I took a friend to Mel's for lunch today. I politely asked the cashier if my check was correct because of an additional charge of either .99 or $1.99. Her response, "If you don't order one of our specials you are charged extra." I didn't respond but politely paid the bill and left. Ridiculous! It left a bad taste in my mouth and I won't be back.
My wife and I moved to Jeff city back in October, we enjoy eating out for breakfast usually on a Sunday morning. We set out looking for a new place to do just that shortly after moving here. We happened to drive by Mel's and the parking lot was full. That generally means the food is good and the service is better. We thought up until today we had found our spot, we have gone there several times since October sometimes once a week others only a couple 3 times a month. This morning we ordered our breakfast and I wanted to try the pie, I like Tripp,e berry pie so I ordered the berry blast. After my meal our waitress brought out my pie and I tried it but it tasted different than what I was used to from other berry pies. I thought that maybe they had used rhubarb instead of strawberries, as I cut into the pie again a piece of the crust fell off and under the crust was nothing but mold, fuzzy hairy mold. It was all I could do to keep from getting sick right there. When we pointed it out our waitress she was so embarrassed and apologized, she removed the pie from our tab by instructions of the manager but e manager never came and spoke with us over the situation, I guess he didn't care was maybe was just another situation he didn't to deal with again. Mel's had good food and good service but that pie had to be more than a week old or two for there to be that much mold on it I can't but think how much more food is coming out of that kitchen that is several days old and nearly spoiled. I'm sorry Mel but I'm just not going to be able to trust that you would serve me good quality food from that kitchen. Unfortunately I won't be able to return again.