About Metro Diner Restaurants
This is your best local restaurant. Where you come for a hot cup of coffee, a warm welcome, and a full belly. Where familiar comfort food dishes meet new, bold obsessions. Where you’ll find a menu full of unique takes on classic Southern food and breakfast served all day. Join us — we promise to bring something special to the table.
Metro Diner History
Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner since 1992.
Metro Diner’s story began in 1938 when the building that would become the first location opened in Jacksonville, Florida. Officially branded in 1992, Metro Diner quickly became the go-to local restaurant for comforting classics and reimagined favorites.
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With the help of Master Chef Mark Davoli and his family, Metro Diner continued to grow and even earned a spot on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Fieri raved about many Metro signature items including our Fried Chicken & Waffles and Iron City Meatloaf. Both dishes remain the backbone to Metro Diner’s bold and innovative menu offerings.
Today, Metro Diner has over 50 locations in 12 states and has earned a number of awards for its savory, home-style comfort food cooking including:
We welcome you to visit us and try our award-winning food for yourself!
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- Fried Chicken and Waffles
- Available all day, this sweet-meets-savory dish is so popular there’s a national holiday to celebrate it!
- Bissell Breakfast
- Searching “Best breakfast near me”? Look no further. Enjoy a classic breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, hashbrowns and a pancake. Order any time of day.
- Charleston Shrimp & Grits
- A popular brunch order, this dish features two fried grit cakes infused with cheese, roasted red peppers and andouille sausage. Topped with shrimp, sausage, onions and peppers in a shrimp sauce. Guests can’t get enough!
- Classic Burger
- Sometimes you just need a delicious, juicy, burger. Our burgers are available for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner! Ask for Gluten-Free bun to make it gluten-friendly!
- Fried Chicken and Waffles
Our Values & Culture
Your nearby restaurant, your neighbor.
Craveable comfort food is a draw, but we know it’s not just about the satisfying meal — it’s about the way you’re treated. We value people and strive to treat everyone like special guests in our home. A warm smile and friendly conversation accompany every hot cup of coffee and savory dish.
Our people-first service doesn’t stop at the front door. We’re committed to being a good neighbor. We actively support our communities in through local volunteer work, charity involvement, sponsorships and partnerships. It’s one of the reasons we were voted Best Diner in the South in 2018.
PRESS & AWARDS
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We believe people are driven to be part of something that gives them a strong sense of belonging, significance and pride. We are more than just a team of people working together, we are a family. We know when we take care of our family, they will take care of Metro Diner.
We’re a passionate team of movers, shakers and bakers and are always looking for good people to join our Family!
If you’re interested in becoming a part of our Team, please apply today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to all your questions about our company, menu, ordering, and more…
Metro Diner is known for reimagining old diner breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner classics and turning them into new diner favorites. Signature dishes like our Fried Chicken and Waffles served with sweet and spicy syrup and house-made strawberry butter, and our Iron City Meatloaf, featured on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, are popular items available on Metro Diners’ bold and innovative menu — making it the place for breakfast, brunch, lunch AND dinner.
Metro Diner has over 50 locations in 12 states: Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Find a Metro Diner near you
Yes! Most of our locations serve alcohol with the exception of our locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and 3 locations in Jacksonville, FL: San Marco, Southside, and Ortega. Join us for $3.39 Bloody Marys or Mimosas, wine, bottled beer, and more — every day all day! Contact your diner for details.
Metro Diner’s signature Fried Chicken & Waffles and Iron City Meatloaf were among the menu items celebrity chef Guy Fieri enjoyed when visiting Metro Diner on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives,