MELS The Original

When you visit Mels, you’re experiencing part of the American dream. The first Mels was opened two days before Christmas in 1947. From that single store, Mels has Endured changes in the economy, lifestyles and still it’s a place you can visit and feel connected to a simple, delicious, comforting lifestyle. Over the years, Mels has become the place to go when you get the urge for great food and the nostalgia of “American Graffiti,” or the TV Show “Alice,” both of which took place a t Mels. Thank you for coming in today to take part in the Mels experience. We’ll do everything we can to make you glad you did!

Serving Breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours a day

Mels Diner

Breakfast Favorites

  • Huevos Rancheros


    Two eggs with corn tortillas, shredded jack and cheddar cheese, topped with avocado, ranchero sauce and sour cream. Served with refried beans

  • Mels Rib-Eye Steak and Two Eggs


    10oz Regular Cut

  • Mels Homemade Corned Beef Hash and Eggs


    Housemade with bell peppers and onions, served with fresh fruit and toast.

  • Chorizo & Eggs


    Three farm-fresh scrambled eggs with authentic chorizo. Served with re-fried beans topped with cheese, sour cream, fanned avocado, a sprinkle of green onions, salsa and corn tortillas.

  • Mels Chicken-Fried Steak and Two Eggs


  • Boom Town Burrito


    Tortilla Filled with two eggs scrambled with cheese, country sausage, Mels Potatoes and a touch of country gravy. Comes with a side of sour cream and salsa.

  • Mels 6oz. New York Steak & Two Eggs


  • The Bomb


    Almost a pound of thick-sliced ham, served on our large platter with two eggs and all the usual suspects.

  • Mels San Francisco Scramble


    Three fresh eggs, ground beef, Mels seasoning salt, fresh mushrooms and spinach scrambled with green onions and topped with Parmesan cheese. Served with toast.

  • Sunrise Sandwich


    Breakfast sandwich with two scrambled eggs and your choice of bacon, ham, or country sausage and American cheese, served on grilled, thick sourdough bread.

  • Wolfman Jack


    2 pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 strips of bacon, 1 country sausage, and ham with hash browns or Mels potatoes.

  • Breakfast Quesadilla


    Scrambled eggs with authentic chorizo, green onion, and ripe tomato with cheese stuffed into a large flour tortilla, served with sliced jalapenos on the side.

  • Bacon, Egg and Avocado Burrito


    A large, grilled flour tortilla stuffed with smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, tomato, avocado and cheese. Served with a side of salsa. ADD SAUSAGE AND DICED HAM, $2.19

  • Grilled Pork Chops and Eggs


Side Orders

  • English Muffin or Toast with Jelly


  • Buttermilk Biscuit and Gravy


  • One Egg …..$1.49 Two Eggs …..$2.89

  • Oatmeal


  • Side of ham, sausage, bacon or country sausage


  • Mels potatoes


  • Hash Browns


All Day Breakfast

All day breakfasts are served with hash browns or our famous Mels potatoes, made with premium, baked red potatoes, diced and grilled with white and green onions and Mels special seasoning salt. Substitute Egg Beaters at no extra charge.

Mels Skillets

  • Santa Fe Skillet


    Bacon and Ortega chiles scrambled with eggs and topped with avocado and melted cheese. Served with salsa and sour cream on the side.

  • Chorizo Skillet


    Mels potatoes with authentic chorizo, tomato, green onion and melted cheese. Topped with two, farm-fresh eggs any style, sliced fresh avocado and a dollop of sour cream. Served with corn tortillas or toast.

  • Alice’s Western Skillet


    Ham, bell peppers, onions and tomatoes, scrambled with eggs and topped with mixed cheese.

  • Country Skillet


    A combination of scrambled eggs, diced country sausage, link sausage and bacon, all covered with melted mixed cheese and our country gravy.

  • The Hangover


    We cover your choice of potatoes with two biscuits, two country sausages and country gravy and top it with two eggs, any style.. Add two slices of bacon or diced ham for an additional $1.99



    Choice of potatoes, two biscuits, two sausage links, two pieces of bacon and ham steak. Smothered in country gravy and topped with three eggs, any style.

Mels Three-Egg Omelettes

Omelettes served with hash browns or our famous Mels potatoes with choice of toast, muffin or biscuit and gravy. Add a side of fresh fruit $1.49

  • Denver omelette


    Three-egg omelette stuffed with ham, grilled peppers, onions and cheese mix. Served with hash browns or Mels potatoes and toast.

