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The Original Mels

232 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667-5586
+1 530-626-8072
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (9 reviews)
“burgers” (9 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner
232 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667-5586
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As a big fan of malts, nobody makes them better: Large, rich, tastey, like they were made decades ago. Outstanding hamburgers, onion rings fries and such. Likewise, this place has friendly, efficient, pleasant servers. A must stop,

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is just OK-nothing spectacular. I prefer other restaurants to Mel's. Breakfast is better than most other items. My husband had the turkey with dressing and he didn't like it at all.

Thank 401sherriw
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The food is what you would expect, the service has been good and atrocious. I have even gone out of my way to express what I want and expect as I had limited time and even that has not improved the quality of service. If...More

Thank Carmil S
Reviewed 13 November 2017

A franchise apparently, this spot looks like they took over an old Dennys and converted the style to Mel's Diners. Food is solid though they salt their fries way too much; try them before you salt them. Service is fine. Prices are reasonable. Parking lot...More

Thank WillieMacfan
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A buddy & I went to lunch, the atmosphere alone was worth the price, from the old time pictures and jukebox on the tables to the music. All this and great food.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We've been to Mel's in SW Florida. I had no idea they were a national chain. This one was very good. The Salads and daily specials are delicious and ample. The service was excellent. Water all around with refills. The tacky ambiance is great.

Thank sctmster
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Most of the restaurants close pretty early on Main st, so we ended up at this diner because we got hungry in the middle of the night. Service is prompt and friendly. Beverages arrive in these huge cups so there wasn't a need for refills....More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I usually dont like going to same dining establishment twice but this was the exception for breakfast since we did go there twice. Chick Fried Steak is awesome. Friendly staff and enjoyable experience.

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 6 August 2017

great food, big portions and fair pricing, good service, save room for the milkshakes, and make sure it is the original

Thank mike m
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I decided on trying something different; a rueben sandwich. Corn beef or pastrami, I chose pastrami and was disappointed. Didn't like fried toast. For over $10 lacked enough meat for me and an underwhelming amount of sour kraut. Wife's Angus burger very much up to...More

Thank TedL1049
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667-5586
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville
  • Phone Number: +1 530-626-8072
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