Mel's Diner

9430 Warner Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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  • Sun 7am-1:45pm, Mon,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat 6am-1:45pm
  • $$
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Nearly lost in a Fountain Valley strip mall, Mel's Diner is more buried treasure than greasy spoon-if you can find it, good things await you. But in the quest for the perfect biscuits and gravy, Mel's is a bona-fide champion. Fresh, fluffy biscuits topped with smoky sausage perfectly cooked (just a little crisp around the edges), and everything's smothered with rich, savory gravy. If sweets are more your style, Mel's cinnamon buns come ooey-gooey and stretching to the edges of the plate.

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