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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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Ranked #12 of 42 Restaurants in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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English first
So. Utah
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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Senior Contributor
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
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3 helpful votes 3 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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Jackson, California
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have been eating a Mel's for 30 years their breakfast is great not to mention the hamburgers are to die for.

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Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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101 reviews 101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I used to go to Mel's before they remodeled and I loved watching the short order cook at the grill right there in the dining room. Unpretentious menu, good service. I'd stop there after spending a couple hours in The Kitchen Store across the street where I'd be dreaming up food, so I got there plenty hungry! The new Mel's... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Perhaps my husband and I should try this place for breakfast. Or maybe next time we'll order burgers and not steak. While my husband enjoyed his steak alright, mine was tough, fatty, and hard to chew. Half my onion rings were clearly over-cooked, and the veggies were microwaved to death (grey broccoli, anyone?) The staff was not overly friendly or... More

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Roseville, California, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is THE place to go in Jackson! Regarded by locals as the best, it is a warm, down-home diner with great burgers and fries. This is a happy place for comfort food.

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