657 South Collier Boulevard
657 South Collier Boulevard, Marco
Whether feeding just one, or a family of six, Almost Famous Mel’s can fit any budget. “We have very affordable family prices,” said owner Mel Slawik.
Right now on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, patrons can feast on an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet for $6.99. For football Sunday, the buffet includes a hot dog station where fans can watch the games on the restaurant’s NFL Ticket package. Come Oct. 15, the breakfast buffet will go seven days a week. That day also coincides with some new menu items and the restaurant’s two-year anniversary.
Lunch specials throughout the week generally cost under $10 and include a soft drink. On Wednesdays, the lunch special is a 1/2 pound cheeseburger for $6.99.
The smoked chicken wings are two wings in one because they don’t separate the wing from the leg. After smoking, cooks finish them off on a wood-burning grill.
“It keeps the chicken very moist,” Slawik said.
With sauce choices such as Mel’s Way, Big Jon’s, Hot & Happy, Honey and Frank’s Red Hot, an individual order costs less than $8, or you can get almost 50 wings for less than $30.
The restaurant runs a fun special that includes a free drink or dessert if you bring in a license plate that can be hung in the establishment.
“We’re an enjoyable dining place and our staff is friendly,” said Slawik.
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Almost Famous Mel’s
657 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island