  • Three cheese


    with cheddar, Jack and Muenster cheese.

  • Chicken Fajita


    Sauteed onion, bell pepper, tomato and sizzling chicken breast topped with guacamole.

  • meat & cheese


    Choose from country ham, sausage or bacon with Jack and cheddar cheeses. Or have all three meats for an additional $1.99

  • chili-cheddar


    Mels famous chili with Jack and cheddar cheese.

  • vegetarian


    A blend of Jack and cheddar cheese, green onions, sliced avocado, sauteed mushrooms, tomato and sour cream.

  • Louisiana hot links


    with sauteed onions, green and red bell peppers and Muenster cheese.

  • Boom Town Omelette


    Our big, three-egg omelette stuffed with tomato, bacon , cheese and sliced avocado, topped with a dollop of sour cream.

Eggs Benedict

Served with hash browns or Mels potatoes and fresh fruit.

  • Eggs Benedict


    With your choice of ham, sliced avocado or country sausage on a grilled English muffin, topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.

  • Boom Town Benedict


    Grilled English muffin halves topped with three strips of bacon, grilled tomato slices, avocado, poached eggs and topped with hollandaise sauce.

  • Eggs florentine


    Grilled English muffin halves tipped with sliced tomato, fresh spinach, poached eggs and topped with hollandaise sauce.

Breakfast Eggs by the #

All breakfasts below served with choice of toast, muffin or biscuit and country gravy, Mels potatoes or hash browns.

  • 1. two eggs, andy style


  • 2. two eggs, three sausages or three pieces of bacon


  • 3. diced ham and scrambled eggs


  • 4. three eggs with choice of four pieces of bacon or four sausage links


  • 5. two eggs with choice of country sausage, hot link sausage, hamburger patty or ham steak




  • Mels classic sampler


    Chicken strips, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, zucchini sticks and chicken wings on a bed of MelFries with ranch dressing and marinara sauce

  • Chicken strips


    with your choice of ranch or bbq sauce on a bed of MelFries

  • Mels zesty chicken wings


    Mels original or try them with Buffalo sauce. Served with ranch.

  • Beer Battered onion rings


    Sweet Spanish onions fried crispy

  • Mels wings & fries


    Wings on a bed of MelFries.

  • Tempura battered zucchini sticks


  • chicken quesadilla


    Jack and cheddar cheese with green onion, tomato, guacamole, salsa and sour cream on a flour tortilla.

  • vegetarian quesadilla


    on a large, whole wheat tortilla with Jack and cheddar cheese, zucchini, sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes and onions.

  • Mozzarella sticks


    Battered, fried and served with marinara sauce.

Soup & chili-chili-chili

  • two fresh hot selections everyday

    Cup with Crackers ....................................................................................................$3.49 Bowl with Cornbread ......................................................................................................$4.99

  • Clam Chowder (only on Fridays)

    Cup with crackers ........................................................................................................$3.89 Bowl with cornbread ........................................................................................................$5.19

  • Chili Bowl


    With cornbread, melted cheddar cheese and onion.

Mels Fries

  • Chili MelFries


    With cheddar and Jack cheese and chopped onions.

  • Garlic MelFries


  • Gravy Melfries


    Our seasoned MelFries topped with our brown gravy.

  • Cheese MelFries


    With mixed Jack and cheddar.

  • Private reserve seasoned melfries


  • Gourmet melfries


    MelFries covered with chopped bacon, melted Jack and Cheddar cheese, diced green onions and a dollop of sour cream.

  • Curly Melfries


  • sweet potato melfries



Choose from Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Thousand Island, Balsamic Vinaigrette or Oil and Vinegar Dressings.

  • “best seller!” Mels cobb salad


    Lettuce, chopped bacon, diced chicken, avocado, scallions, egg, tomato and bleu cheese crumbles.

  • Chicken Fajita Salad


    Breast of chicken, red and green peppers and sauteed onions, served over a bed of greens with salsa, guacamole and sour cream.

  • Classic Caesar Salad


    Served with cheese toast. Add seasoned chicken for only $1.99

  • Mels Crispy chicken salad


    Fresh diced tomatoes, crumbled bacon, sliced hard-boiled egg and shredded Jack and cheddar cheese on a bed of crisp lettuce and topped with crispy sliced chicken or Buffalo-style chicken dipped in our hot wing sauce.

