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Mehlman's Cafeteria

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51800 National Rd E, Route 40, Saint Clairsville, OH 43950-9306
+1 740-695-1000
10:30 - 20:00
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Tue - Sun 10:30 - 20:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a cafeteria so everyone gets just what they want. Also everything is home made. Just great. Our daughter had the Chocolate pie. It tasted just like i had as a child so i bought a whole pie and took it home to indiana

Thank Bobby D
Golden, Colorado
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafeteria style restaurant with home style meals and always a huge selection. Go hungry! Some of the veggies are a bit overcooked for my taste but for the variety and the value you can not go wrong. Oh yeah, the pies are fantastic!!

Thank Richard S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the opportunity to host a party there for 45 people. They gave all of us cards to give to the cashier at the end of the line and then we squared up at the end. Every person in the group raved about their food selections. If you can't find something on this food line, there's something wrong with you.... More 

Thank Mike G
Manhattan Beach, California
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204 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mehlman's is a blast from the past. Really good comfort food. Everything we ate was home made. We had the stuffed pepper, ham, sweet potatoes, a salad, collards, mac & Cheese, coleslaw, jello aspic, chocolate pie, apple pie, custard, corn bread and a dinner roll. I will go back.

Thank Kenmar5
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

visited for the first time but definitely won't be my last! Delicious homestyle cooked meals with a large variety of entries, veggies, salads and desserts. Very reasonable. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Highly recommend a visit - you won't be disappointed!

Thank JaneBillLauraandJeff
Houston, Texas
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105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

With the rise in fast food establishments the last 50 years it's hard to believe that Mehlman's Cafeteria still exists and I am happy that it does! Mehlman cafeteria moved to this location in 1966 which is a former motel on U.S. 40 in St. Clairsville, Step inside and you are somewhere in time that no longer exists and reminds... More 

Thank Jesse R
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

If you are hungry while traveling I-70 between Columbus, Ohio, and Wheeling, West Virginia, Mehlman's is a good place for a meal or snack (between exits 218 and 220) on U.S. 40. The hours are 10:30 to 8:00. The exterior is unimpressive and the interior is functional, but the food is what attracts locals and a few travelers. I stopped... More 

Thank John F
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

First of all, if you are looking for the latest in swank ambiance, look elsewhere. However, if you are looking for basic, and very tasty, home cooking this is the place. My wife and I were stopped here on the way to Washington D.C. and had lunch here. It is very much a cafeteria style restaurant, with trays, plate and... More 

Thank Steven C
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Not fancy, but homemade food. A few menu changes depending on the day of the week so your fav might not be available on a particular day. I love the Ham Loaf, the Roast Beef, Suffed Pepper, Cabbage Roll, Ribs, scalloped potatoes, broccoli casserole, creamed peas. Try their Paris Dressing on your salad. If you want horseradish it is self... More 

Thank Judy M
Ottawa, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

The place is very dated with musty smelling carpets. As you go into the restaurant, you get your tray, cutlery, and plate and go through the line. Your food portion size will depend on the mood of the person behind the counter. You pay your food choices and look for a table. The wait staff and bus person will take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51800 National Rd E, Route 40, Saint Clairsville, OH 43950-9306
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Saint Clairsville
  • Phone Number: +1 740-695-1000

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