Whether you’re cruising the Free-Range Art Highway or fueling up for Death Valley National Park, put it in park for a well-worth-it meal at Mel’s Diner.

Located right off the highway in a building more than 60 years old, Mel’s Diner serves up “good food at good prices.” This Beatty favorite offers classic American fare for breakfast and lunch, and diners often enjoy burro sightings while eating.

Breakfast options include loaded omelets, fresh-off-the-griddle pancakes, and a famous chicken fried steak made from scratch. Hearty burgers, sandwiches, and salads round out the lunch menu. Mel’s Diner also has vegetarian-friendly choices.


Mel’s Diner is open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and closed Monday and Tuesday.


Mel’s Diner is a cash-only restaurant.

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Central, Nevada