Mel's Cafe

Southern / Soul, Burgers
719 W Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 971-8819



  • The fried chicken was awesome. Dinner special with a side is a great deal.
  • Super nice folks here. Try the grilled cheese for $2.50
  • Never had a bad experience with anything I've ordered!
  • Prices are very reasonable, cheeseburger, mac n cheese, and French fries are very good, as is the sweet tea. When I get a little homesick for Mississippi style southern food this is the place I go.
  • I recommend the sweet potato pie sand fried chicken.
  • Call before you arrive, especially if you get the fried chicken dinner. Saves you 20 minutes but it's worth the t.
  • Fried chicken and green beans!!
  • Great prices and stick-to-your-ribs food. Friendly and nice atmosphere. Owners/chefs are great!
  • Wing dings!
  • Really nice owners and a meal for everybody.
  • Everything on the menu is good, but go with a dinner special for the best deal.