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16947 Bushard St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-2819
714-965-3643
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7:00 am - 1:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, nothing fancy

This is a very basic diner type place serving hearty portions of American food. My Denver omelet was tasty. I had fresh fruit with it which included a heavenly slice of fresh pineapple. My husband had steak and eggs, which he enjoyed, especially with the biscuits and gravy. Service was good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Lisa B
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English first
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My brother is a semi regular and discovered thus place while waiting for pizza. From the outside it looks small. It is small but it is jam packed with people... hopping as I say it. I ordered the corned beef hash special... Great food. Cindy, the owner, is a great host and is hopping on her feet just.like her employees.... More 

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Blue Grass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Excellent service, phenomenal food, low prices. We loved our visit to Paul's Semper Finer Diner and will certainly be back! Very veteran oriented, which we appreciate.

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

A few days ago I was in Fountain valley California about mile of so from Huntington Beach , stopped in and had the most amazing meal that brought back the ole days of being on Active.duty ...I got the creamed Chipped beef on toast ....an ole military meal that el stick to your ribs .....Out frigging standing .....HATS OFF TO... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have lived in Fountain Valley 32 years and that's how long I've been going to Pauls. Always take home food as your meals are a plate full. Breakfast is what they are most known for and that's what we enjoy the most. Small in size but mighty in taste at a great price. If you don't get there early you'll... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My friend moved into the apartment complex walking distance from "Paul's". He wanted to try it. It is small & clustered, hectic. The hostess was not friendly & the waitress was impatient. I ordered a plain egg dish & it was EXPENSIVE! My friend ordered their "famous" chicken fried steak. He loves that. He hardly sends anything back. It was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a very basic diner type place serving hearty portions of American food. My Denver omelet was tasty. I had fresh fruit with it which included a heavenly slice of fresh pineapple. My husband had steak and eggs, which he enjoyed, especially with the biscuits and gravy. Service was good. Drawbacks: it was a bit loud and the coffee... More 

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Clawson, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you are looking for a fancy, upscale restaurant, this is not the place for you. But, if you are looking for great food and a great experience, head to Paul's. We frequent places featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives ~ that is how we found this place. They feature a military decor; each wall offers something a little different.... More 

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Huntington Beach
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

great food and fun atmosphere, friendly staff! The SOS brings back fun memories of my time in the Corps.

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Fountain Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Paul's coffee shop has been in our community for years, however the new owner has taken it to a new level. The restaurant is themed in U.S. Marine attire after the owners own service. They even made it to T.V. on a episode of Good Eats. The menu is good and the food is excellent, as well as the service.... More 

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Fountain Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Paul's is the kind of place you went to with you family when you were a kid - not a chain with everything tastes the same food. Owner is on site helping with the food. Good neighborhood vibe. Chicken fried steak and eggs comes on two plates it's so large a serving. Tastes like home!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16947 Bushard St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-2819
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Fountain Valley
  • Phone Number: 714-965-3643
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm

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