Melton's is a familiar presence in the Decatur restaurant scene. The atmosphere is cozy and woody, with a very friendly staff. The space is broken into several largish rooms and a patio. Screens tuned to various sports programs adorn the rooms but most have the sound turned down, allowing for communication.
I started off with some excellent onion rings. The crust was rich and flaky. It held together remarkably well---I'm always frustrated by o-ring crusts that disintegrate the moment I touch my teeth to them. I really enjoyed the dipping sauce.
My spicy Italian sausage sandwich was great. The meat was good and porky with just the right amount of heat. The onions and green peppers were cooked to softness but not to pieces.