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Mel's Burger Bar

2850 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

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(212) 865-7100


  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Monday: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:30 am - 1:00 am
  • Friday: 11:30 am - 1:00 am
  • Saturday: 11:00 am - 1:00 am

Cuisine: Bars, Burger Restaurants

4.3 of 5.0 from 148 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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Mel's Burger Bar Reviews

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  • Natalie MWe made a large reservation for brunch for my and my friends birthday. The waitress forgot one of my friends food and even though it was bottomless never filled up our glasses. Horrible. Rude.

    22222 by Natalie M

  • Kathy M.$25 for 2hrs bottomless brunch, including entree (brunch menu only). Bottomless includes: bloody marys, mimosas, & screwdrivers. Service couldn't have been more friendly!

    55555 by Kathy M.

  • Daniel BThe hot mess is delicous.

    55555 by Daniel B

  • Renne EFried OREO is extremely awesome!

    55555 by Renne E

  • Eduardo TI thought a burger place would have a recipe for a vegetarian burger that stick together, but Mel's burger falls apart unfortunately. Also, my fries were soaked in oil! Double frustration.

    22222 by Eduardo T

  • Ryan W.Update: The Backyard Burger is the best burger in America. Great beer selection. Skip the spiked shakes.

    55555 by Ryan W.

  • Hunter ThomasLong list of good burger options and plenty of sides. Local beers. There's always in space in back of restaurant. Service has a "take our time" approach.

    55555 by Hunter Thomas

  • Nicolas JChili cheese fries / Cali burger

    55555 by Nicolas J

  • Diego FernándezGreat place to see football

    55555 by Diego Fernández

  • Matthew FThe burgers,obviously, are awesome

    55555 by Matthew F

  • Eric BaileyGreat beer selection and very good burgers. That's enough for me to visit every time I'm on the UWS.

    55555 by Eric Bailey

  • Sean DalyThe classic burger is great. The potato buns are delish

    55555 by Sean Daly

  • Alex F.Really good burgers, got the dirty hipster and for the first time ever, used a fork & knife to eat it. It's a must try!

    55555 by Alex F.

  • Michael T.Great spot for burgers and fries, craft beers and sports. Truly epic selections of each! Beer flights and growlers. The spot to be for a big game.

    55555 by Michael T.

  • Sammy DBackyarder burger, atomic fries, Mac and cheese balls, grilled cheese

    55555 by Sammy D

  • Dmitry KBest burgers in the area

    55555 by Dmitry K

  • Myer NClassic burger

    55555 by Myer N

  • PhanessaSolid burgers, spacious room, lots of college kids.

    55555 by Phanessa

  • JP P.Classic burger bar: the meat is tender and juicy, the fries come in a variety of seasonings, and the milkshakes and beer match perfectly

    55555 by JP P.

  • Emilio C.Cool place to hang out if you're close to Columbia. Grab a drink.

    55555 by Emilio C.

  • Tahtah PrinceThey have great burgers and a variety of beers. Onion rings and buffalo wings are good apps l.

    55555 by Tahtah Prince

  • Nick Q.Get the L.E.S. Burger. Probably one of the top ten burgers I've had in my life.

    55555 by Nick Q.

  • zia osmanConsider customizing your burger the party and bun are pretty salty so it make become too salty in its totality if you get additionally salty toppings

    55555 by zia osman

  • SenencitoLove this place, just the right mix of ambiance and great burgers

    55555 by Senencito

  • Jesse B.Come for the burgers (they're all good), stay to complete the 40 beer Brew Crew challenge!

    55555 by Jesse B.

  • Robyn GrierThe French dip burger was amazing. Good draft beer selection.

    55555 by Robyn Grier

  • Diana KwonThe spiked milkshakes were good. Food was pretty terrible!

    22222 by Diana Kwon

  • Dmitry F.great place to grab a burger and have a beer

    55555 by Dmitry F.

  • Greater H.Not exactly sure who comes here for the burgers, but the bar "is a jumpin'". It seems those with $$$ to burn come to indulge in some later night revelry. Ask them about that beer club rewards program!

    55555 by Greater H.

  • Sarah K.Great burgers and music

    55555 by Sarah K.

  • Foad TorshiziExcellent burgers! Beautiful interior. Courteous staff. Amazing alcoholic shakes. This place is perfect if you are looking for American food near Columbia.

    55555 by Foad Torshizi

  • Michael T.Great to catch the game. Any game: Any sports. Brilliant craft beer selection. And the burgers, oh the burgers..!

    55555 by Michael T.

  • Adil MajidThe Back Yarder is the way to go.

    33333 by Adil Majid

  • jasmine jeffersonThe fried Oreos are amazing !!! Not a big fan of their fries however burgers are good and drinks are even better

    55555 by jasmine jefferson

  • Vivian VoHalf a growler of beer is perfect for 4 people

    55555 by Vivian Vo

  • Megan M.The back yarder burger is the best burger I've ever had! Service is great and beer selection is plentiful!

