Mel's Cafe

$ • Soul Food, Diner

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


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Mel's Cafe

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.

Still the best place - 39 years now - for a easy burger with anything fried. Easy seating & parking. I prefer 8oz. Cheese Burger loaded. All in $7.50 with taxes. 6oz is less and still great. These are pressed on the grill old school. Happy they are still here.

More Reviews(205)


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

Hours or services may differ due to COVID-19. Please contact the business directly to verify hours and availability.