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Original Mel's - Sample Menu Items

Home Style Cooking

Blue Plate Dinners
All specialty items in this section are served with Dinner Vegetables, Cornbread and Honey Butter plus choice of two: Lumpy Mashed Potatoes with Gravy - Melfries - Fresh Sliced Coleslaw - Fresh Made Pasta Salad - Petite Dinner Salad - Cup of Soup

Fresh Carved Turkey Platter
with Dressing and Cranberry Sauce

Mels Original Recipe Meat Loaf
with Mushroom Gravy

Chicken Fried Steak
with Country Gravy, Sauteed Mushrooms, and Choice of Biscuit or Corn Bread

Beer Battered Cod
Deep fried with Tartar Sauce

Southern Style Chicken Strip Platter
with BBQ Sauce

Rib Eye Steak
10 oz. with Sauteed Mushrooms


Mels Cobb Salad
Lettuce, Chopped Bacon, Turkey, Avocado, Scallions, Egg, Tomato and Bleu Cheese Crumbles

Oriental Chicken Salad
Sliced Breast of Chicken, Won Ton Noodles, Celery, Mandarin Oranges and thin sliced Red and Green Cabbage tossed lightly with Sesame Oriental Dressing and Salad Greens. Topped with Toasted Almonds and Sesame Seeds

Classic Caesar Salad
& Garlic Bread

Chicken Caesar
& Garlic Bread

Chef Salad
An Original Mels Favorite with julienne strips of Turkey, Ham and Cheese over a bed of greens.

Turkey Gobbler Salad
fresh roasted breast of Turkey, juliennes sliced with Tomato, sliced Egg, and Avocado over Crisp Lettuce

Chicken Fajita Salad
Breast of Chicken, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Onion cut in strips and sauteed, served over a bed of greens with Salsa-Guacamole and Sour Cream

Mels Combos

Cup of Soup and Mels House or Caesar Salad
with Corn Bread

One Half Sandwich and Choice of One:
Cup of Soup, Luncheon Salad, MelFries, Fresh Sliced Coleslaw, Home-Made Pasta Salad or Cottage Cheese

Choice of:
Turkey - Tuna - Ham - Corned Beef - Roast Beef - Pastrami - Sandwiches served on thick sliced Sour Dough Bread


Mels Zesty Chicken Wings
with Ranch Dressing

Mels Zesty Chicken Wings
Served on a bed of fries

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Tempura Battered Zucchini Sticks

Chicken Quesadilla
Jack and Cheddar Cheese with Green Onion, Tomato, Guacamole, Salsa and Sour Cream

Vegetarian Quesadilla
on a Large whole wheat Tortilla with Jack and Cheddar Cheese, Zucchini, Sauteed Mushrooms, Tomato and Onions

Chicken Strips
Served with your choice of Ranch Dressing or BBQ Sauce on a bed MelFries

Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce


Soup of the Day
A selection of two - cup with cracker - bowl with corn bread

Clam Chowder
(Fridays Only) - cup with crackers - bowl with corn bread


Chili Bowl
with Corn Bread, Melted Cheddar Cheese and Onion

Chili Burger
served with Melfries, Chopped Onions and Melted Cheese

Chili Dog
served with Melfries, Chopped Onions and Melted Cheese

Melburger Platters
Our famous Melburgers, prepared according to the time honored recipe of the Original Mels. Using the freshest ingredients, we serve ONE THIRD POUND of fresh lean Ground Beef sprinkled with Mels Magic Seasoning. All Melburgers are cooked medium well and served on our fresh baked buns with Mels Thousand Island dressing.

are served with your choice of one, served on the platter: Cup of Soup, Luncheon Salad, Fresh Sliced Coleslaw, MelFries, House-Made Pasta Salad or Cottage Cheese.

