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Mel and Faye's Diner

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31 N State Highway 49-88, Jackson, CA 95642
(209) 223-0853
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4:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 18
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food great service, incredibly low prices

We wanted to have dinner in Jackson, CA but there were limited options. We passed Mel and Fayes diner and decided to drop in for a burger. The service was excellent, the burger was delicious and the price was very low. We were pleased enough to go back for breakfast the next day. The same... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
calsun99
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Truckee, California
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Truckee, California
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204 reviews 204 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We wanted to have dinner in Jackson, CA but there were limited options. We passed Mel and Fayes diner and decided to drop in for a burger. The service was excellent, the burger was delicious and the price was very low. We were pleased enough to go back for breakfast the next day. The same applies for breakfast. It cost... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This diner is where you can take in the old time burger joint atmosphere and hang out with the locals. We are here before wine tasting at several nearby vineyards and it was perfect. The waitresses make you feel like family and the sweet fries melted in our mouth! Don't miss this experience on your California travels!

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California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It was our first visit to Mel and Fay's Diner for dinner. It was a busy Saturday night, with the counter seating and booths filled. The menu is broad and probably has something for everyone. There is good variety at the salad bar. Soft serve is available on the dessert menu along with a banana split that left us speechless.... More 

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La Ropa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you go away hungry its your own fault. The portions are large, the food is good and the service is great. We've also been in their banquet hall for various events. The food served is not on the menu upstairs. Its also excellent.

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Pioneer, California
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57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Good old fashioned all american food, you can't go wrong here. A must visit when in gold country. Go for breakfast and stay for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

"Classic" diner complete with license plates on the wall. Good food--mostly burgers. Disappointing that there was no BLT. Would definitely return.

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So. Utah
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41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had been a while since we had been in Jackson. Saw that they had moved to a new place. Liked the location. Had hot sandwiches. They were good. Noticed that most of the people working there were young. Looked to be good workers. Noticed that had a bar but did not go in. I think the locals like this place.... More 

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Castroville, California, United States
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A great place with good and a lot of fun. Had several meals during our stay. Best burgers and pastrami sandwich in town.

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Valley Springs, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This used to be one of my favorite spots in the gold country. The last three times has been ungodly slow service and the food has been marginal at best. After waiting more than 45 minutes last time for sandwiches and fries, our food finally arrived cold and soggy. Sorry my $ will be spent elsewhere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Some people on town said this was the best spot to eat so we took our kids... The service was slow, the busboy was more attentive than the waitress. The good was good but I returned my margarita for another. It was watery with no flavor. My husband's steak was yummy but the salad bar was messy with lettuce the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 N State Highway 49-88, Jackson, CA 95642
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: (209) 223-0853

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?