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English first
Vacaville, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped over for breakfast after an early morning doctor appointment, it was my first time there. The restaurant theme is very neat, 50's - not my kinda of theme but it was very nostalgic. We were seated rather quickly but in the short time we waited saw the first line of the daily special. They came to our table again... More 

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have been to about 5 of these eateries: Mission St, Geary Bl, Sacramento, Roseville, and Vacaville. My favorite is the one on Geary Blvd. I have been both by myself and on dates. It's a great place for families too. I always see kids sitting and spinning at the bar stools. They play music and feel comfortable. The servers... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great service and food. Almost a FIVE. Interesting menu . If you want a fun fifties environment with good food then you should try a meal at Mel's.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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146 reviews 146 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I dined two different times at Mel's while we were in Vacaville for some training. Food was tasty and the 50's-style atmosphere was pleasant. Staff was friendly, attentive and speedy.

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Petaluma
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

What a great nostalgic 50's restaurant!! Right back to the American Graffiti days. Done really well. Lots of great décor and the working mini jukebox at your table! Great burgers, lots of food. Will be back!

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Sacramento, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We've eaten here quite a number of times. It has good diner food. It isn't like a top quality restaurant--more like Dennys. But it is good.

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Milpitas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was awful. I had the green chile chicken sandwich. I was happy they didn't mind me ordering it without the bun. The chicken was so dry I could hardly swallow it. The guacamole tasted "old" and "moldy" as did the salsa that came with the meal. It was my FIRST TIME at Mel's and I was so excited... More 

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Vacaville, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We come to Mel's in Vacaville now and then as a family, but it is a very popular place for the High School students to go after dances, school plays, and other events. The shakes are really tasty, made with REAL ice cream. Lots of flavors to choose from, too. They bring you the mixer container with the remainder of... More 

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VACAVILLE
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Really like the potatoes and the coffee. Good eggs. Service is usually very good. The staff is friendly and usually keep your coffee mug full

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Reno, NV
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We got back from our day and were just so tired, decided to try Mel's as there was no wait. We both ordered the turkey dinner. First, let me say that I hate dark turkey meat and that's what the turkey tasted like, even though it looked like white meat - may have been pressed and formed. Everything was covered... More 

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Address: 171 Nut Tree Pkwy, Vacaville, CA 95687-3252
Phone Number: 707-451-4811
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vacaville

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