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Mel's Family Diner

3221 S Orlando Dr, Sanford, FL 32773-5603
+1 407-321-4294
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (5 reviews)
“hash” (2 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Diner
3221 S Orlando Dr, Sanford, FL 32773-5603
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for breakfast/lunch with friends on our visit to Sanford area. I had a hamburger that was tasty. Others had assorted breakfasts. All said food was good and service was also good. Server was very efficient, though borderline rude, still got the job done well....More

Thank NewJerseyMovieman
Reviewed 3 days ago

When a place advertises sausage gravy and biscuits being the best, don't order a BLT. You'll be disappointed. On the other hand do order the country fried steak and fake mashed potatoes! The steak, gravy and green beans are really good! The mashed, not so...More

Thank Chef K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed next door to this diner which made it a convenient walk over. They had a good breakfast/lunch menu but no dinner.

Thank Natasha P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. They are located near the Orlando Sanford airport. We go there before our trip.

Thank naturesgold
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We were in a hurry to catch a flight out of Sanford and decided to try this little place. Excellent little place. The wait staff was friendly. Service was super quick and didn't even tell them we were in a rush. We both ordered the...More

Thank mmr42
Reviewed 14 October 2017

It's obviously been around for a long time, and has a "well worn" look about it. Don't let that put you off. Rather, enjoy the ambiance of a throwback to a 1950's era diner. It's clean and well kept - no worn flooring or torn...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a small diner with country cooking. Jackpot. This place has about every sandwich you could ask for. A really great assortment with daily specials. Today's was beef noodle with grilled turkey sandwich. Mmm. $5.69. Located on Hwy 17-92 in Sanford Fl.

Thank J Douglas M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This place has been around for decades. Serving yummy breakfast & lunch. The eggs benedict is my favorite, as well as old fashioned biscuits and Gravy! And can't forget the old fashioned sweet tea!

Thank mskathiej
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Dropped by while visiting friends in Longwood FL. We had Fried pork chop breakfast. Other half doesn't normally like fried potatoes but he cleared his plate. Tuna Melt sandwich is highly recommended as is steak quesidilla. Take time to read the amusing ditties around the...More

Thank Tina P
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We spent 10 days between Universal Studios and Disney World on our vacation, and I must say our breakfast at Mel's Diner was by far the best we have had. The price was very reasonable, the portions were large, and the service was excellent and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3221 S Orlando Dr, Sanford, FL 32773-5603
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 407-321-4294
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