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8815 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond, VA 23229-4710
804-285-1107
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 14
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    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place for Lunch, Arrive Early

This is a great place for lunch. They are known for their hotdogs, but serve a wide variety of sandwiches for lunch. The prices are reasonable so it is very busy at lunch time. We arrived at 12:05 and had to wait 20 minutes for a table on a weekday, even though they had a table for 6 available... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Jennifer N
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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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  • Families with children
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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a great place for lunch. They are known for their hotdogs, but serve a wide variety of sandwiches for lunch. The prices are reasonable so it is very busy at lunch time. We arrived at 12:05 and had to wait 20 minutes for a table on a weekday, even though they had a table for 6 available, but... More 

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Mechanicsville
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113 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was a Sisters’ day out and we decided to check out a friend’s recommendation. We arrived at Melito’s about 11:30 a.m. This restaurant has a lively, but casual and friendly atmosphere. It boasts an expansive menu, but is known for their hot dog specialties. We dined on a lunch special of a hot dog, with chili (the tomato sauce... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We arrived early, before noon and had no trouble snagging a booth. Server was attentive with drinks arriving quickly, order taken efficiently and frequent checkups to remove finished plates. Mom and LT had a cup of French onion soup which arrived hot and tasty. LT had the chicken salad club on wheat with fries... generous proportions... a bit too much... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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305 restaurant reviews
394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

wow I cant believe how long Melito's has been around! years and years ..and still going strong.The sandwiches are always great as are their salads and the service is excellent. Great atmosphere ( very friendly) always a good bet for a nice consistently good meal...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were able to get a seat quickly (at the bar since all tables were full), the hot dog with mustard onion and chili was delicious, the fries, although not fresh cut, were cooked to perfection with crunchy outside and soft inside. The food was hot. The house side salad was so large that I couldn't eat all of it.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a fine neighborhood restaurant. Their hot dogs are classic, but I recommend a bit more exploration. They have nice salads and sandwiches, and I have had some good fish there. The bar is often rocking, and the overall atmosphere is friendly and busy. The hostesses and wait staff are hopping, they take very good care of the customers.... More 

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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104 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We love Melito's. Huge lunch variety available. Excellent hot dogs (the junk dog has chili, cole slaw, onion, mustard, and cheese). The sandwiches are great. And the soups and salads are wonderful too. Melito's is one of our favorite Richmond establishments. I highly recommend it!

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a great little place with nice ambience, excellent service and good predictable food every time. With few original restaurants these days, its nice to go to a place that isn't a chain and has its own personal style. Plus, a former American Idol contestant worked here, so it has its own claim to fame. Enjoyable place to meet... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love clubs and look forward to it every time we visit Richmond. If we lived there, I would eat there every week. Wonderful place and the back room almost fit all of us.

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Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

As a married couple and a family, we average eating at Melito's about once a month. Only once, in many years, have I had a questionable meal (Talipia Wrap). This experience was a one-off and chalked up to an experiment gone wrong. Every resturant should get one mulligan. Over the last fifteen years we have tried most everything on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8815 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond, VA 23229-4710
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-285-1107

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?