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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 - 11:00 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I've liked this place my whole life

Mel and Fayes used to be up the hill and we used to go a zillion years ago when I was teeny. I hadn't been in a long, long time but it was late and we were from out of town and I was hungry so we went again. I got chili cheese fries, which I love even when they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Karen V
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Oroville, California
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Oroville, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Mel and Fayes used to be up the hill and we used to go a zillion years ago when I was teeny. I hadn't been in a long, long time but it was late and we were from out of town and I was hungry so we went again. I got chili cheese fries, which I love even when they... More 

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Sutter Creek
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Took some old and dear friends from out of town to Mel and Faye's for lunch, The visit started out bad from the moment we walked in the door. The hostess was busy with paperwork so she ignored us for about 5 minutes while she tidied up her work area then she seated us at a very small table that... More 

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The service was beyond bad. We waited nearly an hour for our food. We could not find our waitress, and no one seemed to know what happened to her. When the food FINALLY arrived, it was cold and appeared to have been handled by more than the kitchen/wait staff. The burgers were smothered in ketchup. We believe they were delivered... More 

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Truckee, California
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208 reviews 208 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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