Reviews

Very 50s diner. Good food, personable wait staff and nice ambience and immaculately clean. Definitely worth a visit!
Gentle Giant via google.com - May 24, 2017
Great food, attentive staff, homey atmosphere! ... read more
Natalie T via google.com - May 23, 2017
We had a great time at Mel's! It was recommended to us by a local. The portions were super generous and the menu had SO MUCH to choose from! They offer both marble and light rye, which we were happy about. They did charge me $1.89 for a side of salsa for my omelet. I was not told it would cost extra when I asked for it, otherwise I w ... read more
Rachel Martinich via google.com - May 21, 2017
better for breakfast
it is a little crowded and noisy but the food and service is good has good parking good prices very clean ... read more
kay b via tripadvisor.com - May 2, 2017
Happy folks working here and sooooo many tasty choices.
Toby Metcalf via google.com - Apr 29, 2017
We go to Mel's about once a week. Long family history in Wayland. Live in Natick but always go to M
We go to Mel's about once a week. Long family history in Wayland. Live in Natick but always go to Mel's for Breakfast.
CJ Hohn via facebook.com - Apr 20, 2017
There is great service. the food is really delicious. ... read more
Leonardo Martins Jr via google.com - Apr 18, 2017
Good omelet ... read more
Ira Cohen via google.com - Apr 17, 2017
Great food!
I was looking for a place that served breakfast late into the morning, and I started driving from the Hampton Inn in Natick. Just a few minutes away I spotted Mel's. I went inside, was greeted warmly and shown to a table immediately. Service was prompt and I had coffee and a menu in under a minute. Very extensive menu with about any ... read more
Nitroxprt via tripadvisor.com - Apr 10, 2017
Foods great waitresses are extremely rude though ... read more
Angela Wood via google.com - Apr 9, 2017
Great food. Got the Potato pancake eggs bene. Back here again as its across the st from my new job
Great food. Got the Potato pancake eggs bene. Back here again as its across the st from my new job.
Karen Gizzie via facebook.com - Apr 7, 2017
Very Popular, Full Breakfast only
Breakfast to mid day only, very popular, always crowded and good food.Very good service and great parking.
tamingofthestew via tripadvisor.com - Mar 29, 2017
Love the deliciously ambiance , viva old Americana , the best fresh food mouth watering food , cooked on the spot as soon as ordered . As well Mel's and staff soooo pleasant thank you , merci ... read more
michele krahmer via google.com - Mar 20, 2017
Service was great our waitress was very friendly and fun and the food was good and definately got y
Service was great our waitress was very friendly and fun and the food was good and definately got your money's worth ... read more
Beth Barry-Villani via facebook.com - Mar 19, 2017
Classic breakfast/lunch spot for anyone in Wayland ... read more
Robert Barnacle via google.com - Feb 23, 2017
Best breakfast ever. You need to go and enjoy it. Awesome food and service.
Gisela Attadia via google.com - Feb 23, 2017
"Traditional Sunday morning breakfast."
My wife and I visited late Sunday morning to this long-standing traditional family owned diner. We arrived about 11 AM and there was a long line as usual. We were fortunate that we were a couple because a table for two opened up immediately. We live locally and have come often for 20 years but I would not consider us regulars. The ... read more
Barry G via tripadvisor.com - Feb 19, 2017
WOW. How time has changed
I used to frequent this small cafe as a child, when it was besides the old Cochituate pharmacy. How times change. The new cafe is now totally modernized and is packed with loyal patrons. I dined here in a family party of 16 for breakfast. I ordered the eggs benedict which was absolutely wonderful. My brother ordered the Irish version ... read more
dojoeye4 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 18, 2017
Love diner like places. Everyone was very friendly. Great food too.
William Fries via google.com - Feb 18, 2017
Great little diner
As with many diners, the food tends to better than the service. Really nice selection of diner fare - breakfasts, sandwiches, wraps, and so forth. Got a breakfast for lunch - very good. Added bonus - they have sourdough toast! Usually I can only find that in California. Recommended.
DaveTUSC via tripadvisor.com - Feb 13, 2017
Great food ... read more
Jake Capra via google.com - Feb 10, 2017
Great selection. Generous portions. Good service. Good value. Quintessential neighborhood diner.
Denise Strauss via google.com - Feb 6, 2017
Great place to  have breakfast ...
Great place to  have breakfast anytime of day ,  they do have lunch as well , Mon thru Sunday. Close at 3pm . Home made food great staff as well .. prices are reasonable, lots of food too ... daily specials , family owned , check it out ... read more
Doggypatchable .. via yelp.com - Jan 30, 2017
Decent breakfast diner. Try the egg bennys!
Dani Fuchs via google.com - Jan 16, 2017
Mel's has a HUGE menu with lots ...
