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4165 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223-2245
+1 513-681-6358
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I can't remember the last time I could order a sandwich out. I'm gluten free and it's so hard to find gf bread out there. Melt uses Udis. The girl working helped me with my order and suggested the Verde Chicken. Loved it. I got the chips-salty. Might try a side next time. Portions were substantial and the quality of... More 

Thank maradythestern
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to Melt.The staff was friendly and the menu had plenty of items to select from.How ever I was expecting so much more .The food wasn't that great .We had the vegan nachos and my husband ordered a sandwich with the mac & cheese , I ordered a sandwich with the pumpkin soup .My son came... More 

Thank FoodYa129
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Fun, quirky little joint that will surprise you with their tasty fare! Sat windowside with the family and enjoyed the downtown view and a vegetarian sandwich with hummus and chips. My husband loved the meaty brisket sandwich and cheesy buffalo mac!

Thank Lilrichmomma
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

i've only eaten at melt a few times in all the years its been open, but i can't think of one decent experience. the last time i visited melt i told the cashier i didn't like beef cooked through, and asked if they could put the sliced roast beef on my flatbread after it was cooked. when he said no... More 

Thank Black Foot F
Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This cozy, quaint little restaurant has an amazing menu selection especially for those who are gluten free and vegetarian.

Thank wisc_wisc
Rockford, Ohio
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is definitely local and reflects the neighbor hood. We were there on a Sunday for brunch. Limited menu. Good food. Friendly service. We waited a long time for our food and my husbands order was made vegan without asking, but they made it right quickly. The atmosphere is interesting.

Thank sansanmom
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211 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Love that they have a lot of locally sourced foods, as well as many vegan/ vegetarian options. Vegetarian chili is awesome, and I'm not vegetarian. Check out the brunch for some different and delicious menu items.It can be a little pricey, but the quality of the food is worth it. I'm a little disappointed with their new management (or buyer?... More 

Thank cincyfoodsnob
Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I wanted Cincinnati Chili on my quick trip to Cincy so I was a little disappointed when I found out they didn't have real Cincinnati Chili but my disappointment was short-lived. Incredible Veggie Chili (with a little kick), good service, down-home feel. Great place!

Thank Rdub56
Salt Lake City, Utah
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128 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I'm not vegan or vegetarian myself but this food is incredible. Ordering was a breeze and the guy took his time to really inform me of questions I had about ingredients and the items on the menu. He made a great recommendation for some local Kombucha too which was great. I also like to support local businesses when I travel... More 

Thank NoMadsen_
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

My favorite things in a restaurant are when they put together flavors I've never had before and inspire me to cook differently in my own kitchen. Melt delivered! It was really great!

Thank Sarah M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4165 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-681-6358

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?