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Original Mel's

171 Nut Tree Pkwy, Vacaville, CA 95687-3252
707-451-4811
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Ranked #59 of 162 restaurants in Vacaville
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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English first
Vacaville, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Jackson, Mississippi
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149 reviews 149 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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vacaville
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Just had lunch with husband and daughter. He has shrimp and fries and I just had basket of fries. My fries as well as husbands were very soggy

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Silverdale, Wa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We enjoyed the atmosphere of Mel's and the service was fabulous...the food was decent but not really the draw to come back. If you are looking for a fun place to eat where the waiters seem to be genuinely happy to serve you then this is a winner.

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Minnesota
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121 reviews 121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Was visiting from out of town so I had to try Mel's. Gotta love the nostalgia and all that. The food was average, it's more about the feel of the place. Had a sandwich/fries and a shake. It was OK. Worth a stop if you are in a yesteryear mood

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Portland, Oregon
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124 reviews 124 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Sorry, I'd like to give this place a compliment, but other than cheerful and reasonably speedy service, there isn't much to recommend it. The minute we walked in, we knew that no gourmet treats were in store for us, but we thought they couldn't possible mess up a simple hamburger. Wrong! It was dry and tasteless, so bad even condiments... More

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Vacaville, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Always best to go here past midnight! It makes you feel like you are in a real honest-to-goodness diner from the 50's, with great atmosphere and traditional diner food, which is not bad. The shakes are actually very very good!

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