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Mel's Family Diner

3221 S Orlando Dr, Sanford, FL 32773-5603
+1 407-321-4294
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (12 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 14:00 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
3221 S Orlando Dr, Sanford, FL 32773-5603
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not been to Mel's in about 10 years. There are new owners so we decided to try it again. We have now been there about three different times. The food is great. They have remodeled the inside so it looks great. Breakfast is...More

Thank Joan F
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Before going to Sanford airport for our flight home we decided to get something to eat in Sanford. Found this place on the main road into town. The food was typical Diner fare but was very good, freshly cooked and reasonably priced. The service was...More

Thank ChrisWainscott
Reviewed 12 April 2018

o600 and the coffee is flowing. Had the ultimate omelet stuffed with meat cheese peppers and mushrooms with ham and grits on the side... Diner, as expected! Easy to get to on Orlando Dr...

Thank John E
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Good food but very small eating area. Food has improved with new management. Wait staff very friendly and attentive.

Thank zeus7218
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We live in Sanford but haven't been to Mel's in a while. The waitress was friendly and attentive. But our food arrived cold. And my hash browns tasted like they were cooked in rancid oil.

1  Thank Sally D
Reviewed 18 March 2018

After leaving another restaurant across the street that had extremely poor service we walked into Mel's and were seated and had our drinks in less than 3 minutes. They were really swamped, but handled the customer demand very well. Food was delivered promptly and was...More

Thank 48Rules
Reviewed 15 January 2018 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 14 January 2018

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 10 January 2018

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 21 December 2017 via mobile

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

Thank naturesgold
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1 April 2018|
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Response from naturesgold | Reviewed this property |
Yes just call first for faster service
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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