  • Chef Salad


    An Original Mels favorite with julienne strips of turkey, ham, cheese and hard-boiled egg over a bed of greens. Served with your choice of Bleu Cheese, Thousand Island, or Ranch

  • Soup and salad


    Bowl of soup and Mels house or Caesar salad with cornbread.

Specialty Sandwiches

All specialty sandwiches are served with choice of one side: MelsFris, coleslaw, pasta salad, cottage cheese or salad with dressing. Substitute curly Melfries for $.89 or Sweet Potato MelFries for $1.19.

  • French Dip or Turkey Dip


    Sliced roast beef or turkey breast simmered in au jus on a French roll.

  • Club Sandwich


    Carved breast of turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on white bread.

  • Beefy Cheddar


    Grilled, thick french bread topped with sliced roast beef, layered with cheddar cheese, green chilies and sliced tomato.

  • Hot Pastrami


    With lettuce and tomato on the side, served on a hamburger bun.

  • Mels Fisherman’s Sandwich


    Beer battered and deep-fried to a golden brown, topped with American cheese, coleslaw, mayo, lettuce and tomato, served on a hamburger bun.

  • chicken club


    Served on our ciabatta bread, topped with Jack cheese, avocado, bacon , lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

  • Reuben


    Pastrami with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on grilled rye.

  • Mels Vegetarian 12-grain


    Vegetarian delight with iceberg lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, avocado, Muenster cheese, red onion and cucumber.

  • Meldog


    A full quarter pound, 100% all-beef hot dog. sliced and grille. Served on a steak roll with lettuce, tomato, pickles, avocado and sliced onions.

  • Mels Chili-Cheese dog


    Mels hot dog with chopped onions and melted cheese.

  • Mels “original cheese steak” sandwich


    Served on Hoagie style bun with tender-sliced, grilled sirloin steak topped with sauteed mushrooms, grilled onions, and layered with cheese sauce, topped off with jalapeno and pepperoncini.

Burgers Shakes and More!

Mels Famous Burgers

Our famous Melburgers are prepared according to the time-honored recipe of the Original Mels. 7oz. hamburger patty, sprinkled with Mels special seasoning, cooked medium-well and served on a fresh-baked bun. Melburgers are served on a platter with your choice of one of the following: Cup of soup, luncheon salad, fresh-sliced coleslaw, Melfries, house-made pasta salad or cottage cheese.

  • Classic Melburger

    $8.59 with cheese 9.49

    Served with sliced tomato, lettuce, onion and thousand Island dressing

  • Buffalo sauce melburger


    Beef patty in buffalo sauce, topped with bleu cheese crumbles, deep-fried onion straws, shredded lettuce and tomato

  • San Francisco Melburger


    Grilled sourdough bread, a Melburger patty, cheddar cheese, bacon, avocado, grilled onion with Thousand Island dressing.

  • Boom Burger


    Our classic Melburger with cheddar cheese, bacon strips and onion rings topped with barbecue sauce.

  • Bleu Melburger


    With lettuce, tomato and melted bleu cheese crumbles on our beef patty with onion straws and mayonnaise.

  • Bacon and cheddar melburger


    Draped with cheddar cheese, two strips of bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion, with thousand island dressing.

  • Hawaiian Melburger


    Cheddar cheese over our teriyaki glazed pineapple ring, lettuce and tomato on a Melburger patty.

  • Patty melt


    Grilled hamburger patty on rye bread with cheddar cheese, sauteed onion and tomato slices.

  • Chili Melburger


    With chopped onions and melted cheese.

  • Bacon & cheddar turkey melburger


    Mels turkey burger with mayo, topped with cheddar cheese and slicees of bacon on a wheat bun.

  • Veggie Melburger


    Served on our whole wheat bun with honey mustard dressing, lettuce, tomato and pickle.

  • Deuce coupe


    Two large beef patties with choice of cheese, tomato, lettuce and onion with thousand island dressing.

  • Jalapeno Melburger


    Topped with sliced tomato, jalapenos, lettuce, grilled onions, thousand island dressing and pepper jack cheese.

  • Chicken in the buff


    Our chicken breast served with lettuce, tomato, pickle and a creamy mustard sauce served on a wheat bun.

  • Mushroom & swiss melburger


    Fresh patty on our signature bun, brushed with mayonnaise stacked on top of golden onion straws, draped with Swiss cheese and smothered in sauteed mushrooms.

