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    345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501
    Sunday
    12:00 AM - 02:00 AMThe Original Mels Diners (All Day) Reno
    06:00 AM - 12:00 AMThe Original Mels Diners (All Day) Reno
    Monday - Friday
    06:00 AM - 12:00 AMThe Original Mels Diners (All Day) Reno
    Saturday
    12:00 AM - 02:00 AMThe Original Mels Diners (All Day) Reno
    06:00 AM - 12:00 AMThe Original Mels Diners (All Day) Reno
    This place is not only one of the most popular spots for Breakfast And Brunch takeout in Reno, but it's also one of the hottest places on Uber Eats in the entire city. If you like to do as the locals do, consider ordering from The Original Mels, because it's particularly popular among Reno locals. • ¢¢ • Diner • Breakfast and Brunch • Traditional American • American • Burgers • Family Friendly

    345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501 • More info

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    • Picked for you

      • Classic Melburger

        Served with sliced tomato, lettuce, onion, and Thousand island dressing.
        $13.49
      • Chicken Tenderloin Strips

        Juicy breaded tenderloin strips, fried golden brown. Served with your choice of sauce for dipping!
        $14.49
      • French Dip

        Sliced USDA choice oven roasted beef simmered in au jus on a French roll.
        $15.99
      • 2+2

        Two hotcakes or waffle, two bacon or two sausage links and two eggs, any style.
        $11.99
      • Mozzarella Sticks

        Battered, fried.
        $9.99
    • Extras

      • Ranch

        $0.79
      • Avocado

        $2.29
      • Extra Cheese

        Shredded or Slice
        $1.49
      • Sauteed Mushrooms

        $1.69
      • Guacamole

        $1.69
      • Sour Cream

        $1.69
    • Mels Famous Choice Angus Burgers

      • San Francisco Melburger

        Grilled sourdough bread, a melburger patty, cheddar cheese, bacon, avocado, grilled onion with Thousand island dressing.
        $15.49
      • Deuce Coupe

        $16.49
      • Classic Melburger

        Served with sliced tomato, lettuce, onion, and Thousand island dressing.
        $13.49
      • Bacon & Cheddar Melburger

        Draped with cheddar cheese, two strips of bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion, with Thousand island dressing.
        $15.49
      • Patty Melt

        Grilled hamburger patty on rye bread with cheddar cheese, sautéed onion, and tomato slices.
        $14.99
      • Big Bopper

        Our classic Melburger with cheddar cheese, bacon strips, and onion rings topped with barbecue sauce.
        $15.49
      • Jalapeño Melburger

        Topped with sliced tomato, jalapeños, lettuce, grilled onions, Thousand island dressing and pepper jack cheese.
        $14.99
      • Bleu Melburger- Make it HOT or Not

        Beef patty topped with bleu cheese crumbles, deep-fried onion straws, lettuce, and tomato.
        $15.49
      • 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 sautéed mushrooms.
        $15.49
      • Chili Melburger

        With chopped onions and melted cheese.
        $15.49
    • Breakfast Favorites

      • Breakfast 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.
        $15.49
      • Wolfman Jack

        $16.49
      • Corned Beef Hash & Eggs

        $16.49
      • Bacon, Egg & Avocado Burrito

        A large, grilled flour tortilla stuffed with smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, tomato, avocado, and cheese. Served with a side of salsa.
        $15.99
      • 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.
        $13.99
      • 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.
        $14.99
    • Mels Three-Egg Omelettes

      • California Omelette

        Our big, three-egg omelette stuffed with tomato, bacon, cheese, and sliced avocado, topped with a dollop of sour cream.
        $13.49
      • Denver Omelette

        Three-egg omelette stuffed with ham, grilled peppers, onions, and cheese mix. Served with hash browns or Mels potatoes and toast.
        $13.49
      • Vegetarian

        A blend of jack and Cheddar cheese, green onions, sliced avocado, sautéed mushrooms, tomato, and sour cream.
        $12.99
      • Meat & Cheese

        Choose from country ham, sausage or bacon with jack and Cheddar cheeses.
        $13.49
      • Egg-White Omelette

        Egg whites with Swiss cheese, fresh sautéed mushrooms, diced tomato, avocado, and fresh spinach. Served with fresh fruit instead of potatoes.
        $13.49
    • Starters & Shareables

      • Cheese Quesadilla

        Jack and cheddar cheese with green onion, tomato, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream on a flour tortilla.
        $11.49
      • Mozzarella Sticks

        Battered, fried.
        $9.99
      • New Recipe Mels Sampler

        Chicken strips, smoked pork rib tips, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, and chicken wings on a bed of melfries with ranch dressing and bbq sauce.
        $15.49
      • Mels Zesty Chicken Wings

        Mels original or try them with buffalo sauce. Served with your choice of sauce. 8 pcs
        $12.99
      • Smoked Pork Rib Tips

