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“Back to the 50ies”

Mel's original Diner
Ranked #7 of 74 Restaurants in Pinole
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 30 April 2018

A dinner that is reminiscent of the 1950ies with decor and menu. Has tableside jukebox selection machine. Pretty good dinner fare. Love the memorabilia on the walls. Cardboard classic cars for the kid meals a plus!

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Thank Bob G
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Just looking for standard Breakfast, but ran into Mel's where their Avacado Toast is
thing to behold! 3 Perfectly Poached eggs on 3 half slices of toast with Avacado spread over the toast, with a few flakes of hot pepper. Feels like a true California Breakfast, Ordered a side of bacon, and there was too much to eat. Not cheap, but worth it.
Go early, beat the crowd, 2 lines of people waiting to get in.

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Thank Cassandra S
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

I've been to many Mel's because it's a good go to spot. Being one of the few places open late, it's often the best option. For one reason or another, I haven't bee reviewing them. But this one prompted a review because the last time I was at a Mel's was a late dinner at the Vacaville location. That was a bad experience.

However, on this occasion, we stopped (for a late night bite to eat) at this particular location in Pinole. What a night and day difference between our experience at the Vacaville store. The food was good, service was excellent! Our server was warm and friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and caring. The service was fast and the food was good. From now on, late night meals when heading home from the bay area will be at this Mel's. By the way, the service quality was good despite the fact that the place was very busy.

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Thank Valleyblue
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Good food, a lot of food, great friendly service, and love the atmosphere.
I've never had a bad meal there. Breakfast is awesome.

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Thank SarinaY4
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Its open all the time!
Good selection of dishes on the menu, and you can always get breakfast my favorite meal.
The service is quick. The restaurant is a bit noisy but that is a good thing since it tells
you that it's popular. The one in Pinole is great, the one's in San Francisco are terrible.
Remember this is a chain so your experiences will vary.

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Thank vir94545
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