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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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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local tradition

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
AngelineJoVan
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Jackson, California
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jackson, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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150 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 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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229 reviews 229 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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