Diners often immerse customers in classic Americana, with burgers and milk shakes on the menu and recordings of presidential addresses on the jukebox. Ask what you can do for your taste buds with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $8 for $16 worth of American food for two people
- $16 for $32 worth of American food for four or more people
- $32 for $64 worth of American food for eight or more people
The menu includes American staples such as cheesesteaks ($9.29), chili burgers ($8.99), grilled pork chops ($9.99) and chicken-fried steak ($9.99). The San Francisco Melburger ($8.99), Rockin' Rib Eye ($11.99), Mel's Cobb Salad ($8.99), and the Black-and-White Sundae are also available.
The eight-or-more-person option can also be used towards group functions of up to 50 people including birthday parties, team banquets, and other group or business meetings and celebrations.
Original Mel's Diner
Though the walls at Original Mel's Diner are decked out in 1950s memorabilia, the eatery dates back to the 1940s, making its throwback aesthetic something of a natural development and not purely a put-on. The diner also owns another indelible link to the Eisenhower era: in 1973, George Lucas featured the restaurant in American Graffiti, his iconic paean to all things swell. The restaurant’s screen time didn’t end there; it would later serve as the setting for the sitcom Alice, as well as the famous breakfast laser shootout in Return of the Jedi.
True to its roots, the eatery's massive menu carries the torch for classic eats. Its bounteous American staples include steaks, third-pound burgers, sandwiches, all-day breakfast. While rocking out to '50s and '60s music from table jukeboxes, diners can sink teeth into Hawaiian burgers with teriyaki-glazed pineapple or cheesesteak hoagies, piled high with grilled sirloin steak, jalapeno, and pepperoncini. Fries come topped with gravy, garlic, cheese, or chili. An ice cream parlor-style dessert menu boasts ice cream sundaes, hand-dipped milkshakes and malts hearken back to the days when soda jerks still roamed the earth. A banquet room fit for celebrating birthdays, team gatherings, and more seats up to 50 people.
I will make a point of stopping at this place when I am in the area from here on out.Errand W., Yelp, 3/23/12
We liked what we saw so much that we returned for dinner later that evening.Rich P., Yelp, 6/11/12
1730 Grass Valley Hwy
Auburn, California 95603