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Mel's Hard Luck Diner
Mel's Hard Luck Diner

Mel's Hard Luck Diner

9.618 reviews
$$$$
American, Burgers, Diners
Ranked #4 in Branson restaurants
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  • 8.5
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  • 6.4
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2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
(417) 332-0150
https://www.melshardluckdiner.com/
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For over twenty years now, our talented servers (and sometimes cooks and bus staff) have been singing your favorite songs while serving our great food. This 1950s themed diner is home to talented, ... Read more
professional singers, songwriters and musicians. Many have been or are currently in some of Branson’s most popular productions. These are professional, award winning entertainers, including one who climbed high on American Idol. So enjoy the great food and listen to your favorite songs performed and up close... a truly unique experience you will want to share with your friends and repeat time and time again, Mel’s Hard Luck Diner, where “we sing for your supper!” Be sure to take a look around the diner and see the memorabilia and hard luck stories.

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Belle Plaine, Kansas

The wait staff sings to you while you eat, they take request. The food is great!

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Mel's is a fun place to eat. The cooks, dish washers, servers, even the cashiers might start singing for you at any moment. The food is good here and the prices aren't bad, but you go here to the fun atmosphere of hearing these employees sing.

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Local from Branson, Missouri, USA

Mel’s Hard Luck Diner is family fun! Step back into the 1950’s, grab your milkshake and enjoy their singing waiters!

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Ottawa, Canada

Delicious burgers and shakes!!!! The servers will entertain you with great music. We always try to make a stop at Mel's.

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Enjoy the entertaining Wait Staff SING as they serve you. Many of them are up-and-coming Branson Stars.
Oh, and the food is good, too!

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Little Rock, Arkansas

Love this restaurant on '76 with male and female singers as waiters and great "Happy Days" menu. We enjoy this for lunch!

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Troy, Michigan

It's always entertaining to have lunch at the Hard Luck Cafe. Be ready to be serenaded by your waiter or waitress and don't be surprised if the kitchen staff takes their turn with the microphone. You'll never find a more talented group of restaurant employees anywhere!

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Olathe, Kansas

WE SING FOR YOUR DINNER, Mel's Hard Luck Diner, singing great Gospel, Country, Show Tunes and Pop. Located on the Strip just 1/2 mile from condo. Great place to take family and great food.

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What a fun place to go and hear some great voices while dining in a 50s style diner! Awesome chili burger and dogs!

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Barron, Wisconsin

Food was great, service was too. The singer waiters made it a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend.

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The wait staff frequently sing to the guests. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, 7 days a week.

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Fun Diner, the waiters and waitresses sing.

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Love this Place.....Stars have and still Sing for their Supper

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Portland, Oregon, USA
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