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Mel and Faye's Diner

31 N State Highway 49-88, Jackson, CA 95642
(209) 223-0853
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English first
California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Called in an order to go, and was rushed off the phone, by a young girl, who must have been in a hurry to get back on her cell. Only got half my order right. This place doesn't have to care, because of all the tourists that stop by on the way to Tahoe. Be fair warned, by a local,... More

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Valley Springs, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Not fabulous anymore. Service was slow and cranky the last THREE times we went in the evening. Food not prepared to order (mustard on hamburger for instance) and server disinterested. I used to love their salad bar but the last two or three times we've gone, it has been tired, One time they did change things out when I asked.... More

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Additional Information about Mel and Faye's Diner

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

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