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“Good Diner Food”
Review of The Original Mels

The Original Mels
Ranked #14 of 123 Restaurants in Placerville
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We were looking for a quick breakfast prior to a day of bicycling. Mel's was open and advertised "breakfast 24 hours a day". Service was quick, food was fine. I'd go back.

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Thank Richard R
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Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Great food. Great service. Always clean. Consistently good place to go with family. Milkshakes are worth the calories and breakfast is best meal of the menus.

Thank mountainsandmeadows
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was a fun spot - much like Johnny Rockets etc only much more authentic. Stick to the diner food (burgers, fries, shakes) and you will be golden - my husband ordered a rib eye steak and it was not good at all (lesson learned) but my pastrami reuben and my daughter's french dip were yummy and the soups were amazing (had the clam chowder and chicken noodle - i understand the tomatoe is world class but served only on Thurs). Service was a bit spotty but ok.

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1  Thank lkrause
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a classic style American diner, with the pictures on the walls relating to American Graffiti, for which it was apparently the basis for the dinner in the film (although there are no longer carhops on roller skates). We had omelets and French Toast, both done just fine. We did not have time to walk around, but on a pleasant day the city seemed an attractive one to stroll through if you are not on a hurry to be somewhere else

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Thank JMFPEDS
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Super busy at 1pm. Still, it had great service. The Reubens were great. I wish there were more than 12 of these. Placerville is the closest to us. Its a drive to get here, but, its worth it.

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Thank Thomas L
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