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Mel's Diner

314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
+1 509-248-5382
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak tips” (7 reviews)
“hot rod” (5 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Diner
314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Mel's based on reviews. Food, service and coffee were all good. Love the atmosphere and theme.

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in during a road trip. The food was typical diner food. Large portions but nothing to really rave about. Service was ok. We were able to get in and out in a quick amount of time. We enjoyed the chili and the beefalo...More

Thank Dani H
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This place obviously uses the cheapest ingredients available and while at first look you might like the fun decor, a closer look reveals a very dirty and grimy restaurant. Bathrooms were sickeningly gross. Not sure if the floors have ever been mopped. Waitress was nice...More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Being from San Francisco, I have fond memories of the original Mel's Drive-in on Van Ness Avenue, and the portrayal of a sock hop kind of place in the movie American Graffiti. This Mel's Diner in Yakima is all of that, rock and roll music...More

Thank olblu92
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Back end of a car with fins in the entry way and vinyl booths are just some of the car theme in this very friendly and clean restaurant. Our breakfast was delicious and the menu entices to try it for other meals.

Thank jav9206
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here on a weekend & had a small wait. The decor was so interesting, the 5-10 minute wait passed quickly! The wait staff was responsive & items often "just appeared" on our table! The food was delicious! A wonderful dining experience!

Thank Rena N
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

One of the only places still open after a tournament and it didn't disappoint. Prices were fair, but the food was great. Had the Kobe/Angus Beef Burger, very good. Milkshakes and fries were delicious. Funky diner interior with pink and teal metallic vinyl booths and...More

Thank Andiamovivo
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We stopped here for breakfast on our way through and we're not sorry. Really good breakfast and great coffee. Friendly service that never lets your cup go dry. Food was very good.

Thank Slamb752016
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We loved this place. This was 'that American Diner' that you imagine. We had breakfast here. Of course the food was huge. I ordered an omelette which came with hashbrown. WHAT? It also comes with toast AND pancakes? No thanks, I can't eat that much!!...More

Thank Max845
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Fried pork chops and eggs at 3:00 A.M. No problem. Just like homemade. The steak tips and eggs are to die for. The first time I visited Mel's was when I first moved up here from Florida in 1984. I told the waitress that I...More

Thank Allan H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Yakima
  • Phone Number: +1 509-248-5382
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