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Mel-O-Dee Restaurant

) #2 of 15 Restaurants in New Carlisle €€ - €€€ American
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” (34 reviews)
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06:00 - 22:00All hours
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2350 S Dayton Lakeview Rd, New Carlisle, OH 45344-2317
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside is new following this years tornado. For some reason, the back room in more noisy. In the remodeling, some of the sound buffering was removed. To hear each other you have to yell to be heard over everyone else who is yelling. I...More

Thank Randy O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I happened upon the Mel-o-Dee 2 years ago, when driving across the country from DC to Denver to take him to school. Where do you eat on I-70 between Columbia and Dayton? We Yelped and found the Mel-o-Dee Restaurant. WOW. Sunday lunch...More

Thank mgarcia522
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was an awesome find! Went there for a work lunch and was really pleased with everything about it. The food was fantastic! The service was superb! The atmosphere was warm and inviting. Just great overall! Everyone was courteous and kind. I look forward...More

Thank tibunifamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has been closed for over a month due to a wind storm, but it came bacvk larger and better than ever. They have the best cole slaw in the area--as they say world famous. They are also known for their broaster chicken. I...More

Thank Stanley W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

O.K. I guess I'm partial, but I've been going to Mel-O-Dee's since I was born back in 1965. Mel-O-Dee's nickname is "Heaven's Waiting Room" as it is a regular haunt for many local seniors that have also been going there a very long time. Mel-O-Dee's...More

Thank audreyswinney
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Their chicken dinner and homemade bread is so yummy!! Their peanut butter pie is the perfect dessert!! We love this restaurant....it has been around for many years and it still has that family friendly hospitality!!

Thank finandmam
Reviewed 7 June 2017

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 27 May 2017 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 25 May 2017

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
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Russell C
29 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
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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