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Amador County, located in the Sierra Nevada foothills of central California is known as a "destination" for outdoor enthusiasts, lovers of fine wine, and even a casino for addition al entertainment.  When you're visiting Amador County, specifically Jackson, and you're in the mood for a great breakfast, may I suggest Mel and Faye's Diner?

As with all of reviews that I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.

Photo:  It's 0630 in the morning on Labor Day, Monday, September 03, 2018, and I've arrived at Mel and Faye's Diner in Jackson, and I'm in the mood for breakfast.

Photo:  As you walk in the door, the main dining room is to your right.  It's very spacious and features a mix of tables and booths.  On this early holiday morning, the restaurant is lightly seated with Jackson locals.  The sign advises you to wait to be seated, but since I planned to dine at the counter, I simply seated myself.

Photo:  On the other hand... as you enter the restaurant and turn to the left, you'll notice the counter, the open kitchen, and the television monitors tuned to Sacramento area morning news.

Photo:  One of the many posters on the walls that celebrates Mel's legacy of 66 years.  I am a GIGANTIC fan of traditional, diner cuisine, and Mel and Faye's is the sort of restaurant that I adore.  Mel's is tied with the small Northern California chain of Mel's Diners... click on the link to revisit my last visit to one of the Roseville locations just before Christmas of last year.

Photo:  One page of the extensive breakfast menu.  Mel and Faye's is serious about breakfast, as breakfast is served anytime the restaurant is open.  My eyes stopped on the "Country Breakfast," and didn't wander any further down the menu...

Photo:  After I placed my order, I had about 15 minutes or so to enjoy the restaurant, and check it out.  The counter is in a large "L-shape" and could probably sit a dozen or so diners.  The kitchen is mostly open, and plainly visible in the background of the photo.  The old boy to the right was sitting at the counter, and he alternated between attempting to read a menu, watching the news or trying to indulge in a newspaper, but just couldn't seem to stay awake or focused on anything.  He must have endured a hard night on the town the night before...

Photo:  Meet my friendly server, Leanna S., who brings my breakfast to me with a smile.

Photo:  Thanks, Leanna, for snapping my photo as I get ready to enjoy a great "Country Breakfast."  What better way to start out a three-week vacation to enjoy a breakfast like this at Mel and Faye's Diner, in Jackson, CA.?

Photo:  My "Country Breakfast," the way it was served to me.  I thought it was a bit odd the bowl of gravy, with the biscuit was placed on top of the meat.  Definitely makes for an interesting breakfast presentation.

Photo:  My "Country Breakfast," after I did a bit of rearranging.  The breakfast starts out with two eggs cooked to order - over easy with me - bacon or sausage - I chose a sausage patty, biscuits and gravy, along with what the menu calls "cottage fries."  Actually, the potatoes are thin-sliced potatoes, deep fried to almost resemble a really thick potato chip.  I wasn't really sure what to think of the fries, but after adding a bit of ketchup to them, it make everything worthwhile.  I definitely loved my breakfast and the coffee was some of the best that I've enjoyed in a long time.

When you're in the mood for a great breakfast, and you're in beautiful Jackson, head over to Mel and Faye's Diner and you'll be rewarded with one of the best breakfasts  Amador County, located in the Mother Lode region of California.

Mel and Faye's Diner
31 CA-88
Jackson, CA 95642
209 223-0853

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