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The Original

Diner and American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Berkeley, Berkeley
  • alexandra c.
    "breakfast all day :)"(2 Tips)
    Alex M.
    "Their cheese burgers are GOOD!"(2 Tips)
13 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • great value
  • french fries
  • waffles
  • dinner
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  • Edward D.
    Edward De GuzmanJune 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One Sunday a month (usually the 1st Sunday) the Original is the venue for a Scrabble tournament. If you want to see some high-level Scrabble, come on by! If you want to play sign up before noon.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MerenkovDecember 6, 2011
    Love this place. Their cheese burgers are GOOD! Also if you are a senior or disabled you can get a 10% discount.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FOctober 2, 2011
    My hot brownie fudge sundae had a storebought, BURNT brownie :( Everything else was good, classic diner food.
  • Carrie S.
    Carrie SMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    good place to eat breakfast in the afternoon but the bathrooms aren't great
  • Jesse V.
    Jesse VincentOctober 31, 2014
    All of the "The Original" branding is gone. Apparently now it's just "Diner"
  • Antha F.
    Antha Flores DarioDecember 11, 2011
    Their BLT is yum... But "The Original Mel's" is definitely *NOT* "Mel's Diner"!
  • Keith F.
    Keith Flippin2 weeks ago
    As of 2018-06-09, they're either closed for renovations, or permanently—no signage to clarify
  • Tammy H.
    Tammy HAugust 15, 2011
    If you're looking for a good burger and shake save yourself the disappointment and go across the street to burgermeister.
  • Carrie S.
    Carrie SJune 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    disappointed they changed the menu. won't be coming back for my usual meal with substitutions! bye diner! :( so few places left with old fashioned diner food. mayor leaving da house.
  • Corrine
    CorrineApril 26, 2014
    Decent Diner. Have a meal and watch the ball game.
  • Arthur K.
    Arthur KlepchukovJuly 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Philly Cheese Steak with cheese fries is pretty great.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerOctober 24, 2010
    Try the waffles supreme!
  • alexandra c.
    alexandra cAugust 9, 2010
    breakfast all day :)
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