Awards

Melt Bar & Grilled is a local favorite in the Cleveland region, but has also garnered national attention from NBC’s Today Show, The Food Network’s Diner’s, Drive-ins and Dives and The Best Thing I Ever Ate, USA Today, ESPN The Magazine, The Boston Globe, FOX News and The Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food.

2014 A List Restaurant – Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com

Best New Restaurant (Columbus location)  614 Magazine 2014

Best Bar Food  614 Magazine 2014

Top 21 Sandwich Shops in the Country – Thrillist.com Magazine 2014

Best New Restaurant (Columbus location) – Columbus Alive 2014

50 Breakout Brands – Nation’s Restaurant News 2013

America’s Top Restaurants – Zagat 2013

Cleveland’s A-List Restaurants – Cleveland Plain Dealer 2013

Best Restaurant  Cleveland Scene Magazine 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Best Sandwich Shop  Cleveland Scene Magazine 2013

Best Local Entrepreneur  Cleveland Scene Magazine 2013

America’s 10 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches – Relish Magazine 2013

Best Sandwich  Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Best Sandwich  Cleveland Scene Magazine 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Best Cheap Eats  Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

Best Beer Selection  Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards 2012, 2011

Best Service  Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards 2012, 2011

Best People Watching  Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards 2012, 2011

Best Soup  Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards 2012, 2011

Best Cocktails  Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards 2012, 2011

America’s Best Sandwich Shops – USA TODAY and Zagat 2012

Best Vegetarian/Vegan Selections  Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards 2012

Best Place for Family Dining  Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards 2012

Business Person of the Year Melt Bar & Grilled Owner Matt Fish, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce 2012

One of the 10 Best Sports Bars in America  ESPN the Magazine 2011

Best Taste of Cleveland  Cleveland Scene Magazine 2011

Best Local Food Champ (Owner Matt Fish)  Cleveland Scene Magazine 2011

Best Sandwich Shop – Fox 8 Cleveland’s Hot List 2011

Best Restaurant  Metromix Cleveland 2011

Best Cleveland Restaurant  Akron Beacon Journal 2011, 2010

Best Suburban Hot Spot  Cleveland Magazine 2010

Best Sandwich Shop  Cleveland Metromix 2010

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant  City’s Best Cleveland 2010

One of Cleveland’s Most Memorable Restaurants of the Past 30 Years  Crain’s Cleveland Business 2010

Best Sandwich Shop – Cleveland Magazine’s Best of Cleveland Issue 2009

Best Cheap Date Spot – Cleveland Magazine’s Best of Cleveland Issue 2009

Best Restaurant Promotion (Tattoo Family)  Cleveland Scene Magazine 2009

Best Place to Grab a Sandwich  Cleveland Magazine 2009

Best Sandwich and Best Cheap Eats in Cleveland – Northern Ohio Live 2008

One of the Best Sandwiches in America – Esquire Magazine 2008

Best Grilled Cheese in Cleveland – Cleveland Scene Magazine 2008, 2007

Best Place to Break Your Diet – Ohio Magazine 2008

Best New Restaurant – Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards 2007

Best Comfort Food in Cleveland – Cleveland Free Times 2007

Best Place to Eat Like a Kid (with the kids) – Northern Ohio Live 2007

Local Eats City Top 100 List Winner