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Mel and Faye's Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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31 N State Highway 49-88, Jackson, CA 95642
+1 209-223-0853
04:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 04:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 04:00 - 23:00
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Jackson California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is good,simple,old fashioned,fried food.Big menu ,big portions and good prices.The salad bar is ample and healthy.Service is quick and friendly.A locals favorite. Great bar...

Thank Usedbones
Roseville, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In all the years we have been going there, we did not even know this restaurant was there. I had a hamburger, husband had breakfast other couple had hamburger and her husband breakfast and it was all good. the hamburger was just the right size and the french fries were delicious. Great service, fast service, great servers.

Thank GoldenAgeGrandma
Santa Clara, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were getting ready to leave town and needed a good breakfast. This was absolutely great local joint. Staff was friendly, service was quick but attentive. Food was fresh, delicious and reasonably priced. The plus is that they appear to use some local food products in their cuisine. Great choice! We left happy and our tummies were completely satisfied.

Thank Trang L
San Diego, California
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a Friday night but there were too many people crammed into the dining room with children running around. That being said, the prime rib and loaded baked potato were good and the salad bar was well stocked. I would eat here again but probably on a week night.

Thank SailingJon
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This was a great place to eat dinner. Also is you had a party they have a banquet room you can reserve

Thank darleneb979
Concord, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Grandma/Grandpa took grand kids to the gold country for a research project. Excellent chow and extremely friendly (and pretty busy at dinner time). Definite recommend!

Thank KauaiLover2013
Santa Clarita, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This food at Mel and Faye's Dinner was amazing. Plenty of room and a comfortable atmosphere. This dinner had so much nostalgic nick nacks to to admire while you where enjoying your food.

Thank gildapark
Huntington Beach, CA
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We had read about Mel and Faye's Diner in one of the Fodor guides and, as we are always looking for a great milkshake and burger, we planned our day to arrive in Jackson in time for dinner. The restaurant is a bit hard to find, even though it's right on Highway 49; there's not much warning for the driveway,... More 

Thank wakndhart
Pine Grove, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

When you want typical American comfort food in a very nice atmosphere with great service this is the place in Jackson. I especially love the Moo burger and for dinner the Cowboy plate. Mel's is a great place for families or any time you just want to sit down and have something better than McDonald's but cheaper than the La... More 

Thank K W
Jackson, California
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My husband and I went there to eat for dinner, and to my surprise, I found I could still order from the breakfast menu. So I ordered their hash browns, eggs, bacon, pancakes, & toast. The toast was a bit on the stale side, but the rest of the meal was very good! I was pleased to find that I... More 

Thank See D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 23:00
04:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 N State Highway 49-88, Jackson, CA 95642
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Amador County  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 209-223-0853

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