Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Closed Easter Sunday
Carry Out, Dine In
Entrée Price Ranges:
$1-5, $11-15, $6-10
Country Cooking, Hamburgers
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Branson's original home of the singing servers, the 50's style Mel's Hard Luck Diner in Branson, Missouri serves up an extra helping of live entertainment along with their delicious diner-style dishes. The servers, hosts, cooks, and cashiers at Mel's Hard Luck Diner are accomplished singers, song writers, and musicians who perform in many of the Branson evening shows and two have even appeared on American Idol! Guests of Mel's Hard Luck Diner will enjoy huge helpings of classic and today's hits including country, pop, blues, gospel, and rock 'n roll in a fun, soda-shop setting. Mel's Hard Luck Diner in Branson offers a full-service menu complete with breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections such as country fried steak, pot roast, shrimp, and a good selection of soups, salads and sandwiches including Chicken Salad, Club Sandwich, Broccoli and Cheese Soup as well as fantastic desserts such as Root Beer Float, Banana Split, shakes, malts, and sundaes.
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jeff r. moran
"excellant food and 2 very good waiters/singers"
john and I were in the diner last week and also 2 weeks before that as we drive 5 1/2 hours to branson to visit friends and we always go to the diner to eat and hear travis and jimmy sing, the are the B E S T !!!! the food is always great and those 2 guys make the atmosphere so good as their singing and taking care of us at our table is always at the very top. they are the best jeff and john from quincy illinois
Reviewed on June 20, 2016
Best part of trip to Branson. Wonderful entertainment.
Reviewed on April 8, 2016
"when in Branson"
I make it to Branson yearly and hit mel's every time. Found it by accident the 1st time, they are ever friendly and the entertainment is great. One time not only let our dog come in due to heat but treated her like a human with water, treat and lots of love. food is great. Can't wait to go back in may.
Reviewed on January 18, 2015
Last visited in May of 2015
"Great place to eat and enjoy listening to your server."
Mel's Hard Luck Diner is great place! The menu has a wide variety of entrees and food is great. Really fun listening to the servers and watching them enter act with customers. One might be inclined to call it a (lunch) dinner show.
Reviewed on September 19, 2014
Last visited in June of 2014
"Always go to Mel's"
Every visit to Branson (6 to 10 times a year), Mel's is required stop regardless if we are there for a weekend or for a week or more. The food is excellent, the service is fantastic and the music is the best in town.
Reviewed on July 7, 2014
Last visited in April of 2014
This was our first time visiting Mel's and what made us decide to go here were the reviews on this website and that it was near the Christmas store. We had such a good time with the singing servers and the food was excellent! The portion size is large and you get a lot of bang for your buck. For example, you can get a burger combo for $13.99 that includes a burger, fries, and shake that you will be hard pressed to finish! Our server Sonya was wonderful! You get a meal and a show all in one. We will definitely be back.
Reviewed on July 5, 2014
Last visited in July of 2014
"Fun play to eat!"
We eat at Mel's quite often. The food is great and the singers are so entertaining!
Reviewed on December 17, 2013
Last visited in December of 2013
"My third visit"
Each server who sang was wonderful and Jason Sager's CD has a permanent place in my car player!
Reviewed on December 3, 2013
Last visited in November of 2013
"good entertainment and food"
john sager is the best singer at this place, food very good, but john make it better
Reviewed on August 7, 2013
Last visited in August of 2013
We had a great time. They are all wonderful singers. The food was excellent. We could not have been more pleased. We will return.
Reviewed on July 22, 2013
Last visited in July of 2013
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