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4165 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223-2245
(513) 681-6358
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love that they have a lot of locally sourced foods, as well as many vegan/ vegetarian options. Vegetarian chili is awesome, and I'm not vegetarian. Check out the brunch for some different and delicious menu items.It can be a little pricey, but the quality of the food is worth it. I'm a little disappointed with their new management (or buyer?... More 

Thank cincyfoodsnob
Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted Cincinnati Chili on my quick trip to Cincy so I was a little disappointed when I found out they didn't have real Cincinnati Chili but my disappointment was short-lived. Incredible Veggie Chili (with a little kick), good service, down-home feel. Great place!

Thank Rdub56
Salt Lake City, Utah
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I'm not vegan or vegetarian myself but this food is incredible. Ordering was a breeze and the guy took his time to really inform me of questions I had about ingredients and the items on the menu. He made a great recommendation for some local Kombucha too which was great. I also like to support local businesses when I travel... More 

Thank NoMadsen_
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

My favorite things in a restaurant are when they put together flavors I've never had before and inspire me to cook differently in my own kitchen. Melt delivered! It was really great!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Plantation Florida
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132 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Saw the review on DDD, had the Vegetarian Chili, it was exactly what I wanted. Also took a Veggie Philly Cheese steak with Hummos and chips to go. I had it later in the hotel room and it tasted great cold. The problem with this restaurant is the location. It's located on a public sidewalk, where beggars come up asking... More 

Thank robvia
White Plains
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Good place to stop and eat on Hamilton. Employees were friendly and the atmosphere was fun. Seating is at a minimum due to the building layout.

Thank Saltydeluxe
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Everything about this place is amaaazing! We had lunch here on a business trip and were lucky enough to sit outside on their patio because of the nice weather. The menu selection can be found on a blackboard behind the ordering counter (they change it regularly). The cafe easily caters towards vegetarian, gluten free & vegan diets but don't worry,... More 

Thank EllieRose603
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Melt is mostly a brunch / lunch spot. Space in there is a bit limited, but they do have a back room with seating and a little patio spot as well. The atmosphere is casual (you order at the counter) and it's in a cool part of town. We went to Melt for brunch and ordered the Artichoke Melt and... More 

Thank nicroskill
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

While visiting my daughter who has a dairy allergy she took us to this restaurant. The staff was very pleasant and the food was delicious!! My picky eater daughter tried the buffalo chicken mac and cheese and was happily surprised by the taste. I had the Joan of Arc and it too was delicious!!Thank you for convincing me that vegan... More 

Thank AMPUtica
Windsor, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We went to Melt after reading a NYT article "36 Hours in Cincinnati". Let me tell you that it did not disappoint! I ordered a tempeh sandwich with pesto and it was delicious! You can tell it's a local favourite since as soon as it opened people lined up to place their order. I also tried the vegan chili which... More 

Thank Zombie_Driver

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4165 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: (513) 681-6358

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