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Mel's Bar

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Vogesenstrasse 83 | 4056, Basel 4056, Switzerland
+41 61 544 21 21
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Super friendly staff. Tasty burger. Easy to get to, and to top it all off, I was able to distract myself from being alone all day by watching an NBA game on a flatscreen. Perfect! I'll be back.... :)

3 Thank Bjorn72
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

We decided to go to this place for a quick dinner after seeing reviews in Tripadvisor. The rating is indeed deserved, the two hamburgers (Bronx Burger and Chicken burger) were excellent with all fresh and home-made ingredients, including not only the meat but also the bread (focaccia-like). Same goes for the starter salad with homemade pizza-like bread. The staff and... More 

3 Thank Dorina K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

Everything more than picobello! Italo-American at its best. AND: best veggie-burger I've ever had! A real place with real food (really good) from real people for real people. Full stop.

3 Thank ZidabMook
Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

Mel's bar is an ideal place for a drink and some food in a relaxed atmosphere, both of which are of excellent quality! The food is freshly prepared and verrrrrry tasty, and the drinks menu will also serve everybody from the avid beer drinker to il buongustaio della grappa.

3 Thank jefedetribu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

This is a fantastic place - not only, but also for the tasty hamburgers, the fantastic familiar athmosphere- it was something that is more than this: The concept of the decoration, watching American football or music, sitting in true American stylish booths, the pictures- all that makes it - just unique: The Hamburgers are georgeous, nothing to do with MD...we... More 

8 Thank Swenija

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
Italian, American, Bar, European, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vogesenstrasse 83 | 4056, Basel 4056, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 544 21 21
First italo-american diner in Basel

Great Homemade Hamburger and Pasta

Italian Pizzeria with a touch of Little Italy

Every last Sunday of the Month Sundaybrunch

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?