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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 19
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 6
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  • 6
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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
Noisy, but good..

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
YosemiteJane
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Coarsegold, California
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Coarsegold, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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292 reviews 292 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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Pine Grove, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I like to have a veggie burger now and then and at Mels you can pair it with either fries or the salad bar . The salad bar in its self is so filling its hard to eat it all. Also if you like a Bloddy Mary in the Morn they have a full bar and great steak and eggs.... More 

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Oroville, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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277 reviews 277 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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