On the way home from a trip to Wintergreen we googled places to eat in Charlottesville and were intrigued by Mel's, especially since we like small, quirky little places! Man did we hit the deliciousness jackpot!!! Let's start with the burgers..... AMAZING!! A freshly formed patty cooked when you order on an incredibly soft bun....just divine. Delicious fries, onion rings, macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes!! No one wanted to stop eating! But the star of the meal was the fried chicken. They fry it when you order, so you have to wait a few minutes, but it only takes one bite to know it was worth the wait. Crunchy delicious batter on the outside and incredibly moist and tasty on the inside. Possibly the best fried chicken ever(apologies to my grandmother). We're still raving about the food a week later and considering driving four hours just to eat there again!! They treat you like family when you walk in, the owner introduced us to everyone in the building! Yeah it's small, yeah you have to go outside and to the back of the building to use the bathroom...WHO CARES!!! I would walk on my lips through busted glass to eat here!!!! Oh, and congrats on the new grand baby!!!!!
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