We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

“Country Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mel's Country Cafe

Mel's Country Cafe
Ranked #1 of 139 Restaurants in Tomball
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 20
Cuisines: American, Diner
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Country Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Friday night all you can eat catfish is excellent.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank 1CabanaBoy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

291 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    179
    88
    15
    5
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Chicken Fried Steak in Texas!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

Best Chicken Fried Steak in Texas! Can't beat eating at Mel's.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank TheFoodLover21
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Spring, Texas, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“not one bite”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

first visited Mel's diner last sunday with my daughter was delighted best catfish ever. the service was lacking so only tipped 10%. Brought my mom that next friday for their all you can eat catfish. Ordered two plates for self and mom, also,two burgers for my daughters , as usual i gave them a taste of what I was eating, was intially served 3 pieces wanted one more, was told i could not because I gave my daughter a taste of what I was eating. Not shared a plate but a taste. I will never recommend this place, food is lacking and service was horrible. what was suppose to be a night to spend a nice dinner with my family become a biiter after taste.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Pamela D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Tomball, Texas
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Awesome hometown eats!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

Mel's is fantastic, everything from the burgers to the chicken fried steak and the fish on Fridays...WOW! This is great homemade hometown food so, if you are looking for fancy frills and decoration out of a magazine go elsewhere. If you are looking for a great meal at a great price with WAY more than one person could eat...Mel's Country Cafe is your place!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank TheDuknics
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good, but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

It was good but not great, service was slow, they where busy, but seemed under staff, food was ok, though my father had to send back his sides as they were served cold,we ordered a variety meals at our table and onion rings for the app, they were good, but the batter was a bit too heavy and too oily tasting, i prefer a lighter batter for onion rings, cornbread wasn't good at all, house salad was bag salad with only 2 tiny tomatoes, the thing I really didn't like was that they didn't appear to have seperate areas for smoking, I can't stand cigarette smoke, so smelling it through dinner was not ideal, would I come back?? No, it wasn't one those restaurants for me, my father said he would be willing to try it again, but i wouldn't, I was wanting to try the number 1 rated resturant in tomball, I tried it, not a number 1 in my book, it was just ok food wise, kinda like on scale with Denny's for dinner, u can get a dinner meal at Denny's but you don't ever crave one from there, I won't be craving Mel's, many restaurants tomball are serving better food in my opinion

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Realtru
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Mel's Country Cafe also viewed

Tomball, Texas Gulf Coast
Tomball, Texas Gulf Coast
 
Tomball, Texas Gulf Coast
Tomball, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to Mel's Country Cafe? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing