision. The diner’s parking lot was full and that was one of the reasons that we decided to eat there. We passed many restaurants but not as full as this one. Upon entering I noticed that the restaurant was full... More 

Thank DrMarc9491
Opp, Alabama
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely love everything about Mel's Diner! The food, the music, the atmosphere is wonderful! Kinda takes you back to the simpler days! And one thing for sure, You will never leave there hungry, and if you do it's your own fault!

Thank dkcrutchfield
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great place to eat. Food was really good. Service was good. And it stays open late. I will go back.

Thank LaRue W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by this place on a whim. We were across the street at the Track, and were hungry for lunch, so we popped in. We were seated right away. The first thing I noticed was how friendly the workers are. The decor is fun. At the recommendation of our waitress, I had the catfish plate. It was delicious. We... More 

Thank Satheavy M
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to be one of worst meal I ever had while in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. Pre made and I believe frozen burgers, with terrible taste Made several members of my family sick. Milkshakes very thin and not very good. Had made this a stop on our yearly trip not any more. Obviously more interested in getting more people through... More 

Thank David R
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93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Marsha was our waitress. Very friendly. Food was good. I had scrambled eggs, grits, bacon and pancakes. Delicious. The only thing I would change is I wish they had real whipped butter not the fake butter spread they use. Would definitely go back.

Thank Tngal47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Pigeon Forge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-429-2184

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