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16947 Bushard St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-2819
714-965-3643
Today
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:45 pm

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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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Fountain Valley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend the chili omelet! Real chili with no beans! Side of biscuits and gravy that had a great flavor! Service was quick and pleasant! A great place for breakfast or lunch.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended by locals, so we decided to try. It has the quaint casual coffee shop atmosphere, nothing special but if you are tired of chain restaurants, I would recommend. We came on a Saturday morning and it was packed, but we only waited about 5 minutes for a table. Friendly staff, huge portions. Chicken fried steak and... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Been coming here for years, every time I visit California, and the food is always good and never disappoints. Service is friendly and fast.

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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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