Noteworthy Foods in Jackson

Sep 21, 2018
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When you’re looking for fun things to do in Jackson, there are plenty of things to keep you occupied. Running around exploring the area is sure to work up an appetite. If you get hungry, the Amador County food scene is certainly something that won’t disappoint. Check out these noteworthy eating destinations.


The Pantry is the place to go when you’re looking for a cup of tea or coffee. This quaint little coffee shop also has options for you to purchase such as local BBQ sauce, jams and fresh ground coffee. In addition to their fresh cups of coffee and tea, this location is also known for their impressive assortments of chocolate that is all made in house. They are especially known for their Amador Gold Truffles. These truffles are made with Belgian chocolate and infused with award winning wines that were made right in Amador county!


When you’re looking for a comfortable place to grab a bite to eat, look no further than Mel’s Diner. This friendly and casual diner has been around since 1956 and serves up classic diner items as well as fresh baked pies and fresh cups of coffee. Be sure to try their famous ‘Moo Burger’ that comes with 2, 1/4 lb beef patties with cheese, Mel’s special sauce and served with all the works with a side of fries. The diner is located at 31 CA-88, Jackson, CA 95642.

If you have a sweet tooth, consider stopping by Andrea’s Bakery & Cheese Shop. This cafe specializes in breads and pastries made from scratch and serves coffee and all your favorite caffeinated beverages including cappuccino, latte, mocha, plus teas. Every various pastries as well as cookies, cakes and tarts as well as savory items such as bacon and gruyere quiche. For something a little more substantial, consider sandwiches such as the italian, roasted tomato and brie, roasted turkey and more.