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Melt Bar & Grilled

14718 Detroit Rd, Lakewood, OH 44107-4102
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Ranked #3 of 113 restaurants in Lakewood
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Melt Bar and Grilled specializes in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, fresh salads and homemade soups. We have 20 beers on tap and over 150 bottled beers featuring domestic micro-craft and imports. Vegetarian and Vegan friendly!
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223 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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Lakewood, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We live in Lakewood. You'd think we would go to the hyper-popular Melt all the time. Nope. We've been twice since it opened. Gloppy, bland, huge portions do not appeal to us. It was vaguely disgusting watching people waddle in and inhale mountains of carb-heavy and fried food. I liked the decor in the bathroom. I guess that's a plus.... More

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Avon Lake, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Melt is a great place to eat. The Motif is great and Staff are nuts (in a good way) my favorite part of met are their menus (converted album covers) and name badges

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Vermilion, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

They won't accept reservations and force you to wait at least 45-min to an hour on average. So if your starving, think twice. After putting in our time wating, we were seated near the bar and by the front window. The waiter appeared shortly thereafter and took our drink orders which arrived in a timely fashion. We then placed our... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Our family loved this restaurant. We love stopping at DDD restaurants and this one did not dissapoint. We walked in at 7 on a Friday expecting a huge wait and we waited only 10 minutes. Very friendly staff and a real chill vibe. Very cool! We tried the Wake and Bacon which my son wanted again the next morning for... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Melt has a nice niche, putting their mark on the classic grilled cheese. The menu is huge - as long as you want some variation of grilled cheese. It is easy to find one for any taste. They even have fried twinkles if you are so inclined. But the sandwiches are so large that I had no room for dessert.... More

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NE Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Food fit for a glutton. Not that tasteful either. Plenty of American fans, no doubt, but do yourself a favor and find another place to eat.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I decided to try Melt after seeing an episode of 'Man v Food' on the Travel Channel. As I have connections in Cleveland, Ohio I went here with family to see what it was all about. I ordered the 'Half Combo.' It was half of their 'Kindergarten' grilled cheese with a salad and a coup of soup. I ordered the... More

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Rocky River, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Be prepared to wait an hour or more for your chance to enjoy an amazing grilled cheese sandwich. I'm not a fan of waiting hours for my meal but I can say these are the best grilled cheese I've had. Portion sizes are mammoth and the sandwiches can easily be shared by two adults. Personal favorites are The Monte Christo... More

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Cleveland, OH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were regulars at Melt in the 'early' days before multiple locations. It took over a small dive-bar location. They expanded later and doubled their size but not the kitchen(Lakewood location). Bad decision. Expect to wait upwards to an hour for seats...then again for your food. Not sure how bad the other locations are. We went to the Cleveland Heights... More

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Mulberry, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

have heard about this place specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches! They did not disappoint - HUGE sandwiches of all kinds, could only eat half - coleslaw was good too. Bring an appetite for this one!

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