        Sharable portion of Pecanwood Smoked Rib Tips tossed in BBQ sauce
        $12.99
      • Beer Battered Onion Rings

        Sweet Spanish onions thick-cut, double dipped in beer batter and fried crispy.
        $9.49
    • Mels Shakes & Malts

      • Milk Shake or Malt

        Choose your flavor and Make It a Malt if you please!
        $6.83
    • Salads

      • Mels Crispy Chicken Salad

        Fresh diced tomatoes, crumbled bacon, sliced hardboiled 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.
        $15.99
      • Mels Cobb Salad

        Lettuce, chopped bacon, diced chicken, avocado, green onions, egg, tomato, and bleu cheese crumbles.
        $15.99
      • House Side Salad

        Bed of greens topped with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and croutons. Choice of dressing
        $4.99
    • Mels Baskets

      • Beer Battered Cod (3 Pieces)

        Alaskan Cod served with tarter sauce , coleslaw and Mels fries.
        $14.99
      • The Combo

        With three pieces of jumbo shrimp and two pieces of beer battered Alaskan cod. Served with cocktail and tarter sauce, coleslaw and Mels fries
        $15.99
      • Jumbo Shrimp Basket (5 Pieces)

        Served with cocktail or tarter sauce, cole slaw and Mels fries.
        $14.99
      • Mels Chicken Wings

        Zesty and breaded. Have them tossed in sauce or on the side for dipping. 8 pcs
        $14.99
      • Chicken Tenderloin Strips

        Juicy breaded tenderloin strips, fried golden brown. Served with your choice of sauce for dipping!
        $14.49
      • Smoked Rib Tips

        Pecanwood smoked pork rib tips served with cole slaw over Mels fries. Served with BBQ sauce for dipping!
        $15.49
    • Blue Plate Dinners

      • Chicken-Fried Steak

        Made in house, buttermilk battered and dusted in panko breading, topped with country gravy, sautéed mushrooms.
        $18.49
      • Deep Fried Chicken Dinner (4 Pieces)

        Breaded and crisp on the outside, moist, and tender inside.
        $18.49
      • Fisherman’s Platter

        Three pieces of beer-battered Alaskan cod battered in a light, crispy batter. Served with tarter sauce.
        $17.99
      • Fresh Carved Turkey Platter

        With dressing and cranberry sauce.
        $18.49
      • Steak & Jumbo Shrimp

        We pair a delicious 6 oz. New York strip steak and 4 pieces of our jumbo fried shrimp.
        $18.99
      • Jumbo Shrimp Dinner

        Six jumbo shrimp with a light oriental panko breading with a side of cocktail sauce.
        $18.49
    • Mels Steaks with Eggs

      • 6 oz. New York Steak & 2 Eggs

        $15.99
      • Chicken-Fried Steak & 2 Eggs

        $16.99
    • Mels Fries

      • Classic Melfries

        Skin on and sprinkled with Mels special seasoning
        $7.49
      • Gourmet Melfries

        Melfries covered with chopped bacon, melted jack, and cheddar cheeses, diced green onions and a dollop of sour cream.
        $8.79
      • Curly Melfries

        $6.19
      • Chili Melfries

        With cheddar and jack cheese and chopped onions.
        $8.79
      • Garlic Melfries

        Sprinkled with parmesan cheese.
        $6.19
      • Cheese Melfries

        With mixed jack and cheddar.
        $7.49
      • Sweet Potato Melfries

        $6.89
    • Mels Specialty Sandwiches

      • Club Sandwich

        Carved breast of turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on white bread.
        $15.99
      • Grilled Cheese

        With jack, cheddar, and American cheeses.
        $11.99
      • French Dip

        Sliced USDA choice oven roasted beef simmered in au jus on a French roll.
        $15.99
      • Mels “Original Cheese Steak” Sandwich

        This one has it all! Served on our hoagie-style bun with tender-sliced, grilled sirloin steak topped with sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions, and layered with cheese sauce, topped off with jalapeño and pepperoncini.
        $14.99
      • BLT-BLTA-BLTE

        Classic with bacon, lettuce, and tomato.
        $12.99
      • Grilled Ham & Cheese

        With jack, cheddar, and American cheeses with sliced ham.
        $13.99
      • Fresh Roasted Turkey

        With lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise served on a hamburger bun.
        $13.99
      • Reuben

        Corned beef with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand island dressing on grilled rye.
        $14.99
      • Meldog

        A full quarter pound, 100% all-beef hot dog, sliced, and grilled. Served on a steak roll with lettuce, tomato, pickles, avocado, and sliced onions.
        $13.49
      • Mels Chili-Cheese Dog

        Mels hot dog with chopped onions and melted cheese.
        $13.99
      • Chicken Club

        Chicken breast served on our french roll, topped with jack cheese, avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise.
        $15.49
    • Chicken, Turkey and Veggie Burgers

      • Cheddar Turkey Melburger

        Mels turkey burger with mayo, topped with cheddar cheese on our signature whole wheat bun.
        $15.49
      • BBQ Crispy Chicken Melburger

