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Mel's Burger Bar

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$$ - $$$
Manhattan
American, Bar
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2850 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7829
+1 212-865-7100
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11:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Morristown, Tennessee
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267 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were starving after a long day of traveling. This spot was close by so we stopped for a quick lunch. The burger were good as were the fries. Save yourself and skip the onion rings. Not bad but not amazing.

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Thank TheSuze12
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My trip to Mel's takes 5 mins, so why go downtown? Best burgers I ever had, sublime onion rings and a good beer menu.

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Thank phmayhew
Arcata. CA.
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132 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I ate there tonight with my daughter. We each had the California burger. We liked getting avocado and other extras on it. They had many other great dishes and desserts. We were just not that hungry. The burger was great.

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Thank John Y
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Pros: Amazing food Bar Family friendly Cons: Loud A little on the expensive side for a burger Long wait for food Tip: if you want to save money, order the kids burger for $6.50 and ask for veg on the side, it comes with fries and a burger that is the same size as the regular one. If you order... More 

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Thank Abigail H
Switzerland
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266 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very nice place, casual, cosy, relax... Friendly and nice staff... Interesting choice of burgers, anyone can be satisfied, very nice and tasty vegan options too. We've been there 3 times during our last stay in New York as the place was very close from our appartment, and we really enjoyed each burger we tried. Much better than many others "famous"... More 

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Thank Marion L
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Mel's has great burgers and fries, no doubt. Go here for this first, however, stay for the awesome beer selection. Great microbrews from all over and a good variety of liquor as well. One of the few places i can find "Rebel Yell" whiskey.

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Thank Rudy R
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

When you walk in your mouth starts to water from the aroma of properly prepared burgers. Unique spot that has alternative music that matches the quality beers on tap. I went with the Red IPA. For $8 and change it was worth it. Its strong enough to let you know its there but not abrasive that it detours the flow... More 

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Thank Senk C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Mel's has become a tradition in my relationship. If we ever want to go out for burgers there is no other place that comes to mind. We have never had a bad experience and we have never had a bad bite from Mel's. The widow maker is my personal favorite and the Mac and cheese balls are something to write... More 

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Thank Michael R
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

So many good memories from Mel's when I was a student at Columbia - and I still try to make it up there regularly. Great burgers (personal fav is the Fat Mexican), great drinks (try the spicy margarita), and the fish tacos are also surprisingly good for a burger joint. Definitely a must visit if you find yourself on the... More 

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Thank Adam H
Vancouver, Canada
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625 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I stopped by there for lunch as I was keen on one of their spiked milkshakes. Very easy to get to from the 1 train. I sat outside and waited for the server to bring a menu. Never happened so I went inside to the bar to get a menu. Not a great start. They have free wifi though. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2850 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7829
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-865-7100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?