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Mehlman's Cafeteria

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51800 National Road, Route 40, Saint Clairsville, OH 43950
+1 740-695-1000
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This place is aimed in my eyes for an older audience. People who want softer less seasoned food. Regardless of the fact food is good and usually have good selection of choices but again it's directed towards older folks which nothing wrong with that. I tend to eat here 6 times a year when my grandparents who tend to go... More 

Thank Lily S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This was the worst meal we had in USA so very disappointing as the reviews were great. I asked a member of staff to explain the choices and how it worked but she was very offhand and looked at me as if i was mad. so we did our best but ended up with a stuffed chicken dinner with glutinous... More 

Thank eileen j
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while traveling. Tasty home-style foods, a good variety, a nice casual atmosphere, with reasonable prices. I'd definitely eat here again.

Thank Bill B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at ABV up the street and went to Mehlman's for dinner. Truth be told, expecting a bit of nostalgia (I remember going to Furr's Cafeteria with my older relatives when I was younger) and maybe some kitsch. Reviews of this place are mixed. Well. Mom and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The place was PACKED at 6-6:30 pm... More 

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This is not your school lunchroom cafeteria. This is a great place for dinner (or lunch or breakfast I assume--I only had dinner there). Lots of great choices that you would think of in a cafeteria--pot pie, roast beef, pork chops. The food was very tasty and relatively inexpensive. Servers are there to help families with children so the trays... More 

Thank Connie C
Bellaire, Ohio
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to eat.. servers will carry your tray if it is too heavy or you are worried about dropping it. Staff is always kind. Portions are just the right size and there is always a new dish to try. Food is also very reasonably priced. They do need to update their wallpaper and carpet but overall the food and... More 

Thank Holtdawg
Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I have been coming here since I was a kid back in the 70's. We come at least once a year now, shop at Boscov's and lunch at Mehlman's. So many memories, and the food is still as good today as it was all those years ago! Great prices too!!

Thank Octobersky69
Kodak, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Whenever we get to this area, we must have our friends and family join us here. The selection is outstanding. Staff is wonderful. Foods and desserts are awesome. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Best food and staff of any cafeteria place I've ever eaten.

Thank Tennessee_Nana1948
Bellaire, Ohio
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

This is the kind of place I look for on a road trip. If you are tired of fast food and the usual chains, this is the place to go, and you won't leave broke. It is right on National Road between the Ohio Valley Mall and County Road 214 (toward the river). There are I70 access ramps both directions... More 

Thank Gwen G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Mehlman's has something for everyone ! It reminds me of Sunday dinners out with my family. We owned a restaurant so to go out somewhere else, it had to be good ! Mehlman's is that good. Old people can find something they like, as well as the kids. Try the beef, try the chicken, try the salmon. They are the... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51800 National Road, Route 40, Saint Clairsville, OH 43950
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Saint Clairsville
  • Phone Number: +1 740-695-1000

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