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1320 Broadway, Placerville, CA 95667-5902
+1 530-622-7125
11:00 - 18:00
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Cameron Park, California
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241 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 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 didn't care for their catsup's taste and my wife grilled chicken was over cooked. The... More 

Thank hortaegg
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 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 and harkens back to the '50's. The hot dogs were delicious!

Thank Srbellee
Fiddletown, California
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610 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 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 them all. next time I will try the dogs.

Thank scvrose
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 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
Placerville, California
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121 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 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
Placerville, California
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 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 few times, yet they still want to deny it. I don't care if they are... More 

Thank dockahuna
Placerville, California
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 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
Garden Valley, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

The food is good.We eat there at least once a week.Not just for the food but when we moved to this small town 3 year's ago the family that runs this place immediately made us feel like family.Good eats,great people

Thank beinspahr
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

The food was pretty good for a drive in. It took a long time to get the food. No restroom avaliable. The weather was nice which came in handy as it was outdoor dining.

Thank Kennyraybob
Alameda, California
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

Shoestring has been in Placerville for a long as I can remember, and that's a long time. I have to admit I have a soft spot for the place as it was my dad's favorite place to eat. They have crushed ice, is one reason. And they have good food. Not the best you will find, but good. They have... More 

Thank Greg M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Fast food, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?