Mel’s is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11am-3pm, serving up scratch-made sandwiches, salads, soups and entrees with old favorites and new dishes rotating regularly. Save room for dessert! Stop by and see us soon!

We're also here to bring Mel's and Al's Burger Shack to your next party or event. Visit the Catering section for details and a sample menu. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a venue Mel’s can host your party and serve some seriously great food.



We regularly host special dinners at Mel's, collaborating with local chefs and other movers and shakers in this community. Check below for upcoming events (and contact us if you are interested in having your event at Mel's!)

big sadie pop-up at mel’s - march 10

Join us Sunday, March 10 from 1-6pm for a Big Sadie Smoke Shop Pop-Up at Mel’s featuring amazing ‘cue, live music, beer from Steel String and wine from Empire. Big Sadie will be serving up pulled pork, smoked chicken, vegetable hash, brussels sprouts, mac & cheese, cornbread and more! It’s $12 for a plate or $15 for a combo plate. No reservations or tickets…just show up hungry and enjoy an afternoon of eating, drinking and live music.

Check out the awesome poster too!


401 main pop-up at mel’s - march 17

401 Main will soon open its doors in Carrboro in the former Cafe Carrboro space. Come taste what they’re about at a special seafood-centric St. Patty’s Day pop-up at Mel’s! Sandwiches, sides and desserts are on the menu…check out the poster below for details and we’ll see you at Mel’s Sunday, March 17!



Looking for a place to host the perfect birthday or office party? Have a family that’s outgrowing your house at reunion time? We’ve got you covered! Mel’s has hosted birthday parties and special dinners…it’s amazing what you can do in our space with a little imagination. And, rest assured we’ll take care of great food and drink too! Contact us to discuss your event!