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"Home-Style Cooking
Doesn't Get Any Better"

- Keating of Chicago -

Fork and knife crossed

Incredible Homemade Food Using Only The Highest Quality Of Ingredients

51800 National Road
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
Phone: (740) 695-1000

Serving the Ohio Valley since 1961.

Home-style cooking doesn't get any better than Mehlman Cafeteria.

The founder, Mary Mehlman Dietrich, opened her first eatery in Wheeling, WV at the YWCA in 1961 offering cooked take-out dishes.  Then, Mary, her son (Fred), and daughter-in-law (Mary Jo) opened a cafeteria at the Catholic Women’s League.

In 1966, Mary Mehlman bought a former motel on U.S. 40 in St. Clairsville, OH and moved the cafeteria. The motel already had a small coffee shop and diner.

Mary’s grandson, Jay Mehlman, has been named president and handles the day-to-day operations.  The fourth generation of Mehlmans currently work there as well.


Hours Of Operation

Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, & New Year's Day

Wednesday - Sunday
11:00AM - 7:00PM
Monday - Tuesday

We Offer On-Site and Off-Site Catering

Let Us Cater Your Next Private Event!

Great for all occasions- rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, wedding reception dinners, family reunions, business meetings, holidays, and more!

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Mehlman Cafeteria

51800 National Road
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
Tel: 740-695-1000