    55555 by Megan M.

  • Laura MarincolaThe california burger is a must!

    55555 by Laura Marincola

  • Aashna S.I wouldn't go back. Veggie burger...gross. fries...gross.service was slow but waiter was nice.

    22222 by Aashna S.

  • Jillian NicholsAlcoholic milkshakes.

    55555 by Jillian Nichols

  • Bruno BarettaBacon mushroom burger. Rare, of course

    55555 by Bruno Baretta

  • Dang LeBurgers are really small for what they charge. Parmesan Jalapeño fries were delicious. Nice & crunchy, not too oily or soggy. But the ketchup had more flavor than the sauce that came with the fries.

    55555 by Dang Le

  • Alex MetzlerDisco fries were good, if a bit over-drenched in the Gravy. The "Hot Mess" burger was excellent.

    33333 by Alex Metzler

  • Elizabeth B.love the Cadillac burger

    55555 by Elizabeth B.

  • Ryan W.Top 5 burger in New York City. Looking to try something new? Get the Dirty Hipster.

    55555 by Ryan W.

  • Jim M.Burgers are awesome + beer selection is fabulous🍻😋

    55555 by Jim M.

  • Andrew M.What the burgers lack in diameter they make up for in height. Hope you have a big mouth.

    33333 by Andrew M.

  • JoleneShrimp Salad! Disco Fries! Hot Mess! Why am I shouting?!

    33333 by Jolene

  • Chris EvansIf you're here after 10pm, congrats your night is over

    55555 by Chris Evans

  • Jessica B.Jalapeño Parmesan fries are a must. Also they give free shots when the Rangers score a goal if you're there during a game. 👍

    55555 by Jessica B.

  • RisaFor an iconic (& delicious) Americana experience, get the Back Yard Burger and the PB&J milkshake.

    55555 by Risa

  • Jackee B.Great selection on bloodies. Disco fries!

    55555 by Jackee B.

  • Alessia RCharged us when my boyfriend accidentally spilled his beer and the waitress offered him a new one.The first one still appeared on the bill.LAME They also didn't really clean up the mess.Won't go back!

    22222 by Alessia R

  • A.J. B.They have a menu just for fries. Yes!

    55555 by A.J. B.

  • Nicole Rae D.Although I didn't enjoy my veggie burger, my man really did love his meaty cowboy burger and I must mention the great service - excellent staff!

    55555 by Nicole Rae D.

  • Virginia L.I really liked the food but if you split a check the "suggested gratuity" is calculated off of the grand total, which I have seen nowhere else. Tricky and if intentional that's not right.

    33333 by Virginia L.

  • Matthew DSlow bar service

    33333 by Matthew D

  • New York HabitatThis is a great restaurant that has delicious burgers, beers and milkshakes! Yum!

    55555 by New York Habitat

  • Michael J.Best burger I ever had!

    55555 by Michael J.

  • Kevin TThe spiked shakes are a hit or miss. The Siberian Husky tasted like pure vodka but The Dark Knight was delicious.

    33333 by Kevin T

  • John B.Join Brew Crew. #RHIP

    55555 by John B.

  • jill H.Try the chopped Cobb salad!

    55555 by jill H.

  • Ryan D.Great beer selection

    55555 by Ryan D.

  • Matt A.Burgers, beer, and lots of TVs that makes it perfect for NFL Sundays

    55555 by Matt A.

  • Andre EAlways end with picklebacka

    55555 by Andre E

  • Paula F.Classic burger. The best!!!!🍔

    55555 by Paula F.

  • Aj JordanGet the Mac and chizzzzzzzz

    33333 by Aj Jordan

  • Amanda BDead Bastard is the tits.

    22222 by Amanda B

  • Carla M.Love the Bo Burger (get it with the suggested pairing, if you are so inclined) - I have yet to have a bad burger of any kind here.

    55555 by Carla M.

  • Natalie G.I travel the nation looking for the best milkshake. I could have my own Food Channel show on the stuff, no joke. Spiked milkshakes here? Too "watery" and uneven distribution of ingredients. Try again.

    55555 by Natalie G.

  • christine h.Been here twice w a Groupon, waitresses and servers were all lovely.

    55555 by christine h.

  • ChrisThis is the kinda place to go if you want a burger with a high cost-to-bites ratio. Although tasty, mine clocked in at $12 for 9 bites

    33333 by Chris

  • Clarice WhiteGood service so far still waiting on my burger

    33333 by Clarice White

  • Ryan W.The WIDoWMaKEr comes in at $11.90. It has a mountain of mac n cheese so skip the rest of the menu.

    55555 by Ryan W.

  • Inaki O.Riazul tequila michelada!!

