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“Best "Down-Home" Meal in the Entire Country!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mel's Country Cafe

Mel's Country Cafe
24814 Stanolind Rd, Tomball, TX 77375-3170
281-255-6357
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Ranked #1 of 102 Restaurants in Tomball
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Best "Down-Home" Meal in the Entire Country!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you haven't been to Mel's, you're missing out on the best country food in the whole country. This place is simply amazing. Everything on the menu is delicious...everything! THE BEST CHICKEN FRIED STEAK I'VE EVER HAD!!!! Not to mention the mouth-watering enormous cheeseburgers and a variety of homemade desserts, oh my this place is soooo good! It's worth the drive out to Tomball - get to Mel's when you visit the Houston area, you will love this place! The wait can be long sometimes on Friday and Saturday evenings, so give yourself plenty of time - it's well worth the wait!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Mel's...good ol home country cooking!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you want a great home cooked meal at a reasonable price then Mel's is the place. You will get more food than you can eat. The fried catfish is some of the best around...and the hamburgers are pretty darn good too! Every meal there has been good. Its well worth the drive to find depending on where you are...certainly nothing fancy just good food and good people. Don't go if you are counting calories (although they may serve salad but I wouldn't know). If you are up for a challenge...they have burger that is the size of a small bus and if you eat all of it you will get your name on the Mel's wall of fame. Breakfast on the weekends will hit the spot too! Be prepared for a wait list at dinner time but they have an outside covered seating area and its not normally too bad.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Alway great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had lunch after church. Wife had child catfish dinner which was massive and tasty. I had small chicken fried steak and it was awesome. The onion rings for starter a great idea. All the sides are home cooked not canned. Thanks for keeping it real.

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“Home style Texas meal. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We came for the burgers and ended up getting fish and chicken. Everything was yummy right down to the homemade tartar sauce. Saw someone eat one of the Mel's Mega Burger and had fun cheering when he was done only 18 minutes later. We plan to go back!!

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“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Most places change their food amounts and quality when they enlarge their restaurant but Mel's has stayed the same. Great food...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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