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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“banana split” (307 reviews)
“burgers” (222 reviews)
“fries” (246 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 2 days ago via mobile

We heard a lot of good reviews so we wanted to try it. When we arrived we were seated and told our server would be with us shortly. We waited over 10 mins and no one came to take our order no drinks or anything....More

Thank Pollyeann
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere! You've definitely gotta try a banana split! This place has a great retro feel to it. They also sell Mel's Diner merchandise.

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mel's is amazing and the food is amazing but to be honest, you can pay just as much or less for food at a larger restaurant.. So it is a bit costly.

Thank Brittany M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food here was great. I was thinking it was going to be the thin 50’s type patty so I ordered the double mushroom Swiss and man it was a monster. I wasn’t expecting large patties. We actually went here twice while on vacation and...More

Thank tazman569
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had a burger and it was amazing!!! Loved the atmosphere it made me feel like we were going back in time. Our waitress was amazing and very helpful

Thank Kelli D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Mel’s has been better in the past, food was very good but the service was OK. Nothing to brag about. Server was doing her job, our motivation to coming in was the eclectic diner and not the service I guess.

Thank robY7211DR
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place has the absolute best burgers and fries! Very friendly staff and a great atmosphere. We will definitely go back!

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I didn't give this place a five rating because it lacked a little from the wait staff. They were all friendly enough but ours never could see when we needed a refill. We had to ask for our refills. At checkout the girl was helping...More

Thank AmandaWHearn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place Always busy A blast from the past Hidden We found by accident Went twice for bkfst Loud busy and great for kids and nostalgic loving people Wall signs and pics great

Thank shaman117
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The catfish was excellent, my wife had a cheeseburger, chicken tenders, breakfast and a kid's mac and cheese rounded out our meal. We left full and have plans to return on our next trip. All of the employees were cheerful and engaging.

Thank Obie W
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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