    55555 by Inaki O.

  • Julissa O.Doesn't look like much from the outside, but once you walk in it has a great decor & atmosphere. Food is ok and mimosa's are $2 for brunch. Cool, chill spot.

    55555 by Julissa O.

  • Victoria G.A fun spot but, unfortunately, food quality is uneven.

    55555 by Victoria G.

  • Julie H.Unlimited wings sliders and pilsner beer for $25 during games!

    55555 by Julie H.

  • jonathan h.bartenders are brain dead.

    22222 by jonathan h.

  • jonathan h.don't be an idiot. don't get the veggie burger.

    33333 by jonathan h.

  • Bill T.Most things are awesome (i love the Tennessee jed shake). avoid the cotton candy shake though; tastes like chalk.

    55555 by Bill T.

  • Spencer B.Waitress was a design major...didn't know how to make change of a 20.00...and that was the bright spot of her service...

    33333 by Spencer B.

  • Jake MAwesome fries and interesting beer

    55555 by Jake M

  • Justin VThe service here is terrible. Servers are uninterested in helping anyone. Better off going to Five Guys across the street. Better food, Better prices.

    22222 by Justin V

  • Jessica T.siberian husky- spiked shake is great! (cookie monster ice cream, kahlua, and absolut. my favorite! <3

    55555 by Jessica T.

  • Greg AMel's is a great, fun spot, always a good time and the food is great. Make sure to order the fried pickles and fried oreos, nothing better.

    55555 by Greg A

  • CaliforniaOrder french fries with Parmesan cheese. Ceasar salad is pretty nasty

    33333 by California

  • Andrew P.Upper West Side – $3 bloody marys

    55555 by Andrew P.

  • Vivek B.Left Hand Milk Stout.

    55555 by Vivek B.

  • Aletha H.The menu has been upgraded! Feeling like going all out? Try The Widowmakerburger with mac'n cheese and bacon and the parmesan jalepeño fries.

    55555 by Aletha H.

  • Jose L.Mel's Burger Bar got a health rating of A with 9 points. Download the nyc health ratings android app to view and share restaurants on FourSquare http://nychealthratings.com/r/25894

    55555 by Jose L.

  • CeasarFood is awesome, beer selection is great also. Prompt, friendly service, our waitress could not have been nicer. Try the WTF and the Widowmaker. Honorable mention = bacon, sour cream & chive fries.

    55555 by Ceasar

  • Jess HThe service here was horrible. The girl bartendender gave us attitude and ruined our experience by giving us judgemental "looks" all night.

    11111 by Jess H

  • AnneNever use a Groupon here otherwise shitty service! The bartender didn't want to do her job; one waitress rolled her eyes due to us ordering fries with our burgers; the others were just as dismissive!

    22222 by Anne

  • Raymond R.Love this place. Great burgers, fries and an awesome beer selection. Best of all really good service.

    55555 by Raymond R.

  • The Tiny TieRantTry the Bacon Chives Sour Cream Fries - #drool #noms

    55555 by The Tiny TieRant

  • The Tiny TieRantTry the Cotton Candy Milkshake - #vodka #sweet #drinks #noms #heavenly

    55555 by The Tiny TieRant

  • The Tiny TieRantTry the Mac-n-Cheese Burger - #noms #bacon #pickles

    55555 by The Tiny TieRant

  • Raj S.Decent brunch. The eggs benny is pretty standard but with great portions. Bloody Mary's at brunch are only $2 but they aren't anything special.

    55555 by Raj S.

  • Starry T.Get the haymaker

    22222 by Starry T.

  • Ado CYou know a place is good when they can charge high price gor burgers and fries and get away with it ....i will deff be back

    55555 by Ado C

  • Caitlin Nget a milkshake here and then go across the street to Five Guys for burgers and fries.

    33333 by Caitlin N

  • Lenny S.Try their cookie monster milk shake it's AMAZING!

    55555 by Lenny S.

  • Tim P.$8 for Ithaca Flower Power? Why? Should be $6.

    33333 by Tim P.

  • CollegeCandyThe burgers at Mel's are good, but the really popular menu items here are the spiked milkshakes!

    55555 by CollegeCandy

  • Brian DThey play Grateful Dead.

    55555 by Brian D

  • Samantha S.Nachos = Yummylicious

    55555 by Samantha S.

  • Jackee B.Get Dawn Tues, Thurs, or weekends. She's the nice Cali girl behind the bar

    55555 by Jackee B.

  • CharlieTiny, over priced burgers, that don't come with fries. Everything is super expensive. This place is a rip-off.

    33333 by Charlie

  • Hector V.Garlic Fries are a must!

    55555 by Hector V.

