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171 Nut Tree Pkwy, Vacaville, CA 95687-3252
707-451-4811
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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One person took our orders and another delivered. Food was ok but it seemed to take a while. It would be wonderful for patrons and staff if person taking order also delivered. Hate, hate, hate, having to ask for the sides that were requested when order was taken and then have to wait.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Linda V
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Coarsegold, California
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Davis, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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Coarsegold, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

One person took our orders and another delivered. Food was ok but it seemed to take a while. It would be wonderful for patrons and staff if person taking order also delivered. Hate, hate, hate, having to ask for the sides that were requested when order was taken and then have to wait.

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Vacaville, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Santa Clara, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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  • Address: 171 Nut Tree Pkwy, Vacaville, CA 95687-3252
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vacaville
  • Phone Number: 707-451-4811

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