Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Restaurants > Mekelburg’s


293 Grand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.687523 -73.962323
nr. Clifton Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-399-2337 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Gastropub, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

    Key to Prices and ratings

    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
Photo by Angela Datre

Share this listing

Official Website


Mon-Thu, 8am-11pm; Fri, 8am-1am; Sat,10am-1am; Sun,10am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Classon Ave.; C at Clinton-Washington Aves.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Daily
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted


Snug in a low-slung basement space on an otherwise residential Clinton Hill street, Mekelburg’s functions as a neighborhood catchall. It’s a gourmet grocer upfront, where everything from Mazzola Bakery lard bread to organic artisan miso to ice cream from Santa Barbara’s McConell’s is stocked. Step inside unwittingly, and there’s a chance you’ll be duped into thinking that’s all that’s going on. Which is understandable, given how easy it is to get distracted by the charcuterie case that immediately greets you. Head into the back, though, and you’ll find a beer bar with food worth wandering in for and plenty of great suds on the lengthy, locals-heavy list. (There’s also a small backyard with picnic tables.) The unexpectedly top-notch baked potatoes have been a normcore hit, but there are also worthy sandwiches like a solid, appropriately greasy porchetta; throwback meatloaf; a hearty, if not standout, Italian combo; and a delicious báhn mì riff made with Peking duck and duck rillettes. There are snacks like Sichuan peanuts, which pack the right dose of ma la flavor, and brunch is offered daily, with dishes like a Mek-Muffin and chocolate babka French toast.

Related Stories

Best of New York Awards
Baked Potato (2016)

This Raclette-Stuffed, Bacon-Topped, Salt-Baked Potato Is Only Available in a Brooklyn Grocery Store’s Back Room (2017)