Mel's has a HUGE menu with lots of great options for breakfast and lunch! Very clean, well managed, and a fun place to grab a bite. If you're coming on a Sunday morning there can sometimes be a bit of a wait because of churchgoers, but they have a pretty quick turnover rate and I've never had to wait too long!My favorite thing on the ... read more
Yara F. via yelp.com - Jan 9, 2017
Always great food in family atmosphere
This is a mainstay for us...Saturday mornings before errands, Sunday mornings after church. My kids literally grew up in Mel's. Same great people serving you week in and week out and a consistent menu of favorite breakfast and lunch items! My only issue is that it has become breakfast for almost the price of dinner. I get that prices ... read more
Nancy S via tripadvisor.com - Dec 6, 2016
Excellent breakfast options and friendly service.
Kelly griffin via google.com - Dec 4, 2016
Mel's has a large, diverse menu ...
Mel's has a large, diverse menu and is reasonably priced! I had the Chicken Pesto Panini. The bread on the panini was what they called a "special Indian wood fired naan flatbread." Inside the bread was a heavenly combination of roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken, pesto and provolone cheese. The bread wasn't overly crisp ... read more
Lauren W. via yelp.com - Dec 3, 2016
Awesome Omletes
Find myself there every Sunday! Really great omletes and breakfast foods. Pancakes, Waffles, eggs, etc.
funseeker867 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 27, 2016
Service is good, and the atmosphere ...
Service is good, and the atmosphere is pretty nice. I like how this is a family-run place. However, for a breakfast place it IS a little pricey, and you can tell that some of the food (such as the homefries) are frozen not fresh. 3 stars because it is very average, there's nothing special or different about this place except the deco ... read more
Christina S. via yelp.com - Nov 26, 2016
Awesome place! Great breakfast and great help! Specials are awesome! Keep up the great work!
Awesome place! Great breakfast and great help! Specials are awesome! Keep up the great work!
Luca Vagnini via facebook.com - Nov 20, 2016
Great Breakfast - Get the Muffins as an App:-)
Really enjoyed our breakfast here and would recommend it. It was crowded on a Sunday so we waited for about 15 minutes. While waiting we had a blueberry and coffecake muffin. They were delicious.(In fact, we picked up another 4 on our way out...). The chocolate chip and double chocolate chip looked great as well. Nice Diner atmosphe ... read more
J0hnPM10 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 15, 2016
Good basic food fairly priced.
Susan Coppock via google.com - Nov 14, 2016
TERRIFIC BREAKFAST OR LUNCH
This is our favorite restaurant for breakfast or lunch where you can have breakfast even at lunchtime. The choices for breakfast or lunch are many, and all are delicious. Even the muffins are fantastic. I know I am raving, but honestly we think this is the best place for breakfast in Metro West. My favorite is Irish Eggs Benedict whi ... read more
newg4ff via tripadvisor.com - Nov 9, 2016
Great place for dinner after church.
We make it a point to go here on our annual visit from Wyoming. So many great things to choose from. Only open for breakfast and lunch, till 2:00 p.m. except Sunday till 2:00 p.m. On Sunday they only serve from the breakfast menu but it is great. Purchase muffins or other goodies on the way out!
Just_Plain_Ornery via tripadvisor.com - Oct 18, 2016
A Great Couples Breakfast
I've never been here before but was pleasantly surprised. Good food, good service. and reasonable prices. I would definitely come back and recommend this restaurant for others.
MRK-Portland via tripadvisor.com - Oct 11, 2016
Typical breakfast and lunch joint ...
Typical breakfast and lunch joint with an extensive menu.  The wait staff are super friendly and tend to go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Unfortunately the kitchen is slow. You typically wait 20 minutes for your food to arrive.
Anrana S. via yelp.com - Oct 3, 2016
Favorite Breakfast Spot
Whether alone, with my wife, or with out-of-town guests this is a favorite spot for breakfast. The pancakes or French Toast are popular choices. The omelettes are always good, as are the Benedicts. (The Crab Cake Benedict is not made with Blue Crab Backfin but it's tasty.) On weekends you're apt to find a line of folks waiting to b ... read more
OldRoadWarrior60 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 25, 2016
Value and friendly service
Not many places for breakfast anymore. Mel's has withstood the test of time. How? They offer a diverse menu. Good portions, prices and you feel like your mother is serving you. There is a lot of love. Paul who works in the front is a huge asset to the business. Thinking of going out for breakfast. This the place to go.
assaantookit via tripadvisor.com - Sep 25, 2016
Nice place to grab a bite
Stopped for a solo breakfast. Sat at the counter with the regulars and reviewed last night's Sox game and all the news about town. Great food. Friendly service.
