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“Very cool and excellent local flavor and food!”

Melt Bar and Grilled
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Description: Melt Bar and Grilled features gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, craft beers and signature cocktails in an eclectic, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Featured on several national television programs and in countless publications, Melt puts a new spin on traditional bar food in a setting that is cool, fun and very unique. In addition to Melt's signature grilled cheese sandwiches, many vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free options, appetizers, salads and desserts are also available. Patrons may dine in, order take-out, or speak to a staff member about catering their next event. Melt Bar and Grilled is an independently owned and operated restaurant group based in Cleveland, Ohio. Melt was created in 2006 by owner/founder Matt Fish with the simple goal of providing great food and awesome craft beers in a very fun and unique atmosphere. Melt has grown from its humble small storefront beginnings to multiple regional locations with more organic growth planned. Melt continues to grow and prosper because of The Melt Family: The amazing staff and management team. Thank you and welcome to Melt!
Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

What a cool Restraunt. Very very good and extremely big dishes. You may want to split the sandwiches they are HUGE. The place is fabulous with all kinds of cool local Cleveland history and stuff all over the place. Come hungry but you will leave stuffed. The staff was fantastic very engaging and friendly. This is a very cool place to eat at.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is a quirky place based on a simple concept-- grilled cheese sandwiches. But these aren't the grilled cheese sandwiches Mom made with individually wrapped American single slices. Melt makes grilled cheese on hefty slices of bread with everything but the kitchen sink-- meat loaf, chorizo and potato, barbequed chicken, whatever. Served with a refreshingly acidic cole slaw and a mound of excellent fries, my only complaint is that the plates are just too big. I think if they halved the portions, no one would much complain. The beer list is extensive and awesome and the decor with the plastic holiday lawn ornaments from the 60s and 70s is amusing.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Ate at Melt in Cleveland Hts for lunch. Fun atmosphere and very friendly service. Hard to choose what to eat and drink from the extensive menu. Nice that they have local beers. Had the meatloaf sandwich which was very tasty. However, it was way too much. Of course you can take leftovers home -but it was actually kind of appalling to see all the food that was cleared from the tables and presumably thrown away. Seems very wasteful and I could not help but think that if they cut the portions by 1/3, SO much less would be wasted. In these days when so many people struggle to provide food for their families, it gave me a guilty feeling to eat at a restaurant with so much waste.

It is good food, however!



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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We've been to 3 of the 4 Melt Restaurants, and all are excellent. The food is amazing-interesting, eclectic combinations of the legacy grilled cheese. And enough for 2 meals! Every time we go we are extremely satisfied with the latest creation. And the beer list is extensive and very good. A must-do for anyone who is in C-Town or its surrounding burbs!

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Reviewed December 26, 2012

There is nothing fancy about Melt Bar & Grill. I have heard this place can be crowded at times, but we were there at about 2:30 PM on a Sunday afternoon and were seated right away.

The price you pay for the amount of food you get is very reasonable. My sandwich (the cuban melt) was very good. Way too much food though. In addition to a huge sandwich, a very large portion of fries and a good sized serving of slaw was also included in the price. I liked the fries, but only ate a few as I focused on eating the sandwich. I am not a big fan of slaw, so I didn't even try mine. Others in the party said the slaw was pretty good, not great, but okay. The cost of my meal was $11. I had no complaints about the price at all. Other members of our party got the Westside Monte Cristo also $11 and a Melt Burger which was $8. No one had any complaints about their food.

The only negative was that I thought the service was rather slow, considering they were not crowded at all (there were empty tables in the restaurant).

It's not someplace I would go on a regular basis, but for a special treat it would be fine.

We had no problem finding parking, but I would think at a busier time (maybe Friday or Saturday nights) parking might be an issue.

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Thank dwick
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