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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not Your Average Diner!

The food at Mel & Faye's was really good! My husband had the Old Timer Burger with fresh cut fries $8.99. I had the Turkey Burger $7.99 with 1 salad bar trip (very fresh). The turkey burger was actually surprisingly good. We would definitely like to stop here the next time we're at Jackson!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Carmichael_Friends
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Citrus Heights, California
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We don't have a lot of food options in our county. I was excited to see that this place was rated very highly in the local paper. I was so disappointed when I took the friend there for breakfast. I couldn't understand how the place was so packed and yes the food was so bad. Breakfast is an easy thing... More 

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Citrus Heights, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food at Mel & Faye's was really good! My husband had the Old Timer Burger with fresh cut fries $8.99. I had the Turkey Burger $7.99 with 1 salad bar trip (very fresh). The turkey burger was actually surprisingly good. We would definitely like to stop here the next time we're at Jackson!

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San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

people are friendly & good food portions. Didn't have to wait a long time. Went in and got seated right away.located in town of Jackson close to Jackson Rancheria.

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Sacramento, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My title says it all. Not like the old Mel's before they moved. Too noisy. Could not hear the person next to you talking. After waiting the "10 minutes" the unfriendly hostess said it would be, we left. We had to go before we lost what little hearing we have. Won't be visiting again.

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Arnold, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I loved to come here when were in Jackson, we live In Arnold about one hour away... Always have great service, good prices... on pitchers of beer and great salad bar and hamburgers!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We saw this roadside diner when entering jackson. They were very crowded, so we sat at the counter, which ended up being a bird's-eye view of the food preparation. Numerous cooks & servers were involved in cooking a huge number for lunch and breakfast items at one time. The food was good and the staff was friendly and helpful. If... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Although the noise level is high, breakfast here cannot be beat. I ordered my eggs poached, and they came perfectly cooked. The hash browns were delicious. The tomato with my cottage cheese a bit pale, but otherwise a very tasty breakfast. Their coffee is good and fresh. I can't wait to go back for lunch or dinner.

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Ione, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Just had breakfast there last week with a friend that I hadnt seen in a while and we sat there talking for a long time. Eggs were cooked just like I ordered them, bacon crispy (not overcooked) and hash browns crunchy on the outside just the way Ilike them. Waitress told us to take our time as it looked like... More 

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Jackson, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Best burgers and shakes around! Varied menu - great service. BJ'S bar is attached so alcohol is available if you are so inclined.

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had a party at the banquet room downstairs and came back the next day for breakfast. The service at both was very good, the staff is so friendly and the food is good. All for reasonable prices for food and drinks.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?