A TripAdvisor Member via tripadvisor.com - Sep 21, 2016
I love Mel's Yogurt parfait! That with a cranberry orange muffin, just perfection!
I love Mel's Yogurt parfait! That with a cranberry orange muffin, just perfection!
Deborah Roseman via facebook.com - Sep 20, 2016
Awesome food great service ... read more
Maryellen Damiano via google.com - Sep 4, 2016
Good restaurant for breakfast and lunch ... lots of comfort food dishes ...
Mel's is a staple in Wayland. Family owned. It is packed at breakfast and lunch - especially on Saturday. Service good considering the full tables at times. Better than diner food, large menu, but still reminiscent of the good old days. If you cannot find something here to enjoy, you are way too picky and need to get a life ... read more
Rwd43 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 22, 2016
Great brunch options ... read more
Bharathan Sundar via google.com - Aug 16, 2016
Good for breakfast and brunch ... read more
Sahibjot Sran via google.com - Aug 15, 2016
Best breakfast with the best service.
Been coming to Mel's since 2008 and have always had the most scrumptious meal when I do. Everything is cooked to perfection from their light and fluffy eggs to the way they prepare their bacon and sausages. Coffee is terrific and the service is always friendly and welcoming. My favorite splurging combo is two eggs, sunny side up, bac ... read more
davalvideo via tripadvisor.com - Aug 2, 2016
Always great to be at Mel's! Thanks, Connie, PJ and everyone!!!
Always great to be at Mel's! Thanks, Connie, PJ and everyone!!!
Barbara Tuthill Irby via facebook.com - Jul 29, 2016
Best breakfast place in the area
It's our regular place for breakfast, even though we have to travel a few miles to get there. Traditional breakfast. Love the sweet apple sausage links the best.
Alan S via tripadvisor.com - Jul 26, 2016
Went for breakfast with the family ...
Went for breakfast with the family and had a nice time but the food wasn't quite up to snuff. I ordered chocolate pancakes and a side of scrambled eggs. The pancakes were crispy (a plus, i think with the chocolate chips) but also quite dry and not at all fluffy. The scrambled eggs were a mess--overcooked and not at all the way good s ... read more
Dave W. via yelp.com - Jul 23, 2016
Mel's is a must stop for breakfast
The mood inside is all business, but the food is great. Not too expensive, and they will customize your order as you see fit. Be patient, and as there's often a long line at peak hours, but you won't be sorry.
Carl R via tripadvisor.com - Jun 27, 2016
Great news. I think I'll re-review tomorrow...!
Franneh Bofanneh via google.com - Jun 27, 2016
Great service with above
Six family members plus a high chair on a Sunday morn seated sooner than expected. Servise was very prompt with above avg breakfast selection which all looked good. Eggs Benny on Portuguese muffin yum. Pretty good coffee. Would recommend Mel's. Can be very busy. Plan ahead.
Jeff S via tripadvisor.com - Jun 24, 2016
Great Breakfast spot
I regularly meet friends and business associates here for breakfast. A menu priced right that has enough options for a wide variety of diets. I have never been disappointed.
John G via tripadvisor.com - Jun 16, 2016
Home-style diner
A comfortable place to eat breakfast or lunch. Casual atmosphere and fine food make for an enjoyable meal.
Jane A via tripadvisor.com - Jun 10, 2016
What a Treat!
Come hungry! Big, awesome breakfast. Large selection ay good prices. Service is unsurpassed. Great ambience - my favorite sign on the wall: "Unattended children will be given an espresso and a FREE kitten." ... read more
KrisM129 via tripadvisor.com - May 18, 2016
A delicious Mother's Day breakfast. Serice was friendly. Omelet was tasty. A bit of a wait but moved along.
Sharon MacDonald via google.com - May 8, 2016
a classic diner with all-day breakfast and huge selection
something for everyone. deluxe waffle choices, 8+ different burgers, malts, even a decent steak-and-eggs. at busy times there may be a line but it moves quickly. the waitresses are true pros ... read more
Edward S via tripadvisor.com - May 6, 2016
Just go there. ... read more
Jackie Thomas via google.com - Apr 7, 2016
I love this place! The staff is always very friendly and the service great. The food is always exce
I love this place! The staff is always very friendly and the service great. The food is always excellent. Their breakfast can't be beat! If you haven't been, you need to go.
Bob Schackner via facebook.com - Mar 22, 2016
I'm able to give this place 4 stars ...
I'm able to give this place 4 stars because I actually had a very pleasant server.  I forget her name but she had a thick European accent.  Many of the other women who work here are not very nice.   I ordered the Spudlovers Benedict and it was DELICIOUS.  Beware- it's VERY filling.  I also got a chocolate chip pancake which was great ... read more
Alison K. via yelp.com - Mar 6, 2016
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