The Original Mels is even more exciting than it has been at any time in its 66 year history. With locations throughout Northern California and Reno, The Original Mels restaurants are an icon of life during the fabulous fifties in American.

Take a scroll down memory lane, or better yet, jump in the car and cruise over to your local Original Mels and escape to a time when fun was allowed, the food was simple and delicious and the service was friendly and fast.

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Part of our heritage is one of the best coming of age movies every made, American Graffiti, by George Lucas. And the Original Mels locations all sport memorabilia of the time the movie was set. Eating at The Original Mels is as much about the American culture as it is about great food and service. Join us today!

american graffi movie still
American Graffi Movie still
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The Original Mels has locations in California and Nevada. For a Mels near you select from our list for hours and directions.

Roseville 1804 Douglas Blvd, CA
Reno at The Sands Hotel, NV
Folsom 13399 Folsom Blvd, CA
Walnut Creek 1396 N Main Street, CA
North Natomas 2057 Arena Blvd, CA
Vacaville 171 Nut Tree Parkway, CA
Sacramento 565 Howe Ave, CA
Sacramento Midtown 3000 J St, CA
Placerville 232 Main Street, CA
Rocklin 6708 Lonetree Blvd, CA
Auburn 1730 Grass Valley Hwy , CA
Brentwood 2523 Sand Creek Rd, CA
Pinole 1441 Fitzgerald Dr, CA
Locations marked with a are open 24 hours