Mel's Cafe

$ • Soul Food, Diner

719 W Main St, Charlottesville
(434) 971-8819


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Mel's Cafe

I'm passing through the area and decided to stop in Charlottesville VA. In doing so I always try local did I ever find a honey hole at Mel's. Great food at a reasonable price. I ordered the wings and onion rings, and a slice of apple pie and did I ever float to sleep on a full stomach. This is a place I would call a hole in the wall but this place is better that all the big food chain restaurants in KY. If I'm ever back this way I won't miss the chance! Thanks full review
Walked in cold. I love places that are this unintentionally funky. I had a very simple meal because that's what it is. A hot dog with chopped raw onion, cole slaw and Dr.Pepper. The hot dog was cooked without being blackened. The onions were freshly chopped and roll warmed on the grill. So what? That much care given to a hot dog is illustrative of all of the food that I saw coming out. Now the cole slaw. It was freshly made by the owner. Not too creamy. A little vinegar I full review

Heard good things about Mel's (other than Yelp) and decided to go there myself. I ordered some wing dings and they were very delicious. They got a good menu and I am a burger guy so I might try one of their burgers the next time I pay a visit. I would definitely recommend Mel's to all my family and friends.

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Monday 10AM - 10PM
Tuesday 10AM - 10PM
Wednesday 10AM - 10PM
Thursday 10AM - 10PM
Friday 10AM - 11PM
Saturday 10AM - 11PM
Sunday Closed

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