"Mel's, on the hill? Oh yeah, I've heard of that!" This was the common response among people we mentioned our trip to.20 years ago, Mel entered the scene, bought a "dive", and turned it into one of the best-known restaurants in the area. Mel's On the Hill offers a varied international menu in a warm, eclectic atmosphere, frequented by regular customers who clearly feel at home.Our waiter, Jimmy, took great care of us from the moment we were seated. he suggested we start with the Salad Milan, which featured jumbo shrimp on a tossed green salad with their special Milan dressing. The Seasonal Salad was composed of jumbo lump crabmeat, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm and roasted red pepper on mesclun, with a subtle, refreshing dressing. For appetizers, Jimmy recommended Garlic Ribs with sweet and sour sauce. The nicely seasoned, meaty ribs were tender with just the right amount of garlic and a well-rounded sweet and sour sauce.