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Mel’s Hard Luck Diner Branson Missouri

Mel's Hard Luck Diner Branson Missouri A visit to Branson is not complete without at least one meal from Mel’s Hard Luck Diner, a 50’s style restaurant, home of Branson’s original singing servers. The diner’s servers, hosts, cooks, and cashiers are also professional singers, song writers, and musicians. You are always greeted with a smile, served great food and entertained by great singers. A show for the price of a meal… This is our third trip to Branson in two years and of course we ate at Mel’s again. My brother Gary and his wife Ginny were our travel companions on this trip. Gary and Ginny have been to Branson many times but they have never been to Mel’s until now! They will be back! Singer Kelly Bryant Mel's Hard Luck Diner Branson Missouri We discovered Mel’s on our first trip to Branson two years ago. We eat there every chance we get. On this visit when we being seated, I ask if Kelly Bryant was working and if so I wanted to be seated at one of her tables. We met Kelly two years ago and she is my favorite singer at Mel’s. On our first visit, Kelly sang the gospel song “I Call It Home”. I had never heard the song before and immediately loved it. After buying one of Kelly’s CD’s with that song, it has since become my favorite gospel song. Singer Kelly Bryant Mel's Hard Luck Diner Branson Missouri Kelly was working and it was a pleasure visiting with her again. On our first visit Kelly (a displaced Texan) ask where we would go on vacation in Texas if we had the choice between Galveston and South Padre. We told her South Padre hands down. So I had to ask Kelly were they ended up going. They chose South Padre and Kelly excitedly told us how much She and her family enjoyed it. I know we weren’t the only ones who gave her that advice but it was nice to know she and her family really enjoyed South Padre. South Padre is Janet’s and my favorite Texas beach. I requested Kelly sing “I call It Home” again. When she sang, she said it was her favorite song too. Kelly did a great job as usual and we enjoyed it very much. Singer Kelly Bryant CD "A little Bit of Heaven" If you are ever in Branson you have to eat at Mel’s and if Kelly is working tell her hello for us. I’m no talent expert but I know what I like and I like all the singers at Mel’s.  Each singer has CD’s available for purchase. So help them out, they always appreciate your support. Mel’s… great atmosphere, great food and great entertainment… we will definitely be going back on our next visit. I hope we see you on the road somewhere… Ride safe…