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Mel and Faye's Diner

American, Diner
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31 N State Highway 49-88, Jackson, CA 95642-2243
(209) 223-0853
4:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fairfield, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place was packed but worth the wait !! food was good and staff where friendly. i enjoyed the salad bar and The diner has a bar too which my husband enjoyed very much.

Thank pd261963
Merced, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, old style diner atmosphere, friendly .I used to go there from Lodi when I was in High School in 70's,40 years ago ! Best burgers then and still, even though the place has grown with the times the food is just like I remembered. Yum!

Thank cyd2020
Gardnerville, Nevada
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174 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to the Bay Area based on reviews. We were seated pretty quickly in the bar. Our waitress greeted us quickly and brought water right away. I chose the French dip with onion rings (extra 75 cents) My husband chose the cheese burger with fries. The waitress recommended that I add grilled mushrooms to the... More 

Thank Michele L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Sadly, I was looking forward to the Cowboy patty dinner. 😂 my food came with fries that smelled STRONGLY of fish. Since I am allergic to seafood, and I was unaware that diners are still allowed to cross contaminated their food, I was told that they couldn't remake my food without me paying for another dinner, since I didn't mention... More 

Thank stephysuez
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

While traveling with friends who live nearby in Valley Springs, CA, we stopped in for a quick bite for lunch. The place is very family oriented, the wait staff was quick to take our order and were very friendly. Two of us had a grilled cheese sandwich with fries and my other friend had a turkey deli sandwich, we all... More 

Thank 190rayb
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Great little countertop seats for solo folks as well as a more traditional seating area. Waffle with fresh strawberries and local ham was amazing, especially the ham. Very reasonable prices - about $6-$10 for most items and I saw some pies in the cooler for $2.99/slice that I will definitely be back for. Sweet and friendly service.

Thank Virginia J
Northern California
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307 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This was our first visit to Mel and Faye's and we loved it! Our realtives living in Amador County recommend lunch here and it was a great suggestion. Our party of seven all agreed the food was wonderful! The special of the day was an incredibly delicious Reuben sandwich piled high with tender meat and sauerkraut, grilled to perfection. Really,... More 

Thank happy4travel
Jackson, California, United States
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This is one of Amador County's best family places to eat. They are known for their "Moo Burger", which is one of the best hamburgers I have eaten. We like to eat breakfast there, even for dinner as they serve breakfast all day long. This last visit, we had their fish and chips, which is fried, battered cod, with French... More 

Thank Claudia C
Plymouth, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Went in today for breakfast and was super pleased. Reasonable prices and very good food. The server was really pleasant and we were not rushed. Try the sausage and eggs which comes from Swingles butcher shop.....best around.

Thank Topo329
Northern California
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We ate dinner here on a Monday night. This was not our first choice but a BUNCH of other establishments were closed on Monday evening . . . we are glad they were! Mel & Faye’s Diner is very homey. It has a “local” feel to go with solid food. The menu is varied enough to probably fit most tastes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 N State Highway 49-88, Jackson, CA 95642-2243
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: (209) 223-0853

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?