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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“banana split” (344 reviews)
“finger food” (96 reviews)
“fries” (288 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 00:00 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had lunch and we all got burgers! It was very good! Waitress could have been a little better but we would go back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ebow120
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time at Mel’s. The atmosphere was amazing with beautiful paintings on the windows. Food was just as wonderful. Will be back again!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Erikalin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a nice place. The food was great. I wanted to buy another meal but didn’t. Service was terrific.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 372kenyattap
Reviewed 1 week ago

The prices for the food that you receive is not that great anymore! They charge $1.10 for added cherry to your soft drink! Highway robbery! Will unfortunately not be going back. Our waitress wanted to do anything but her job.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a late night breakfast and had a great meal (eggs, bacon, grits and toast) that was exactly what we wanted after a long day of site seeing. Atmosphere is warm and friendly and the staff is attentive and fast. Prices very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marhath
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pot raost is just like i like it - no knife required. Simmered for weeks (I think they say 14 hours) it just falls apart. It comes with Texas toast and two sides from selection of many. The cole slaw was the only negative...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rkj1111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere with great food. Old fashion cooking. A true Hamburger that is delicious. Wait a few but worth it. Parking lot always full anytime of day!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mimi431975
Reviewed 1 week ago

You wait in line to get in and to get out, but it's worth it! Like eating in a little hamburger joint in the 50's! Quaint and delicious. Will go back!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Judy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is in a street car setting with old music playing. The food is very good with a generous portion and the service is great.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down the best banana split ever!!! Shared by 3 people and had some left over and we didn’t even get the 6 scooper. 😍

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Zandria16
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Questions & Answers
Raven H
17 October 2018|
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Response from MelsManager | Property representative |
We have been here for 26 years
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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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 - 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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