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Mel and Faye's Diner

31 N State Highway 49-88, Jackson, CA 95642
+1 209-223-0853
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (20 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
“hash browns” (3 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
31 N State Highway 49-88, Jackson, CA 95642
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very good. The menu diverse. The prices affordable. Family owned and operated. This family is one to be admired. The decor is worth mentioning. They have a lot of 50's, celebrity autographs. Informal local people eat here. Also a sports bar lounge.

Thank 740dianek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chicken fried steak is frozen and deep fried. As are the fries. That is the current trend, a bad trend They don't take AmEx probably because they are so hard on small merchants Great service and friendly, lots of parking, good burger, cute decor,...More

Thank vintagetrailer
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Had an enjoyable breakfast with dad. Our meal was very good. The service was excellect! We had omelets.. my dad had pancakes rather than toast and he said it was quite tasty

Thank CindyLee48
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Whatever you order will be good! Milkshakes are awesome. Always packed but food is served quickly. Love this place

Thank vicjohn816
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We had the worst Ruben sandwiches ever. There was very little meat and it was covered in a too Rich sauce. We had hoped to substitute a salad for the soup or french fries but it would have been a $2.50 charge so we had...More

Thank rms4662016
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Really can't go wrong for good ol comfort food - Plenty of it too! I highly recommend he milkshakes - pretty darn good

Thank 252teria
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Mel's is Mel's. You can always get a decent meal from their extensive menu BUT the resturant can get crowded and very, very noisy. Sometimes so noisy that it isn't relaxing or enjoyable to eat at Mel's. That said, there is a large menu and...More

Thank jacksonfoodie2016
Reviewed 21 June 2017

What a great job the restaurant did. Their were about 40 people attending this function and the service was great. They served Prime Rib and Fried Chicken. The Prime Rib was cooked well and the Chicken was crispy/There were 4 different kinds of salads, rolls,...More

Thank Shirley B
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We ate there last Tuesday for lunch. Three of us had burgers and one of us had roast beef. All The sandwiches were delicious! The meat was tender and very tasty. My son had bacon on his and wow! Best bacon I have tasted in...More

Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is good,simple,old fashioned,fried food.Big menu ,big portions and good prices.The salad bar is ample and healthy.Service is quick and friendly.A locals favorite. Great bar...

Thank Usedbones
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 N State Highway 49-88, Jackson, CA 95642
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Amador County  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 209-223-0853
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