Get directions | 300 W 114th St, New York, NY 10026


Hours | Sunday 10am-3pm | 5pm-10pm, Monday 5pm-11pm, Tuesday 5pm-11pm, Wednesday 5pm-11pm, Thursday 5pm-11pm, Friday 5pm-11pm, Saturday Closed


Walk outside and ask ten people if they like sunsets, golden retrievers, or any Pixar movie that isn’t Cars 2. One of these people will try to fight you, but the others will say something along the lines of, ‘Yes, of course.’ Round up all these people (along with any willing bystanders), bring them all to Melba’s in Harlem, and you’ll get a similarly universal stamp of approval. And the reason for that is simple. It has some of the best soul food in the city.
Take a look at the menu, and your eyes will immediately be drawn to the chicken and waffles. And there are a few reasons for this. It’s at the top, it’s labeled as a winner, and everyone knows that chicken and waffles is a delicious combination that an ancient hero stole from the gods and gifted unto humans. The version here is further proof of this fact, but we actually prefer the rich, tender short ribs that fall apart like they were made by H&M. The crispy, lightly battered catfish is another entree worth your time and money, and there are also a bunch of starters we enjoy, like the BBQ short rib sliders and spring rolls stuffed with collard greens, rice, and cheese.


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Melba’s Spring Rolls
Rice, Black Eyed Peas, Collard Greens and Cheddar Cheese in a Spring Roll Wrapper

Charleston Jumbo Shrimp

Buffalo Wings

Fried Catfish Strips
With Chipotle Mayo

Auntie D’s Mini Burgers
Choice of Pepper Jack, Mozzarella or Cheddar Cheese

Pulled BBQ Short Rib Sliders
with Cheddar Cheese

Spinach & Cheese Empanadas

Fried Calamari
with Homemade Marinara Sauce

Lemon and Honey Chicken Tenders

Southern Crab Cakes
with Tarter Sauce

Healthy Comfort
Grilled Vegetable Napoleon
Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Winter & Summer Squash with Buffalo Mozzarella

Melba’s “DGB” Darn Good Burger
Plant-based Burger
Served Original, Skinny (lettuce wrap) or Naked

Marinated Chicken Cutlet

Classic Caesar Salad

Baby Spinach Salad
Fresh Baby Spinach, Julienned Red Onion and Cucumbers

Organic Mesclun Greens

Add to any Salad
Grilled Chicken
Grilled Salmon
Grilled Shrimp

Southern Fried Chicken & Eggnog Waffles
With Strawberry Butter and Maple Syrup
WINNER on “THROWDOWN! with Bobby Flay”

Southern Fried Chicken Wings & Eggnog Waffles

Fried Catfish & Eggnog Waffles

Wine Braised Short Ribs or Beef**

Grilled Wild Atlantic Salmon **

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf**

Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass**

Southern Chicken**
Southern Fried, Smothered or Grilled Cutlet

Country Catfish**

Trés Macaroni & Cheese**
A Delicious Blend of Pepper Jack, Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese

Charleston Jumbo Shrimp**

Fish & Chips

Deluxe Hamburger
French Fries, Lettuce, Tomato
Choice of Pepper Jack, Mozzarella or Cheddar Cheese Additional $1.50

**meal includes 2 side orders

Side Orders
Trés Mac & Cheese

Low Country Collard Greens
Seasoned with Smoked Turkey

Down Home Peas & Rice

Sautéed Spinach

French Fries

Momma’s Potato Salad

Roasted Garlic Yukon Mashed Potatoes

Chili Onion Rings

A$AP Yams
In Honor of A$AP (Steve Rodriguez) Yams

Eggnog Waffle with Strawberry Butter*
*Cannot be a substitute for a side order.