Sweet Mels
Bar & Grill
Today 11AM–2AM
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1 W University Ave Gainesville, FL 32601
1 West University AvenueUSFloridaGainesville32601
Bar & GrillToday 11AM–2AM
Friday 11AM–2AMSaturday 12PM–2AMSunday 12–11PMMonday 11AM–2AMTuesday 11AM–2AMWednesday 11AM–2AMThursday 11AM–2AM
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Casual bar & grill featuring hearty burgers, plus cocktails & weekly specials in simple surrounds.- Google
"Perfectly cooked to order and very tasty."
"Understandable considering the rudeness of the bartender."
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Ashley Ruth
3 months ago
The burger I ordered was delicious. The size was incredible for the price, and the mushrooms/onions were done perfectly. However, the bottom bun was so soggy, that I had to eat it with a fork. Maybe putting the tomato on the bottom isn't the best idea, especially on a delivery? This is the second time I have had this restaurant and for the most part, the experiences have been good. (The first time, I was delivered the wrong food and had to wait almost 45 minutes in addition to the hour wait, which slightly sucked). Overall, I think if I ate in house, the experience would be 5 star, instead of the 4 you get with a delivery. Would order again, but maybe not delivery anymore.
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Ryan McKeon
2 months ago
Sweet Mel's definitely has the best burgers I've found in Gainesville and probably one of the best burgers I've ordered in a restaurant. Always juicy and cooked perfectly every time, the only downside is it makes the bottom bun soggy but I feel like that's unavoidable unless you want a dried up patty. I can't speak for the rest of their menu personally but my friends and family have never complained with anything they've tried. I need to come on a Wednesday and try their wings, it's just hard passing up a burger when I go! The staff is always friendly and attentive but it can take a while to get your food sometimes so be prepared. The kitchen may get backed up with to-go orders even if the restaurant isn't busy, but at least your drinks will be full while you wait!
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Melanie Rosa
8 months ago
I ordered the bacon mac burger and it was made perfectly. It was well seasoned and the patty was juicy. It was my first time here, but the service was quick and my server was polite. and knowledgeable
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Lawrence Granger
2 months ago
Amazing burgers, awesome staff, great place to catch a game
Grant Diner
a week ago
I had heard good things about the food at Sweet Mel's so I stopped by on Friday (01/29) at 4:30 to grab a bite to eat. I walked in and sat two seats down from where the bartender was talking to a young man looking for work. The bartender glanced at me as I sat down and continued talking to the young man. There was no greeting, no acknowledgement of my having taken a seat at the bar. After a couple of minutes of being ignored I decided to take my business elsewhere. There was a lady sitting at the end of the bar and no other patrons were present. Understandable considering the rudeness of the bartender. A simple "I'll be right with you" and offering me a menu would have been satisfactory yet the man just ignored my presence. Probably just as well because I ended up dining at Loosey's and had a terrific burger/fries and a warm and friendly server. I doubt that I will ever try Sweet Mel's again, I'll just go to Loosey's where there is great food and a friendly professional staff.
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Donny West
2 months ago
If you live in Gainesville and you haven't tried a burger from Sweet Mels, you're doing it wrong. The best burgers in town, and maybe in the state. Good selection of beers, including some microbrews.
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steven bristow
2 months ago
Love to have drinks here but food has gone down hill a bit. They to go back to their roots, when they started.
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Karen Rentz
5 months ago
The food and service at Sweet Mel's is excellent and top notched. I highly recommend.