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171 Nut Tree Pkwy, Vacaville, CA 95687-3252
707-451-4811
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Atomosphere!

What a cool little place! Although the food was a just a bit above average, Mel's has a personality and a half! From the tiny jukeboxes on each table, to the delivery of my grandson's meal in 57 Chevy box, this is quite a fun place to bring the family. Definitely recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Jennifer E
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Fairfield, California
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was fantastic, not the type we normally get to enjoy. Service was superb. Coffee was actually quite good, not something I expect in most American cafes. Music and ambieance was nice.

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Thank Dorvin S
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I would recommend the steak and eggs for breakfast! The restaurant has a very friendly and chilled atmosphere with friendly staff. The prices are reasonable too.

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Thank JayR993
Vacaville, California
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I had breakfast with friends my eggs were cooked right I like over med eggs the whites cooked through but the yoke is still running when cut into. The hash browns were also well cooked not greasy down side my meal was cold my bacon was so cold it had harden grease on it there also was no flavoring the... More 

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Thank krwhome w
Vacaville, California
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My husband and I have always had a great meal and the customer service is outstanding! Would definetly recommend to anyone.

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Thank DeeDee B
Fairfield, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

What a cool little place! Although the food was a just a bit above average, Mel's has a personality and a half! From the tiny jukeboxes on each table, to the delivery of my grandson's meal in 57 Chevy box, this is quite a fun place to bring the family. Definitely recommend!

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Thank Jennifer E
Vacaville, California, Usa
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Been here a few times now and yet to get a good meal. Breakfasts are on the greasy side and the kitchen staff need to learn how to cook eggs. On the lunch side the hamburgers and fries are mediocre at best. Service in generally pretty good and the Mels 50's ambiance is there but the food in the Vacaville... More 

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Thank Victor L
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Very disappointing, nothing like the original or other locations. Don't waste your time or money with so many other good places to eat in VAcaville

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Thank goldcoastlocal9999
Grants Pass, Oregon
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

YUMMY! As a family we make a point of going to this Mels. Great portions,tasty food, something for everyone, fun music fair priced.

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Thank garm717
SF, California
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1,351 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 551 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We enjoyed the Fifties decor and found the service and food good. Just what you would expect from a Fifties style diner. The location is convenient for shopping at the outlet stores too.

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Thank seafare74
Davis, California
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146 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had a lunch at this place when shopping at Vacaville outlets; it was Tuesday around 1:10 pm, only few people eating there. I ordered Taco salad and my sister ordered lunch specials – roast beef sandwich combo. Staff was friendly and food came fast. I did not realize my taco was one large piece of deep fried chip (it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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