  • santa fe chicken melburger


    Chicken breast with jack cheese, Ortega chilies, Lettuce, tomato, guacamole and salsa served on a wheat bun.

  • Gourmet chicken melburger


    Our chicken breast dressed up with cheddar cheese, strips of bacon, lettuce, tomato and a creamy mustard sauce, served on a wheat bun.

  • Hawaiian chicken melburger


    Mels Teriyaki glaze on a grilled chicken breast with cheddar cheese and pineapple slices, served on a wheat bun.

  • Classic lean turkey melburger


    Served with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on a wheat bun.

  • Chicken bacon melburger


    Served on our signature bun with bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and onion straws.

  • classic crispy chicken melburger


    Served on our signature bun with lettuce, tomato, and onion with a side of mayo.

  • bbq crispy chicken melburger


    Chicken breast with cheddar cheese, bacon strips and onion rings topped with BBQ sauce and served on our signature bun.

Mels Shakes and Malts

Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, Mocha Java, Oreo, Banana, Pineapple, Chocolate Chip mint, Cookie Dough, and Pralines and cream.

  • Old-Fashioned Orange Creamsicle (Specialty)


  • Joey’s Caramel monkey Crunch (Specialty)


Blue Plate Dinners

Served with dinner vegetables and cornbread plus choice of two sides: Lumpy mashed potatoes and gravy, MelFries, coleslaw, pasta salad, petite dinner salad or cup of soup. ADD additional sides for $2.29 each.

  • Prime rib and shrimp


    8oz. prime rib cut served with four pieces of our golden fried shrimp.

  • Fresh Carved turkey platter


    with dressing and cranberry sauce.

  • steak & BBQ chicken


    6oz. NY Strip steak with grilled chicken breast smothered in BBQ sauce.

  • Deep Fried chicken


    Breaded and crisp on the outside, moist and tender inside.

  • Boomtown Rib Eye


    10oz. rib eye steak with sauteed mushrooms.

  • Fisherman’s Platter


    3 pieces of beer-battered cod with tangy tarter sauce.

  • Ground round steak


    10oz. frilled and smothered with sauteed onions and mushroom gravy.

  • Mels original recipe meat loaf


    With brown gravy and topped with mushrooms.

  • Chicken-fried steak


    Old-fashioned chicken fried steak topped with country gravy, sauteed mushrooms and choice of biscuit or cornbread.

  • Grilled Pork chops


    Tender and juicy, topped with sauteed onions.

  • Shrimp dinner


    Six pieces of battered golden fried shripm with a side of cocktail sauce. Add more shrimp for only $1.29 a piece.

  • Steak & Shrimp


    We pair a delicious 6oz New York strip steak and four pieces of our golden fried shrimp.

  • Prime rib

    $8oz 12.99 10oz 14.99

  • love me tenders and shrimp


    Four pieces of our golden fried shrimp with three juicy, deep-fried chicken tenders served with ranch dressing and cocktail sauce.


  • Mels Sundae


    Our vanilla ice cream with whipped cream, nuts and a cherry. Your choice of marshmallow, strawberries, pineapple, caramel, chocolate, or hot fudge syrup.

  • Buster Brownie


    Hot brownie served with vanilla ice cream, topped with hot fudge, nuts, whipped cream and a cherry.

  • Black and White


    Vanilla and chocolate ice cream layered in marshmallow and rich chocolate fudge with nuts, whipped cream and a cherry.

  • banana royal sundae


    Two scoops of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, sliced banana, whipped cream and nuts, with a cherry on top.

  • Black and tan


    Vanilla and praline crunch ice cream layered in rich caramel and chocolate with nuts, whipped cream and a cherry.

  • Praline Sundae


    Two scoops of praline ice cream, caramel syrup, sliced banana, whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry.

  • Mels Petite dish of ice cream


  • Mels Dish of ice cream


    Choice of two favors, served with fresh cookies.

  • Pie a la mode


    Hot apple, cherry or berry pie

  • Boomtown Banana Split


    Chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate, strawberry and pineapple sauces, whipped cream, nuts and a cherry on a whole banana.

Pursuant to NAC 446.155 (5), consumption of raw or undercooked animal origin foods (such as meat, poultry, eggs, milk, seafood or shellfish) that are not otherwise processed to eliminate pathogens poses a potential risk. Some highly susceptible individuals who have suppressed immune systems, the elderly, pregnant women and young children under the age of four years are more susceptible to food borne illness pathogens in foods that are served in a raw or undercooked form.