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Uncle Mel’s: An ‘interactive’ restaurant for everyone

UNCLE Mel’s wants to be known as the island’s “interactive restaurant.”

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Buckets of beer, honey BBQ glazed wings, poke with titiyas or flatbread, lumpiang Shanghai or spring rolls, and more are available at Uncle Mel’s.  Photo by Jeanette Sarabia

Located in Oleai on Beach Road, next to SM, at the former Drew’s Bar & Grill (which was formerly known as Amari’s Tavern), Uncle Mel’s is a restaurant for people who like to enjoy delicious food. While there, they can also play darts or pool.

Reynaldo P. Joson Jr., assistant manager and co-owner, said their original concept was a restaurant. “But since my business partner, Melvin Camacho, also plays darts we decided to include darts and pool as well.”

Uncle Mel’s offers various food items from local, Japanese, Chinese, American, and Filipino cuisines. Among the drinks available during happy hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. are Blue Lagoon, Cosmopolitan, Mai Tai, and beers with free popcorn.

Joson, who is also the owner of Lyn’s Barbecue and Blue Eagle Enterprises General Construction, said among the keys to a successful business venture are patience and the quality of people who work for the business.

Uncle Mel’s is open every day from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner. For reservations or delivery of bento box meals, call 285-7364.

Uncle Mel’s can also host birthdays, Christenings, anniversaries, wedding parties, and other special occasions.

A local band plays at Uncle Mel’s every Friday and Saturday.