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“Amazing!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Melanie's Food Fantasy

Melanie's Food Fantasy
Ranked #5 of 148 Restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Melanie's is a tradition in downtown Boone serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. We source all of our bread, eggs and burgers locally as well as other items when we can. We have an eclectic and creative menu serving food made from scratch. We are sensitive to vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diners. Now open evening hours with a new small plate menu, Booneshine beer on draft and wine by the glass. Come see us Thur-Sat evenings and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat on our beautiful deck while you watch the hustle and bustle of downtown Boone.
Ormond Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We ate here twice it was so good! Don't leave here without trying the pancakes! They are ridiculous!

Eggs florentine, Belgium waffles, and incurred bacon are a great option, too! Gravy on biscuits is ideal for mushroom lovers :)

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English first
Greensboro, NC
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Simple Satisfaction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a funky little place on the corner of Depot and King Sts. If you blink, you just might miss it. The place does a brisk business and the food is the reason why. You want fancy? Go elsewhere.
The tables are small and close together, none of the furnishings match (not even the coffee mugs), everything looks like it was picked up at a yard sale. The place has character. We liked it. The food is what it's all about here. We came for brunch. My wife had the eggplant and tomato sandwich with black bean soup. I had the Extreme Appalachian Breakfast, with two eggs over light, one multigrain pancake, home fries, uncured bacon, and stewed apples with a bisquit and gravy. If this sounds like something you might find at your local greasy spooh, think again. The food was very fresh and locally sourced, and it was all outstanding. Despite a busy morning, the server was efficient and personable and found time to make sure we had everything we needed. The only downside is that Boone has become so crowded that traffic is heavy, even on a Monday, and it's hard to find a place to park, but our server was even helpful with that, giving us a good suggestion for a place to park while we walked around the town. There are fancier and more expensive places nearby, but none that we liked better.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Reidsville, North Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Local Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Organic Hamburger and great atmosphere. Food is always freshly prepared and delicious-well worth the wait. Usually have the breakfast --stuffed french toast, home fries, etc.

Visited October 2013
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Florence, South Carolina
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fresh tastes better.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

I had a perfectly wonderful experience at Melanie's. The eggplant sandwich was great and I really enjoyed the iced herbal tea. It couldn't have been better.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Michigan
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281 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Healthy & delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our group ordered mostly soup, salad & sandwich & everything was good. The bread was made with whole grains & most, if not all, ingredients were claimed to be local. No fountain drink (pop) available to order, which is just fine with me! We had a late lunch, not too many customers around still our orders took too long to arrive. But it was worth the wait. Nice location to people-watch.

Visited October 2013
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