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The Melt

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2400 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-2321
+1 510-868-2501
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Classic Grilled Cheese sandwiches ($4.99) are pretty good, and the Mac & Cheese was just ok (although my table mate loved it). Good fries. The food came super quick. Not a ton of seating. Awesome location for walking around/shopping/people watching. There's a popular ice cream place - Cream - right across the street too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Every time I have been on the Berkeley campus, I have gone to The Melt more than once over the span of 4-5 days. It is always amazing, a great lunch or early dinner, lots of yummy options, and more than just a regular grilled cheese and tomato soup. They have the best grilled cheeses, soup, and fries I have... More 

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Thank 517shadin
Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Visited on football weekend Friday night. Very good burger for me, excellent grilled cheese sandwich for my wife. Quick service kept long line moving.

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Thank Jim B
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Walking through my old stomping grounds, my boyfriend and I came upon this place as we were going down Telegraph. The young man that recommended burgers to us was right on point with his picks. The portions are great since they don't leave you stuffed to the seams but not hungry either. The burgers were juicy and tasty and the... More 

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Thank Elizabeth O
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Menu is limited, but best bets are the burger, sweet potato fries, and the grilled cheese sandwich which can be ordered in person or online as you enter. Service is efficient if not effusive, There is seating for about 2 dozen people, so it's not an eatery that encourages lounging about. Easy in, easy out.

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Thank Icelandia
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

This is where you go if you are into organic and all natural. They have a few choices but I would strongly recommend the simple burger combo, with nothing else to distract from it.

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Thank Ward N
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

The Melt is well situated on Telegraph Avenue. It offers a selection of grilled cheese sandwiches that are quickly and deliciously made. The service is very friendly and helpful and the interior of the location is quite nice as well. It is not that big so there might not always be space to sit. The sandwiches are quite pricey, around... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

This place has a fun way to order and watch your meal as it is being prepared. Food is good but not incredible, although a decent value for the price. Not a lot of sauces/abilities to customize food.

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Thank Matthew F
Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

I was visiting UC Berkeley - my old "Stomping Grounds" for new Cal stickers to put on my new 2015 Camry SE. After purchasing the stickers that I was lookin' for, we decided to check out this fairly new restaurant that focused on "Grilled Cheese" sandwiches called "The Melt" on Telegraph. It's located across from "Rasputin Records" and occupies the... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

Hubby loved The Italian Job, and I had the MacDaddy. Yummy cheesy goodness. I wish we had tried the fries too. My daughter got a kick out of their promo, "Bacon is a food group." Who doesn't love bacon :-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Soups, American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2400 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-2321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-868-2501

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