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Original Mel's Diner

American, Diner
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13399 Folsom Blvd, Folsom, CA 95630-8006
+1 916-985-7337
06:00 - 23:00
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Granite Bay, California
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421 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We celebrated our two year old grandsons birthday here with a few family members. The service and food were very good. I had the bacon and cheeseburger. It was very juicy and tasty. The fries were excellent. I would eat here again

Thank Richard K
Placerville, California
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Good location , easy access, close to shopping. Well managed ,clean, good consistent food, fair rice

Thank Thomas F
Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon Mel's Diner while heading to our vacation rental after a day long flight to Sacramento. Everyone was tired and hungry. Mel's menu had something to suit everyone, planning a return visit for breakfast. Once we got everyone's order worked out, thanks to a great server, we all enjoyed our meal. We'll be going back for sure.

Thank Michael J
Brookings, Oregon
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered my usual eggs hash browns and English muffin. The eggs were cooked perfectly the hash browns could have been crispier. My husband ordered biscuits and gravy which he was disappointed in. The coffee was so so. The service was Fast and efficient.

Thank Meredith M
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Five of us went to lunch today. We work around the corner. It took about 20 minutes for the waitress to take our order. It then took the entire lunch hour to receive our order which we had to change to a to go order since they were so slow. We didn't even get to go drinks to go with... More 

Thank Matt B
Folsom, Callifornia
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

this is the kind of place you can meet friends and eat a moderately inexpensive dinner with moderately well prepared food. this particular diner is as good as any of the rest of them and the service and management are both excellent. its always clean, its very comfortable and casual. its best for breakfasts, in my opinion.

Thank folsomite
Carlsbad, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We had a full day and waited too long to go out for dinner on a Sunday night which in Folsom turns out to be a bad idea where almost everything seems to close at 9pm. The BRIGHT BRIGHT ambiance of Mel's forces you to appreciate how clean it is. Our waitress was pleasant, no non-sense, on the spot good... More 

Thank Gorgea D
Folsom, California
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Variety of foods, daily breakfast specials, good burgers, Reuben and other sandwiches, shakes and malts, close to rail station and outlet stores, nature trails nearby, close to Hwy 50 access to Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, friendly wait staff, convenient parking, frequented by locals and seniors.

Thank Dreambunch
Raymond, Washington
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Only had breakfast here -- very family friendly --many choices on menu -- large servings-- country style cooking-- fast service-- friendly staff Great value.

Thank Janice C
Carson City, Nevada
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163 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I've been in many Mel's and they're all pretty much the same. A true diner with a varied menu and reliable results. The oldies music is nice too.

Thank carsonguy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13399 Folsom Blvd, Folsom, CA 95630-8006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Folsom
  • Phone Number: +1 916-985-7337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?