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Paul's Coffee Shop

American, Diner
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16947 Bushard St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-2819
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:45 pm
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Newport Beach
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been coming here for years this place is amazing! I would always recommend trying their specials or their chicken fried chicken or chicken fried steak!

Thank gzz
San Pedro, CA
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135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Came here after seeing it on TV. At the time, it was owned by a former Marine and was so themed. On future visits, it was evident that it went down hill fast. The restaurant is now run by other family members, and the change is good. I was in the area on a Monday morning, so decided to stop... More 

Thank ChiefDennis
Fountain Valley, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I just finished meeting a friend for lunch but wound up ordering Paul's Special Omelette instead of a lunch item. Everyday breakfast menu is available during all business hours. I chose has browns over home fries with Rye toast. The omelette was a best ever item. sausage, well sautéed onions, cheese and sweet peppers combined to make it delicious. The... More 

Thank jumbojohnhb
Laguna Niguel, California
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Loved the different pastried I tried here. The salad and sandwiches looked great too which I shal. Go for tonight. Everything is made on the premesis.

Thank luckydog172
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22 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Lost a lot of respect for food network. Place is an outdated dive so that part is correct but food was horrible!

Thank Burt W
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

In a non-descript strip mall location (I don't think there are any windows), this is an old-time diner/greasy spoon, with a counter and booths and lots of military memorabilia on the walls. It has a certain authentic atmosphere, and it backs it up by serving good-size portions of solid American diner food (think chicken-fried steak).

Thank Mlunu
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327 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

First off, the food is amazing as is the staff! Saw this on DDD & my husband, a retired Marine, had to get the SOS & he lived it it! Not to mention they serve it on an actual chow hall tray! Everyone else's meals were tasty plus they are hefty portions. There is a section for each branch of... More 

Thank cdenoi
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Marvin U
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34 reviews
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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.

Thank WowieS
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

Thank Russell B. R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?