For most folks, dessert is the most important part of a meal at Mel's Cafe. So make sure you save some room. That might be difficult to do, given the caliber of the soul food served at Mel's Cafe. But if you can, you'll be rewarded with a sugary slice of sweet potato pie or, if you're adventurous, a grilled doughnut. Eat the latter with or without a melting scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Before you dig into something sweet, however, you really should eat your dinner. That's where Mel's main menu of Southern comfort food comes in. Many customers give high marks to its fried chicken (get two or three pieces), but that's far from your only option. Barbecue ribs, fried fish, pork chops, country ham, hamburger steak with onions—they're all on the menu here. Plus, many of the meats also come in sandwich form. Stop by Mel's Cafe in the morning for more of the same for breakfast.