Pat's Family Restaurant ("Mel's Diner")

A 1963 Unknown Manufacturer diner in Phoenix, Arizona

True Diner

1747 NW Grand Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85345

Phone: (602) 252-8283

Status: Open for business


Monday to Friday:
6:00am to 2:30pm
6:00am to 1:00pm
7:00am to 2:00pm

Last Updated: April 10, 2016


If the sign and exterior looks familiar, it’s because it represented Mel’s Diner in the TV show Alice, though the show was not shot in this diner of unknown make. (It also appears in American Graffiti.) It originally opened as Lester’s, and was later known as Glenn’s and later Chris’s, whose owners were persuaded by the TV show’s producer to change it to “Mel’s”.