Our Story

Manager- Brandon Norris

Gift Shop Manager- Shirley Jerden

For over 25 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, 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.

Seating Procedures: Due to the High volume of our restaurant we require your entire party to be here to be seated, This time of year we have a many people who visit us so to accommodate everyone we ask your entire party to be ready to be seated to ensure the best service we can offer.