Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Mels the Original - Roseville, CA
Mels the Original
1804 Douglas Blvd
Roseville, CA 95661
For Roseville all-nighters, you have two options: Denny's or Mel's Diner...you decide!
This Mel's seems to have better service than the one in Rocklin, but the food is worse here.
Burgers...they're okay if you compare them to Denny's, but compared to non-24-hour-joints, they're pretty mediocre at best.
Shakes...YUM! Chocolate is my middle name.
Chicken Quesadilla...it's usually pretty good (I get it on a wheat tortilla) but the salsa leaves a lot to be desired (think Pace with less flavor).
Tuna Melt...yuk. Dry bread, warmed tuna, room-temperature cheese. Do they not understand the meaning of M-E-L-T???!!!
Corned Beef Hash...very different than your typical corned beef hash, you either like it or you don't. I don't like it. It's chunks of meat, not "hash" and it's not as flavorful. Eggs are good, though.
1 star for being 24-hours, 1 star for chocolate shakes and 1 star for 50's diner ambiance.