Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Mel's Family Diner in Sanford, FL
Mel's Family Diner has been in Sanford for as long as I can remember, but until recently, I have never eaten here. The outside of the orange and tan building doesn't exactly scream diner, but on the inside the restaurant does indeed look like a diner of a different era.
Mel's has had it's run-ins with fame as well it seems. The waitress shared that MTV was filming a show on diners a few days earlier at the restaurant, and apparently Larry the Cable Guy is Mel's resident celebrity. I did a search on Youtube for anything Mel's related and found this video made by Full Sail students:
I ordered the Crazy Hash off the breakfast menu. This consisted of hash browns with peppers, onions, and sausage, served alongside scrambled eggs and a biscuit. I was actually expecting more peppers and onions with the potatoes, but it was still pretty tasty.
Based on my single meal at Mel's, I wouldn't consider this the best diner food in Central Florida, but I'd prefer this over the Ihop right up the street any day. Their breakfast menu was good (served all day), but I personally found their selection of sandwiches and dinners to be somewhat on the small side. Regardless, I'd return...