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Mel-O-Dee Restaurant

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2350 S Dayton Lakeview Rd, New Carlisle, OH 45344-2317
+1 937-849-1378
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Arkie in the mtns.
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294 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eating at the Mel-O-Dee brought back fond memories. I ate there on their opening day many years ago. Visiting the area we had to stop in for lunch. Still has a fine chicken dinner and burgers.

Thank lspar
Springfield, Ohio
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175 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was craving broasted chicken, and this was the place to cure the craving! The slaw really is good. I'm not a fan of the homemade bread because I like a heartier crust, but it is fresh and warm. The menu is extensive, so there is something for everyone--as long as it's comfort food you are looking for. Healthy? Well,... More 

Thank Jake S
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here once before and thought I would try it again since I was in the area. I ordered chicken fried chicken with 2 sides for $11.49. While the food was good,the same entree with 3 sides is under $10.00 at Cracker Barrel with a larger portion and much better service. I had to ask for the bread and... More 

Thank Jeff H
Piqua, Ohio
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

With most of our family out of town I opted to try the Mel-O-Dee as I have passed it for years and have always wanted to try it. It was just my mother and myself. We luckily timed it right and got right in . Before the church crowd. It has that vintage home town diner feel to it with... More 

Thank tbolttraveler
Oxford, Florida
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This place has been in operation for years. It really is one of those great "old school" type eateries---the food is just good basic stuff, nothing fancy--just plain good though. Same for the building it is located. It "brings ya back" in time. Well worth the stop and grabbing a bite...

Thank mpgarrity
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to the melody for years very good memories of coming here with my mom and our two young boys and eating coleslaw, they have the best coleslaw anywhere, great broasted chicken shrimp very good food very good service highly recommended would give him 10 Stars if TripAdvisor had it

Thank Dave K
Puyallup, Washington
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Once high levels of service and taste-it now suffers from indifferent service and frozen TV dinner quality. No longer worth the drive.

Thank Philip M
Centerburg, Ohio
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150 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Located in New Carlisle about a half hour drive north of Dayton off of I-70 the Mel-O-Dee restaurant is a favorite place to dine by the locals. Breakfast is served all day but what I come here for is their famous Broasted Chicken. It comes with 2 sides - I always get the fantastic Coleslaw and whatever I'm in the... More 

Thank ScenicWanderer
Medway, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Old fashioned Resturant With good food service efficient. Pricing fair. Coffee is good. Will go again when in the area.

Thank Alpenajimmy
Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Visited for lunch today, and everything was good. Broasted chicken was tender, juicy and not greasy, but for my taste, I'd like a little more seasoning. Homemade bread was delicious, and the cole slaw and cornbread dressing sides were very good, too. Very enjoyable lunch!

Thank ObetzAmy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 8
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2350 S Dayton Lakeview Rd, New Carlisle, OH 45344-2317
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  New Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 937-849-1378

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