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Mehlman's Cafeteria

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51800 National Road, Route 40, Saint Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-1000
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best LOCAL restraunt around!

This is where the locals go. Not much to look at but this is a hidden gem of the area with all food made fresh and fantastic deserts. Cafeteria style dining. Great fried chicken breasts. Best cornbread around. Would recommend to anyone passing through for a great meal... Probably won't find another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
dave w
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st clairsville ohio
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st clairsville ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is where the locals go. Not much to look at but this is a hidden gem of the area with all food made fresh and fantastic deserts. Cafeteria style dining. Great fried chicken breasts. Best cornbread around. Would recommend to anyone passing through for a great meal... Probably won't find another restraunt like this one on your travels.

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Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food and the atmosphere was very pleasant.. Although it is a cafeteria, the wait is not long at all. This would be a wonderful place to take your family. All the food is very good but you must try the homemade pies and the noodles in cream sauce.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's not that the food was disgusting.. It just wasn't good. The employees (minus one... She refilled our drinks) all appeared to be miserable and one even grumbled about another employee TO ME. That's just never okay in my books. Again, the food didn't make me sick and I was kind of able to finish.. It just wasn't anything to... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was born and raised in the area but left 54 years ago. When we visit Mehlman's is the place to go. They serve what I consider "comfort food". Main courses include but not limited to beef, chicken, pork, fish and there are an array of sides, deserts, and salads. Food to please everyone. Where can 5 adults eat dinner... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

So, in all of the years that we have been visiting here, we have never eaten here. In an effort to eat something different, we checked out the Yelp reviews and decided to give it a try. To our surprise we were extremely happy with our meal. Dare I say, I might be able to eat here more than Cracker... More 

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Grayson, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Lots of choices and the foods very good. Home made to say the least. Sometimes there's a crowd but it doesn't take long to go thru line. Food is served cafeteria style and you're going to find everything from prime rib to salmon patties, lot's of vegetables too. Cant go wrong here,

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We live about 30 miles from Mehlman's cafeteria & we try to go at least once a month. The food is really reasonable. If you go & their is a line --Don't turnaround--it goes fast! Probably every Senior person goes their because of the cooking & reasonable prices & great selection on menu. If your in the area Stop--you will... More 

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Saint Clairsville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great home-cooked food. Two cafeteria lines to keep people moving, although sometimes one line lacks choice of deserts. Good variety when everyone doesn't agree on what type of food they want to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you are traveling through St Clairsville Ohio, you must stop here. You can't go wrong! We stopped here with a bus traveling group and everyone loved it. Many choices to satisfy everyone.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Food was good with lots of choices truely a cafeteria experience. Price was in ball park. Small drink sizes, medium looked like small.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51800 National Road, Route 40, Saint Clairsville, OH 43950
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Saint Clairsville
  • Phone Number: 740-695-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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