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Mel's Classic Diner

119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
+1 865-429-2184
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“banana split” (317 reviews)
“finger food” (88 reviews)
“fries” (268 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
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Reviewed yesterday

Very friendly service. Our food was out in a short time and was very good. Mel’s is my favorite place to eat breakfast in Pigeon Forge! Will definitely go back again!

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed yesterday

What I mean by the Title is that it has what you'd expect, the decor, the food, the waitresses, and the pass through window with multiple cooks behind it. Went there with a party of 3 that had been working on a hot day. Sat...More

Thank KevinW
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whether it's a late night snack,breakfast or lunch, you always get a great meal. Friendly service, love the atmosphere. The food is always good, and never a long wait no matter how busy they are.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is a really cool place to eat. Has lots of stuff to look at and read on the walls. Wait wasn’t long at all (Monday) and the service was wonderful, very friendly and we got our meal really fast! It was so tasty....More

Thank Carrie D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great lil restaurant you might have to wait but you won't be disappointed the food is fabulous and the staff is amazing very nice and friendly you'll go in as a customer but feel like family when you leave the burgers are...More

Thank Eric W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A cute little diner with excellent desserts and themed dishes! My boyfriend and I shared some of Fonzi's cheese sticks as an appetizer and each got a tasty hot dog with fries.

Thank Ashley11187
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A cute little place that is open until 1 am, opens at 7. Very clean, and the food was good. They even had souvenir tee shirts for sale. My only complaint was that it was very cold inside. Employees were very friendly

Thank Rene G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We remembered eating here in the past many times but this time was a big disappointment. The waitress was not friendly, the service was very slow and the food was not good, to our surprise. One meal was good, the hamburger steak with gravy. But...More

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Super friendly and consistently good food. Meatloaf is one of my favs and breakfast is also always good. Portions are plentiful and esp if you go for ice cream - the banana split is huge (better plan on splitting it)!

Thank NEWelch
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we came to Mel’s after a long day at Dollywood. After a short wait, Lisa R. was quick with our party of 7’s drinks including 3 delicious milkshakes. Our dinner meal did NOT disappoint! Came out timely, hot, and so great!...More

Thank kellysJ5193IT
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Questions & Answers
4 June 2017|
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Response from fishingtater | Reviewed this property |
they have vegan omelettes and salads during the meal time hours
16 March 2017|
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Response from Gabriel R | Reviewed this property |
Yes and they are the best I have ever ate!!
Kenny C
4 September 2016|
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Response from SueAnn7 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kenny, I think they could. If I remember right, the diner is a little narrow and all booths. But, very little step up into the place and the food was good diner food. The wait staff was very nice and I'd bet they will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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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