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12 Lunches Under $12

We love lunch at Metro because anything goes! Craving breakfast? Easy! We serve breakfast all day. A hearty burger cooked to order? Done. Salad delivered straight to your door? We’re on it. Check out our 12 lunches under $12 menu recommendations that will fill you up without emptying your wallet.

No matter what your lunchtime longings, we think a good, satisfying meal doesn’t have to be expensive. 

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Metro Diner Lunch orders that won’t break the bank

1. Grilled 3 Cheese – $7.99

What says “lunchtime at a diner” more than a classic grilled cheese sandwich?! Cheddar, Swiss and provel cheese on grilled white bread, served with a side of your choice. Plus, add ham & tomato or bacon & tomato to your sandwich and still stick to your budget!

2. ½ Sandwich & Soup $8.99 

Choose from a  Turkey & Swiss, Ham & Cheddar, or Chicken Salad Sandwich served with a cup of soup. Check the blackboard for our daily offerings. You won’t be disappointed.

3. Chicken Salad Croissant $10.99

Roasted chicken, chopped pecans, grapes, celery and mayo served on a flaky croissant with lettuce and sliced tomato. Served with a side of your choice. 

4. Bissell Breakfast $11.99

Metro Diner’s take on the traditional breakfast platter, this dish includes 2 eggs any style, bacon, toast, hashbrowns or grits, and a short stack of pancakes. Available all day, every day.

5. Two Egg Breakfast $10.69

Another breakfast-all-day guest favorite. Enjoy 2 eggs any style, hashbrowns, toast, and a choice of meat (bacon, sausage patties, sausage links, turkey sausage, or Canadian bacon). Extra hungry? Order the 3 Egg Breakfast and still stay under $12!

6. Southwest Scramble Bowl $11.99

Add some color to your lunch with our Southwest Scramble Bowl! This vegetarian-friendly bowl includes avocado, black beans, corn, diced green and jalapeño peppers, onions, tomatoes, and scrambled eggs, served over hashbrown potatoes and drizzled with salsa and sour cream, topped with green onions. Available all day.

7. Belgian Waffle $7.99

Thick and light, a true Belgian waffle. Topped with powdered sugar. Need something savory to accompany this traditional breakfast (for lunch) dish? You can even add a side of bacon and stick to your “lunch for under $12” goal.

8. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes $9.99

Treat yo’self. Two pancakes swirled with cinnamon and sugar, topped with cream cheese icing, candied pecans, and cinnamon butter. So. Good. 

9. Avocado Toast $8.99 – add eggs

Available under our “lighter fare” menu section, this menu item includes fresh chopped avocado on eight-grain toast, topped with diced tomatoes and everything bagel seasoning. Add two eggs any style for +$3 and still sneak in your order for under $12. 

10. Biscuits & Sausage Gravy $11.79

Biscuits & Sausage Gravy is always mentioned among favorites at Metro Diner – and it’s no wonder! This dish features two buttermilk biscuits topped with our housemade sausage gravy and is accompanied by two eggs any style and hashbrowns. You will definitely leave lunch satisfied from this order (although you may need a little siesta after).

11. Chicken Tender Salad $11.99

It’s all about balance. And our Chicken Tender Salad helps you achieve it! Buttermilk marinated chicken tenders over greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, shredded carrots, radishes, red onions and tortilla crunch, tossed in our honey mustard dressing. 

12. Veggie Omelet – $11.99

Need more veggies in your life? We’ve gotchu. Our Veggie Omelet includes mushrooms, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. Served with toast and choice of hashbrowns or grits. Available all day.

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Fun Fact: National Make Lunch Count Day is celebrated every April 13th as a way to remind American workers to get away from their desks for lunch.


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