Restaurant Review: The Melt Shop


Maria Alvarez Flores

The Melt Shop offers comfort food in a clean, casual setting. Check it out!

Maria Alvarez Flores, Staff Reporter

Never know where to eat? Tired of always going to the same places and having the same meals? Is it time for a change? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time you visit The Melt Shop!

The Melt Shop first opened in Downingtown on November 2, 2019, and it has been quite a hit. It’s located in the Brandywine Square Shopping Center (1084 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335).

The casual eatery offers a variety of food choices that circulate around grilled cheese sandwiches. Their menu consists of many food items such as: grilled cheeses, chicken melts, burger melts, chicken tenders, loaded tater tots, and much more. Some of their most popular food items include: The Maple Bacon Grilled Cheese, The Burger Melt, The Original Chicken Tenders, The Loaded Tots, and The Shakes.

The restaurant itself is very clean and spacious. Their walls and decorations were very appealing to the eye. The staff there are very kind and helpful. Once you order, they hand you a buzzer that lets you know when your order is ready. In my opinion, that makes things a lot easier and it’s very convenient. The prices there are decent, but I thought some items were overpriced for what I received. I overall had a good experience there, although I was not a fan of the food.

Personally, I’m not a grilled cheese fan, but I did want to still check out the restaurant. My friend and I were not in love with the food, but I did get the chance to ask a classmate what she thought about it when she went in early December. When interviewing Alyssa Threadgill (’20), she said “The Melt Shop was very clean and the food was amazing. I got the Classic Grilled Cheese and I fell in love with everything about it. The staff there were very kind and I still continue to go back because I live so close to it.”

I would definitely recommend the Melt Shop to those who love Grilled Cheese and try new things. I may not have been a fan of the food, but I had a great experience while eating there.