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The Shoestring

1320 Broadway, Placerville, CA 95667-5902
+1 530-622-7125
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“chili dog” (2 reviews)
“pastrami” (2 reviews)
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Fast food, American
1320 Broadway, Placerville, CA 95667-5902
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

A good old burger joint, and I️ mean that lovingly. A no frills, limited seating (and a bit cold when it’s cold outside), full menu and reasonably priced. I️ had a pastrami hamburger - pastrami added to a traditional hamburger. Very good with nice lean...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed October 26, 2017

I feel bad about rating this place so low, but I was so irritated by the time I got my food I wanted to scream. It took them a half hour to get our food to us and I only ordered 2 chili dogs and...More

Thank casabear
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Very nice people. Pink lemonade good & orange shake extremely GREAT!. Eating outdoors only. Front is no smoking and back is smoking ok. Clean & nice to eat outside covered shade. Bring your family& friends for good eats.

Thank StampinSher P
Reviewed August 26, 2016

You get what you pay for and maybe more. Really decent-sized burgers for the price. I ordered a double cheese burger because it was only $7. It turned out be a lot of meat! The fries were the fairly thin type and were okay. I...More

Thank hortaegg
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Returning from Tahoe and our first choice for lunch was closed; so, we decided that a good hot dog would be an option. This little place met the ticket; lots of choices for dogs and burgers. Good, friendly service; this is not a fancy place...More

Thank Srbellee
Reviewed July 17, 2016

I stopped here for lunch one day on a recommendation. I heard their pastramis were excellent and the fries to die for. I got the pastrami sandwich and it was good, lean meat, but a tad overdone, but the chili cheese fries were awesome. Ate...More

Thank scvrose
Reviewed June 27, 2016

You don't go here for the decor. You go her for the freaking BURGERS! You want one. You want one RIGHT NOW!!!!! An old-fashioned 50s style experience. Mel's gives the appearance of nostalgia, Shoestring is the real thing to the bone.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Forget fast food. Everything here is cooked while you wait. The meat is greasy and full of flavor. The fries are plain, covered in cheese or better yet chili and cheese. Your basic old fashion burger joint. Some covered outdoor seating in the front.

Thank calguyCalifonria
Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Their chill cheese fries are outstanding and all of their hotdogs I have enjoyed. The only exception would have to be for their corn dogs that they say are home made, yet the stick says foster farms. I have called them out on this a...More

Thank dockahuna
Reviewed October 28, 2015

A made to order hamburger hot dog restaurant small in size but BIG on flavor. They serve up a terrific Pastrami sandwich with excellent fries...

Thank prodocjazz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1320 Broadway, Placerville, CA 95667-5902
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville
  • Phone Number: +1 530-622-7125
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