Tampa’s own Mel’s Hot Dogs is a shining example of the American Dream. Mel and Virginia Lohn established their restaurant in 1973 and for 40 years have developed the small location into a bustling destination filled with passion, good humor, and great food.
This Vienna® Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame member continually gets better year after tasty year. That small shack on Busch Boulevard has grown in size and stature only to be exceeded by the popularity of Mel and Virginia. Mel’s enthusiasm is contagious. The personality, spirit and hospitality draws a growing army of loyal customers. You can’t sneak into Mel’s for a quiet meal and you will never see a carload of customers pull out of the parking lot without a smile on their face.