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Mel's Burger Bar

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American, Bar
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2850 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7829
+1 212-865-7100
11:30 - 01:00
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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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263 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Marion L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Rudy R
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Senk C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Michael R
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

Thank Adam H
Vancouver, Canada
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591 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

Thank AirSchis
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Joined a group of about fifteen people, we had a separated section for our group in the front of the restaurant. The area right of the entrance was cleared with chairs in a large circle. The staff did not directly interact too much. The decor and signage looked very good. The light did look a little dim but I was... More 

Thank Paul T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Mels is perfect for an inexpensive quick lunch or dinner. Great burgers, fries, onion rings, etc. Cant go wrong.

Thank clayton j
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Honestly, don't expect too much here. The mimosa deal for weekend brunch should be a big red flag. Burgers are average and the sides are all pretty heavy. Good spot to catch a game but don't expect anything mind-blowing. As long as you set expectations, you'll enjoy yourself.

Thank Michael H
Leonia, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The menu is perfect. The place is really a burger place, but the fried onions, the fried pickles, etc are perfect. My wife and my friend's girlfriend really enjoyed their milkshakes though I was told the Mint Oreo Monster Shake was too sweet. My friend and I had milk stouts on draft and they were some of the best beers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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?