The Original Mels - Reno

345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, Nevada 89501 USA

708 Reviews
Closed Now
Opens Tue 7a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • No Wifi

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“1950s nostalgia themed”

The Original Mels is even more exciting than it has been at any time in its 66 year history. With locations throughout Northern California and Reno, The Original Mels restaurants are an icon of life during the fabulous fifties in American. Take a scroll down memory lane, or better yet, jump in the car and cruise over to your local Original Mels and escape to a time when fun was allowed, the food was simple and delicious and the service was friendly and fast.

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Marissa S.

Went for some late lunch and ordered chili and cornbread. My cornbread had MOLD in it. I told the waitress and she took it away and came back to offer me a bread replacement. I politely declined... Read more

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Michael M.

Sad and pathetic this place STILL hasn't hired enough staff to be considered "normal". Only ONE waitstaff working? The people here obviously don't pay enough to find decent help and when you go... Read more

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Jerry M.

We wanted to enjoy the 50's era restaurant with a great diner style breakfast. It's been a very long time since I ate here at Mel's, but glad we were able to stop in this morning. I had the... Read more

The Original Mels - Reno

345 N Arlington Ave
Reno, Nevada
89501 USA


Closed Now
  • Fri, Sat: 7:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Sun - Thu: 7:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Does not take
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Dine In
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
  • Waitstaff
  • Outdoor Seating
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