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BEST PLACE TO KISS MA GRITS Phoenix 2007 - Mel's Diner

Mel\'s Diner

Mel's Diner

1747 W. Grand Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85007

602-252-8283

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Small-town transplants and big-city East Coasters with a jones for a basic, cheap eatery serving heaping plates of food should hightail it down to Mel's Diner. The old-school establishment, located along an industrial strip of Grand Avenue, serves super-tasty breakfast all day and choice burgers and chicken-fried cuisine in the afternoons.

And a healthy dose of nostalgia, if the '70s and '80s count.

The opening credits and choice inside scenes for Alice — the successful sitcom that ran from 1976 to 1985, chronicling a Hollywood hopeful forced to take a waitress job at a diner after her car breaks down in Phoenix — were filmed inside Mel's.

The spot retains that no-nonsense charm, complete with a Mel Sharples-type character in the form of foul-mouthed Frank, a busboy who will begrudgingly pour you bottomless cups of coffee. Just don't smile too much because he'll wipe that grin right off with a verbal slap across the piehole.

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Jeff
Jeff

*******MANAGEMENT AT MEL'S DINER: GET RID OF THAT HISPANIC BUSSER/WAITER WITH THE BIG HUMP NOSE! VERY IRRITATING, YELLS AT OTHER EMPLOYEES, STANDS TOO CLOSE TO YOU WHILE POURING A DRINK, EVEN GAVE THE FINGER TO SOME PATRONS THERE!!!!!

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