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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"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
"Fun place to eat and be entertained!"
Everyone was very friendly, food was ver good, and the singing servers were amazing. We bought two double CDs (Matt's) and a single CD by Kelly. Also, the shop had nice gifts. We would definitely stop again!
Reviewed on June 3, 2013
Last visited in May of 2013
The food is ok, but it is not a place to go if you are with a group. Very unfriendly and down right rude to groups. I am talking about management & hostess. Will not go back!
Reviewed on April 30, 2013
Last visited in October of 2012
ate there last week, service great, food far above average. we will return next trip to Branson
Reviewed on April 20, 2013
Last visited in April of 2013
"This is a MUST for Us each time we are in Branson"
My friend john and I eat at least 2 or more time every time we are in Branson in May and November. The food is ALWAYS EXCELLANT and we are so happy to see Matt, Jimmy, and Travis, they have become our vacation friends whom we are always glad to see and talk to, Keep up the excellent work as we are loyal customers and always look forward to visiting the diner and our friends.
Reviewed on March 17, 2013
Last visited in November of 2012
Diner was great .. The singers were excellent. Jon Sager was so wonderful... Saw him last night in the valley. He remembered us from the grill last year... Will be back to Branson and will definitely stop in again
Reviewed on March 4, 2013
Last visited in May of 2012
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
My wife & I have been coming to Branson for over 25 years & usually make a stop at the Hard Luck Cafe because in the past, the food was always great & the prices were right. Last October, however, as we made our usual stop there, we found that things had changed drastically. We ordered the corn chowder, which we have had before, however this time it tasted like someone had put vinegar in it. It was uneatable. Also, the cornbread was extremely dry & tasteless. The pricesd also seemed to have doubled since our last visit the year before. Unfortunately, the Hard Luck is yet another restaurant that we have crossed off our list while visiting Branson.
Reviewed on March 1, 2013
Last visited in October of 2012
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