Classic Melburger
served with slices of Tomato, Lettuce, Onion

with Cheese

Graffiti Burger
Sourdough Bread buttered and grilled with melted Swiss Cheese and Sauteed Onions

Bacon and Cheddar Melburger
the Melburger draped with Cheddar Cheese and two rashers of Bacon

Patty Melt
Grilled Hamburger Patty on Rye Bread with Cheddar Cheese, Sauteed Onion and Tomato Slices

Bleu Cheese Muenster Burger
with Sauteed Onions, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Muenster Cheese, served with Bleu Cheese Mayonnaise on the side

Teriyaki Mushroom Burger
Fresh Sauteed Mushrooms over our Teriyaki glazed Pineapple Ring on a Melburger Patty

Mels Big Bopper
our classic Melburger with cheddar cheese, bacon strips, and onion rings topped with barbecue sauce

Deuce Coupe
Two large beef patties with melted American cheese, tomato, lettuce and onion

Mels "Where's the Meat" Vegetarian Burger
Our Vegetarian Patty of selected Veggies, Grains and other natural ingredients. Served with Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles and Mustard Dressing, you add the Sauce. Served on a whole wheat bun. Choice of one side dish.

Mels Fish Burger
Beer battered and deep fried to a golden brown, topped with American cheese, coleslaw and mayonnaise

Crispy Chicken Burgers are Breaded and Crisp on the Outside and Moist Inside.

Mels Classic Crispy Chicken Burger
with Lettuce, Tomato and Onion

BBQ Crispy Chicken Burger
with Cheddar Cheese, Bacon Strips and Onion Rings topped with BBQ Sauce

Protein Style Available on Request. Wrapped in Lettuce, instead of Our Bun.

Mels Chicken and Turkey Burger Platters
Chicken and Turkey burgers are served on a Whole Wheat Bun with your choice of one: Cup of Soup, Luncheon Salad, Melfries, Cottage Cheese, Fresh Sliced Coleslaw, or House-Made Pasta Salad.

Chicken in the Buff
Our Chicken Burger served with Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle and a Creamy Mustard Sauce

Santa Fe Chicken Burger
with Jack Cheese, Ortega Chiles, Guacamole and Salsa

Gourmet Chicken Burger
Our Chicken Burger dressed up with Cheddar Cheese and Strips of Bacon and a creamy mustard sauce

Mels Teriyaki Chicken Burger
Mels Teriyaki Glaze on a Grilled Chicken Breast smothered with Fresh Sauteed Mushrooms, Pineapple Slice and mayonnaise 7.99

Classic Lean Turkey Burger
served with Lettuce, Tomato, and Mayonnaise

Bacon & Cheddar Turkey Burger
Mels Turkey Burger topped with Cheddar Cheese and slices of Bacon

Teriyaki Mushroom Turkey Burger
with Fresh Sauteed Mushrooms and Pineapple Ring topped with Teriyaki Sauce

A full Quarter pound 100% all beef Hot Dog, sliced and grilled. Served on our Steak Roll with lettuce, tomato, pickles, avocado and sliced onions. Served with a choice of one: Cup of Soup, Melfries, Salad, Coleslaw, Pasta Salad or Cottage Cheese 7.29

Classics, served with your choice of one: Cup of Soup, Luncheon Salad, Coleslaw, MelFries, House-made Pasta Salad or Cottage Cheese.

Grilled Cheese
with Jack, Cheddar and American

Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato

Tuna on Grilled Rye Bread
with Lettuce, Tomato and Mayonnaise

Tuna Melt on Rye
with Cheddar Cheese and Sliced Tomato

Fresh Roasted Turkey
with Lettuce, Tomato , Mayonnaise on Our French Bun

Specialty Sandwiches
All Specialty Sandwiches are served on our Fresh Baked French Bun or selected Bread with choice of one: MelFries, Coleslaw, Pasta, Soup, Luncheon Salad with choice of Dressing or Cottage Cheese.