  • AnalauraBeat bartender in town: Jonathan :)

    55555 by Analaura

  • AnalauraBest bartender in town: ja

    55555 by Analaura

  • Brooke JCheck out @MelsBurgerbarNY for spur of the moment flash specials/ mob specials/ free beer, etc and updates for foursquare users

    55555 by Brooke J

  • Annie CHorrible vegetarian burgers. made with beat coloring and so It looks like raw ground beef.

    33333 by Annie C

  • Pranay D.horrible service each and every time. Once, we were halfway through our 1st round - waiter asked for next round, we said we'd order in a few min - in about 2 min, the guy brings us our check !!!!

    22222 by Pranay D.

  • Alexis AI absolutely love this place. Just try the Hard Arnie.

    55555 by Alexis A

  • Andrej M.Don't you ever order Mels burger of the month. its a terrible experiment.

    33333 by Andrej M.

  • Brian M.California burger

    55555 by Brian M.

  • Alex L.Been waiting over 15 mins at our table and not a soul has acknowledged us. OVER IT! Leaving...

    11111 by Alex L.

  • Knah A.The bathroom doors *PUSH* open

    11111 by Knah A.

  • Mike M.Get the jalepeno burger on sour dough!

    55555 by Mike M.

  • L E.$2 bloody mary... do the burgers _have_ to be good?

    55555 by L E.

  • Karl P.It's funny watching people try to find the bathroom

    33333 by Karl P.

  • Lisa F.Awesome turkey burger! Staff was super friendly. A little pricey- but great groupon deal. Love it there.

    55555 by Lisa F.

  • Karl P.Bathroom is around the corner next to the high chairs

    33333 by Karl P.

  • Eric E.The Broadway Burger is like a patty melt with bacon and jalepenos. I'll be back.

    33333 by Eric E.

  • Eloy C.After this spot go to Pinkberry across the street from there

    33333 by Eloy C.

  • Benjamin B.Had a great juicy Cadillac with thick bacon, and enjoyed the disco fries. Service was prompt, I am satisfied.

    55555 by Benjamin B.

  • Ethan BDISCO FRIEEEES! Sound freaky, but pretty awesome. Also, the brisket sandwich is good, but not great. Their burgers are insanely juicy.

    55555 by Ethan B

  • elle d.Let down. Over priced, slow service, sub standard food. The 'atomic fries' for $5 are regular fries over saturated with tobasco just take the trip to shake shack

    33333 by elle d.

  • JeiHoodieThe person at the front said the computer downstairs is playing the music. I had to tell him the motown motown at this bar was off the hinges.

    22222 by JeiHoodie

  • Eloy C.Go to Pinkberry

    55555 by Eloy C.

  • Mitch S.Fried pickles are right on!!

    55555 by Mitch S.

  • Chris Z.The service is horrible, don't come here expecting a quick meal.

    22222 by Chris Z.

  • Teresaclassic burger fries and draft for $16.... great deal, service wonderful, great music, waiters are great. a true nyc uws must!!!

    55555 by Teresa

  • chinaThis place is horrible. The service is junk. The bartender is rude. The burger is worse. Go to Le Monde or Community. You will not be disappointed.

    22222 by china

  • Kenny R.It's not shake shack, but Columbia students can consider themselves in the presence of a must-try burger in NYC.

    55555 by Kenny R.

  • Beth S.Had the veggie burger and it was messy but very good. I go here mostly for Mel's rotating craft beer taps. Avoid late night if you're over 25.

    55555 by Beth S.

  • Nimrod L.Free soda refills are always fun :)

    55555 by Nimrod L.

  • ChaimBest draft beer selection in the area. It's almost all micro brews, and a lot of it's local.

    55555 by Chaim

  • Zach S.Burgers are garbage. Corn fed? Are you serious? 1991. Pepper much? Their medium rare is boa's very well done. Yikes. Will do my best to take this 'shit'stablishment to chapter 11. You're welcome.

    33333 by Zach S.

  • Jimmie B.Try the fish tacos if you feel like doing something a little different.

    55555 by Jimmie B.

  • PHUDE-nycBroadway Burger is my new favorite, followed by a PBR or PB&J milkshake!

    55555 by PHUDE-nyc

  • Joshua A24 bucks for a double bacon cheeseburger, fries, and a coke, but overall it was good. Just not shake shack good...with more overhead. I will be back to check it out again though

    33333 by Joshua A

  • Ashley K.Get the French Dip

    33333 by Ashley K.

  • Amanda KMost-unusual lemonade is most delic!

    55555 by Amanda K

  • Ferrol L.The spiked shakes are AMAZING!!!!!

    55555 by Ferrol L.

  • Tushar K.Awesome new retro burger joint near Columbia! @melsburgerbarny has great burgers (bit overpriced), good shakes, and awesome dessert! =)

    55555 by Tushar K.

  • Amanda KTry the brisket sandwich- its the bomb!!!

    55555 by Amanda K

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