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Mel-O-Dee Restaurant

2350 S Dayton Lakeview Rd, New Carlisle, OH 45344-2317
+1 937-849-1378
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“cole slaw” (32 reviews)
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2350 S Dayton Lakeview Rd, New Carlisle, OH 45344-2317
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends raved about the broasted chicken so we all went for dinner. We had the chicken and pork chop. The pork was tough, but the chicken was good. The cole slaw is supposed to be very good, but really not to our liking. Plenty of...More

Thank missouritourists
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is very good, good food and friendly wait staff. Unfortunately it took a hit in a recent tornado and will be closed a short time. Looking forward to it reopening soon.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always get the broasted chicken- which is the best-along with excellent cole slaw- I will travel 1 hr to get a gallon of the stuff for gatherings- always a hit !!! they bake their own bread and pies- which you can buy by the...More

1  Thank edfromohio2016
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Eating at the Mel-O-Dee brought back fond memories. I ate there on their opening day many years ago. Visiting the area we had to stop in for lunch. Still has a fine chicken dinner and burgers.

Thank lspar
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I was craving broasted chicken, and this was the place to cure the craving! The slaw really is good. I'm not a fan of the homemade bread because I like a heartier crust, but it is fresh and warm. The menu is extensive, so there...More

Thank Jake S
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I ate here once before and thought I would try it again since I was in the area. I ordered chicken fried chicken with 2 sides for $11.49. While the food was good,the same entree with 3 sides is under $10.00 at Cracker Barrel with...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

With most of our family out of town I opted to try the Mel-O-Dee as I have passed it for years and have always wanted to try it. It was just my mother and myself. We luckily timed it right and got right in ....More

Thank tbolttraveler
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This place has been in operation for years. It really is one of those great "old school" type eateries---the food is just good basic stuff, nothing fancy--just plain good though. Same for the building it is located. It "brings ya back" in time. Well worth...More

Thank mpgarrity
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to the melody for years very good memories of coming here with my mom and our two young boys and eating coleslaw, they have the best coleslaw anywhere, great broasted chicken shrimp very good food very good service highly recommended would give...More

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Once high levels of service and taste-it now suffers from indifferent service and frozen TV dinner quality. No longer worth the drive.

Thank Philip M
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Russell C
In the 60's the Mel-o-Dee was a nice place to eat. Good food, good service, good prices. Then it started it's decline. Every thing started to go. If you order a meal today and then order it next week, it's not the same. Why is that? 30 years ago, it was still an "alright" place to eat, but now it's all but slid off the spot for edible meals. My wife and I come back every 2 or 3 years to see if they have improved. We're never disappointed. STILL no good!! Why is that? Even their cole slaw is different from day to day. Why is that?! Okay, that's three questions.....................................
30 January 2015|
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Response from ejay6656 | Reviewed this property |
Different maybe, best around, still! plus ingredients have changed over the years.....a little different here, a little different there, add them up, and big different overall...... last time we were there, service was... More
Carolynn V
are you open on Christmas Day?
25 December 2014|
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Response from Traveler01171965 | Reviewed this property |
They were open on Christmas Eve and that was a mess though .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2350 S Dayton Lakeview Rd, New Carlisle, OH 45344-2317
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  New Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 937-849-1378
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