Club Sandwich
Fresh Carved Breast of Turkey, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Mayonnaise
Hot Pastrami Sandwich

Hot Corned Beef Sandwich
With Lettuce and Tomato on the side

Hot Louisiana Sausage
Grilled with Onions, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Muenster Cheese

Doc's Favorite
Grilled Smoked Sonoma Sausage, made with Chicken, Apples and Sun Dried Tomatoes on a French Bun with Jack Cheese, Sauteed Onion and Sweet Bell Peppers

Country V.I.P.
Grilled Sourdough Bread, Swiss Cheese, Sliced Breast of Turkey, Two Crisp Bacon Strips and Tomato Slices

Beefy Cheddar
Grilled Sourdough Bread, Layered with Cheddar Cheese, Sliced Roast Beef, Green Chilies and Sliced Tomato

French Dip
A Generous Helping of Roast Beef Au Jus on a French Roll
Add Bell Pepper, Onions and Cheese a la Philly extra cents

Hot sliced Corned Beef with Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut and Thousand Island Dressing on grilled Corn Rye

BBQ Beef
Thin slices of Angus Beef topped with deep fried Onion Rings and smothered in BBQ Sauce. Served on our fresh French Roll

Mel's Vegetarian Sandwich on Seven Grain Bread
Iceburg Lettuce with Tomato, Mayonnaise, Avocado, Muenster Cheese, and Red Onion with your choice of Coleslaw, Cottage Cheese or Pasta Salad

Hot Open-Faced Sandwiches
Served with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Vegetable.

Fresh Roasted Turkey
with Cranberry Sauce

Mel's Original Recipe Meat Loaf
with Gravy and Mushrooms 7

Side Orders

Blueberry or Bran Muffin

Buttermilk Biscuit and Gravy

English Muffin or Toast
with Jelly

Toasted Bagel
with Cream Cheese

Side of Ham, Sausage, Bacon or Country Sausage

One Egg

Cold Cereal

Mel Potatoes

Mels Fountain Service
Featuring Breyers Ice Cream

Sundae Delights

Mel's Sundae
Our vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, nuts and cherry. Your choice of marshmallow, strawberries, pineapple, caramel, chocolate or hot fudge syrup

Black and White
Vanilla and chocolate ice cream layered in marshmallow and rich chocolate fudge with nuts, whipped cream and a cherry

Black and Tan
Vanilla and praline crunch ice cream layered in rich caramel and chocolate with nuts, whipped cream and a cherry

Buster Brownie
Hot brownie served with vanilla ice cream topped with hot fudge, nuts, whipped cream and a cherry

Ice Cream Favorites

Mels Petite Dish of Ice Cream
For the lite appetite

Mels Dish of Ice Cream
Choice of two flavors, served with fresh cookies

Pie a La Mode
Hot apple, cherry or berry

Doc's Banana Split
Chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate, strawberry and pineapple sauces, whipped cream, nuts and cherry on a whole banana

Fresh-Baked Pies
Apple, Cherry, or Berry by the slice


served with the can - your choice: Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry
Malts add $

Mocha Java Shake

Deluxe Milkshakes
your choice: Fresh Banana, Pineapple or Special Hand Dipped Flavor

Flavored Drinks

Chocolate, Vanilla, Cherry

Cherry Lemonade

Root Beer Float
Heaps of our creamy vanilla Ice cream floating in root beer

Ice Cream Flavors
Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, Praline Crunch, Sponge Bob, Mint Chip, Rainbow Sherbet

Mel's Premium Beverage Selection

We offer imported, Domestic, Micro Brewery and Non-alcoholic Beers.

Our House Wine by the glass.


Mels Premium Coffee

Brewed Decaf


Iced Tea

Hot Chocolate


Chocolate Milk

Jumbo Lemonade

Jumbo Coca Cola

Jumbo Sprite

Jumbo Diet Coke

Jumbo Root Beer

***All menu items & prices are subject to change with out notice.
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Original Mel's
2057 Arena Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95834

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Counter Seating
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Lunch Specials
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Sunday - Thursday
6am - 11pm

Friday & Saturday
6am - 1am

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