        Chicken breast with cheddar cheese, bacon strips, and onion rings topped with BBQ sauce and served on our signature bun.
        $15.49
      • Classic Crispy Chicken Melburger- Make it Hot or Not

        Served on our signature bun with lettuce, tomato, and onion with a side of mayo.
        $14.49
      • Santa Fe Chicken Melburger

        Chicken breast with jack cheese, green chiles, lettuce, tomato, guacamole, and salsa served on a wheat bun.
        $14.99
      • Chicken Bacon Melburger

        Served on our signature bun with bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and onion straws.
        $14.99
      • Gourmet Chicken Melburger

        Our grilled chicken breast dressed up with cheddar cheese, strips of bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a creamy mustard sauce, served on our signature whole wheat bun.
        $14.99
      • Veggie Melburger

        Served on our signature whole wheat bun with honey mustard dressing, lettuce, tomato, and pickle.
        $13.99
    • Specialty Hotcakes & Waffles

      • 2+2

        Two hotcakes or waffle, two bacon or two sausage links and two eggs, any style.
        $11.99
      • Buttermilk Hotcakes

        Served with whipped butter and syrup
        $11.49
      • Chicken & Waffles

        Our Belgian waffle served with four chicken tenders. Served with butter, maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar.
        $15.99
      • Strawberry Belgian Waffle

        With whipped cream.
        $14.99
      • Belgian Waffle

        Made with fresh eggs and sweet cream butter!
        $12.99
      • Strawberry Hotcakes

        Full stack, with whipped cream.
        $13.99
      • Banana Hotcakes

        Full Stack, fresh bananas cooked inside our buttermilk hotcakes, topped with whipped cream.
        $13.49
      • Bacon Hotcakes

        Full stack with crispy bacon pieces cooked inside. A sweet and savory delight!
        $13.99
      • Blueberry Hotcakes

        Full stack, bursting with blueberries and topped with whipped cream
        $13.99
      • Chocolate Chip Hotcakes

        Full stack with Ghiradelli chocolate chips melted throughout. Topped with whipped cream.
        $13.99
    • Eggs Benedicts

      • Eggs Benedict

        With your choice of ham, sliced avocado or country sausage on a grilled English muffin, topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
        $15.99
      • California Benedict

        Grilled English muffin halves topped with three strips of bacon, grilled tomato slices, avocado, poached eggs, and topped with hollandaise sauce.
        $16.99
      • Eggs Florentine

        Grilled English muffin halves topped with sliced tomato, fresh spinach, poached eggs, and topped with hollandaise sauce.
        $15.99
    • Mels Skillets

      • Santa Fe Skillet

        Bacon and green chiles scrambled with eggs and topped with avocado and melted cheese. Served with salsa and sour cream on the side.
        $14.99
      • Country Skillet

        A combination of scrambled eggs, diced country sausage, link sausage, and bacon, all covered with melted mixed cheese and our country gravy.
        $15.99
      • 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.
        $15.99
      • Hangover II

        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.
        $16.99
    • Breakfast Eggs by the #

      • 2. 2 Eggs, 3 Sausages or 3 Strips of Bacon

        $14.99
      • 4. Eggs (3)

        With choice of four pieces of bacon or four sausage links.
        $15.99
      • 5. Eggs (2)

        With choice of country sausage, hamburger patty or ham steak.
        $14.99
    • Hot Open-Faced Sandwiches

      • Fresh Oven Roasted Turkey

        Sliced oven roasted turkey with dressing and cranberry sauce.
        $13.99
    • Soups & Chili

      • Mels Chili Bowl

        With buttermilk biscuit, melted cheddar cheese, and onion.
        $7.49
    • Beverages & Soda Fountain

      • Fountain Soft Drinks

        $3.59
      • Fresh Brewed Coffee

        $3.59
      • Juice (22 oz)

        $4.79
      • Milk (22 oz)

        $4.31
      • Root Beer Float

        Root beer with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
        $7.19
      • Root Beer Freeze

        Root beer blended with premium vanilla ice cream.
        $7.19
      • Coke Freeze

        Coke blended with premium vanilla ice cream.
        $7.19
    • Breakfast Side Orders

      • Egg (1)

        $2.39
      • Oatmeal

        $5.99
      • Mels Potatoes

        $4.79
      • Hash Browns

        $4.79
      • Toasted Bagel

        Served with creamed cheese
        $4.29
      • Blueberry Muffin

        $4.49
      • Buttermilk Biscuit & Gravy

        $6.99
      • English Muffin with Jelly

        $4.29
      • Toast with Jelly

        $4.29
      • Side of Ham

        $6.29
      • Side of Sausage

        $6.19
      • Side of Bacon

        $5.99
      • Side of Country Sausage

        $6.19
      • Gourmet Mels Potatoes

        $9.38
      • Gourmet Hash Browns

        $9.38