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English first
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 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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Silverton, Colorado
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157 reviews 157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The food was excellent and the service was great. Neat place to check out while here in Vacaville. They had the old Juke Boxes right on the table and lots of pictures up on the walls. Good selection on the menu also.

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Santa Maria, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Close to Courtyard. Short walk down the street. Good food with a varied menu to Satisfy your dining needs. Nice touch of nostalgia.

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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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